Philadelphia Phillies probable pitchers & starting lineups vs Chicago Cubs, July 4

The Phillies go for the sweep in an Independence Day series finale matinee at Wrigley Field!
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cristopher Sanchez starts the series finale on Thursday
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cristopher Sanchez starts the series finale on Thursday / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages

The Philadelphia Phillies (57-29) wrap up their three-game series with the Chicago Cubs (39-48) in an Independence Day matinee at Wrigley Field. After winning the first two games of the series, the NL East-leading Phillies are looking for a sweep on Thursday afternoon at Wrigley Field.

Things are coming up Phillies everywhere you look. On top of the Wednesday night 5-3 win, third baseman Alec Bohm and shortstop Trea Turner were named NL All-Star starters before the game. They'll join first baseman Bryce Harper on the field at Globe Life Field in the July 16 MLB All-Star Game, assuming he's healthy.

Bohm and Turner powered the Phillies to their MLB-leading 57th win after learning the All-Star news, with each scoring a pair of runs and Bohm swatting a two-run home run. Zack Wheeler took a no-decision, leaving the game with a 3-2 lead after six innings. Matt Strahm picked up the win after giving up the tying run in the seventh, but the bats picked him up scoring two in the top of the eighth. Orion Kerkering and José Alvarado closed the door in the eighth and ninth.

Phillies vs. Cubs probable pitchers, July 4

  • Cristopher Sánchez (6-3) will start for the Phillies. Fresh off his June NL Pitcher of the Month Award, the lefty brings a 2.41 ERA and 1.19 WHIP into his 17th start of the season. He threw a complete game shutout in his last start, holding the Marlins to three hits while punching out nine and lowering his June ERA to a minuscule 1.64.
  • Jameson Taillon (4-4) will counter for the Cubs. The 32-year-old righty has a 3.03 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 13 starts. In his start against the Brewers last week, he went six innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on four hits while striking out five and walking one.

Philadelphia Phillies starting lineup, July 4

  • 1. 2B Bryson Stott
  • 2. SS Trea Turner
  • 3. 3B Alec Bohm
  • 4. LF Brandon Marsh
  • 5. DH Nick Castellanos
  • 6. 1B Kody Clemens
  • 7. RF David Dahl
  • 8. CF Johan Rojas
  • 9. C Garrett Stubbs

Chicago Cubs starting lineup, July 4

  • 1. 2B Nico Hoerner
  • 2. 1B Patrick Wisdom
  • 3. CF Cody Bellinger
  • 4. RF Seiya Suzuki
  • 5. LF Ian Happ
  • 6. DH Christopher Morel
  • 7. SS Dansby Swanson
  • 8. 3B David Bote
  • 9. C Tomás Nido

What channel is the Philadelphia Phillies game on today?

  • Game time: 2:20 p.m. ET.
  • NBCSP will have the Phillies broadcast.
  • The Cubs broadcast will be on Marquee Sports Network.
  • MLB Network will carry a national broadcast (out-of-market only).

How do I stream the Philadelphia Phillies game today?

How can I listen to the Philadelphia Phillies game today?

  • The Phillies broadcast will be on 94 WIP and WTTM 1680.
  • Cubs fans can tune into the game on 670 The Score and WRTO 1200.