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Saturday, April 20th (All times Eastern)

Chicago Cubs (5-10) at Milwaukee Brewers (7-8), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Chicago - Edwin Jackson (0-2, 6.06) Milwaukee - Hiram Burgos (0-0, 0.00)

(Sports Network) - Right-hander Hiram Burgos takes the mound in his major- league debut on Saturday night when the Milwaukee Brewers host the Chicago Cubs in the middle game of a three-game series at Miller Park.

A 25-year-old from Puerto Rico, Burgos was the Brewers' minor-league pitcher of the year in 2012 after going 10-4 with a 1.95 earned run average in 28 appearances across three levels of play.

He struck out 153 batters and walked 49.

Burgos began 2013 at Triple-A Nashville and was 0-2 in three starts, but maintained a solid 2.70 earned run average.

It's the first time this season the Milwaukee rotation has required a fifth starter.

For the Cubs, righty Edwin Jackson tries for a fourth time for his first win with another new team.

Now 29, Jackson was 10-11 in 31 starts with Washington last season before signing a four-year, $52 million deal with the Cubs on Jan. 2.

He's three games under .500 (70-73) in 237 career appearances while pitching for eight combined teams - Tampa Bay, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Chicago White Sox, Arizona, St. Louis, Washington, Detroit and the Cubs.

He dropped a 7-4 decision to Milwaukee on April 8 in Chicago after allowing five runs on eight hits in six innings,

In eight career starts against the Brewers, he's 3-3 with a 3.57 earned run average.

On Friday, Ryan Braun hit a three-run homer and Carlos Gomez added a solo shot as the Brewers defeated the Cubs, 5-4.

Jonathan Lucroy hit an RBI triple and Rickie Weeks had one hit and a run scored for the Brewers, who have won five straight overall and their last six at home versus the Cubs. Starter Marco Estrada (2-0) gave up three runs on seven hits and struck out four over six innings.

David DeJesus had two hits, including a two-run shot, and Luis Valbuena and Anthony Rizzo each hit solo home runs for Chicago, which has lost four of five.

Jeff Samardzija (1-3) yielded five runs -- four earned -- on six hits over seven innings and fanned four in defeat.

The teams split two games on April 8-9 in Chicago. Milwaukee won 13 of 17 games between the teams last season.

04/20 10:31:56 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 2
DUR 9
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
CHI
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
7:05pm Tuesday
PHI 0
ATL 0
7:05pm Tuesday
NYY 0
CHC 0
7:05pm Tuesday
BAL 0
TAM 0
7:08pm Tuesday
DET 0
CLE 0
Final
CIN 7
PIT 5
Final
MIA 11
WAS 2
Final
TEX 5
SEA 0
Final
CWS 2
BOS 1
Final
HOU 2
KAN 4
Final
MIL 1
STL 6
Final
MIN 3
TOR 9
Final
ARI 0
NYM 9
Final
ANA 9
OAK 10
Final
SDP 2
COL 3
Final
SFG 3
LOS 2
12:35pm Today
CIN
PIT
12:35pm Today
BAL
TAM
 
1:05pm Today
NYY
CHC
 
1:10pm Today
MIL
STL
 
3:40pm Today
ARI
NYM
 
7:05pm Tonight
PHI
ATL
 
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
CHC
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CLE
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
WAS
 
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
SEA
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
 
Final
BRK 98
NYK 109
Final
LAC 117
DEN 105
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
CHI
 
7:00pm Tonight
ORL
IND
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIL
ATL
 
8:00pm Tonight
CLE
BRK
 
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
DAL
 
8:00pm Tonight
OKC
DET
 
8:00pm Tonight
NOP
HOU
 
8:00pm Tonight
SAN
LAL
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIA
PHI
 
8:00pm Tonight
NYK
TOR
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
UTA
 
8:00pm Tonight
BOS
WAS
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
 
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
 
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
 
7:00pm Tonight
TAM
MON
7:30pm Tonight
PIT
CLB
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
Final
CHR 2
DUR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR