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Cubs announce Caleb Kilian will start Wednesday

2 weeks agoAndy Martinez

Caleb Kilian will get another crack in the big leagues.

David Ross announced after the Cubs’ 12-5 loss to the Padres on Tuesday that Caleb Kilian would start Wednesday’s game against the Padres. Kilian went 5 innings in his MLB debut against the Cardinals on June 4, striking out 6 and allowing 3 runs on 3 hits.

“I don’t think I’m expecting to see anything but him continuing to be himself,” Ross said. “I don’t want him to change anything. He had a really nice start last time.”

Kilian is still whetting his feet in the big leagues, so Ross and the Cubs want to continue to see how he performs and then build off that.

“We’ve got to give the young man a body of work before we start tinkering and changing,” Ross said. “Let’s see what kind of pitcher he is first before we start suggesting he should do something different. I think the version of him that we saw last time is good enough.

“We score a couple runs and play some good defense behind him, we’ll have a chance to win the game.”

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