Chicago Cubs (67-90, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (59-98, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Wednesday, 6:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (14-7, 4.81 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 126 strikeouts) Pirates: Roansy Contreras (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Pirates -107, Cubs -107; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh and Chicago will play on Wednesday.
The Pirates are 35-41 in home games in 2020. Pittsburgh’s lineup has 122 home runs this season, Bryan Reynolds leads the club with 24 homers.
The Cubs have gone 28-48 away from home. Chicago’s lineup has 205 home runs this season, Ian Happ leads the club with 24 homers.
The Pirates won the last meeting 8-6. Enyel De Los Santos earned his second victory and Colin Moran went 2-for-2 with a home run and four RBIs for Pittsburgh. Adam Morgan took his first loss for Chicago.
TOP PERFORMERS: Reynolds leads the Pirates with 24 home runs and has 88 RBIs.
Happ leads the Cubs with 24 home runs and has 63 RBIs.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pirates: 4-6, .235 batting average, 5.93 ERA, outscored by 13 runs
Cubs: 1-9, .271 batting average, 7.37 ERA, outscored by 26 runs
INJURIES: Pirates: Bryse Wilson: (hamstring), Duane Underwood Jr.: (shoulder), Jose Soriano: (elbow), Dillon Peters: (back), Luis Oviedo: (shoulder), Connor Overton: (shoulder), Chase De Jong: (knee), Blake Cederlind: (elbow), Trevor Cahill: (calf), JT Brubaker: (shoulder), Steven Brault: (arm).
Cubs: Brad Wieck: (heart), Keegan Thompson: (shoulder), Kohl Stewart: (elbow), Manuel Rodriguez: (shoulder), Jonathan Holder: (shoulder), Jason Heyward: (concussion), Michael Hermosillo: (forearm), Patrick Wisdom: (wrist), Alfonso Rivas: (finger), Nick Madrigal: (hamstring), Nico Hoerner: (soreness), Jose Lobaton: (shoulder), P.J. Higgins: (forearm), Robinson Chirinos: (oblique).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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