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    Miami Marlins (48-58, fourth in the NL East) vs. Chicago Cubs (42-63, fourth in the NL Central) Chicago; Saturday, 2:20 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Pablo Lopez (7-6, 3.41 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 119 strikeouts); Cubs: Drew Smyly (3-6, 4.42 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 48 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cubs -111, Marlins -108; over/under is 7 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Cubs host the Miami Marlins looking to extend a four-game home winning streak. Chicago has a 21-32 record in home games and a 42-63 record overall. Cubs hitters have a collective .316 on-base percentage, the eighth-ranked percentage in the NL. Miami has a 25-30 record on the road and a 48-58 record overall. The Marlins have a 35-13 record in games when they out-hit their opponents. The teams meet Saturday for the second time this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Willson Contreras has 21 doubles, two triples, 16 home runs and 41 RBI for the Cubs. Patrick Wisdom is 8-for-32 with two doubles, three home runs and five RBI over the past 10 games. LAST 10 GAMES: Cubs: 4-6, .204 batting...
    Chicago Cubs (41-58, third in the NL Central) vs. San Francisco Giants (49-51, third in the NL West) San Francisco; Saturday, 9:05 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Drew Smyly (3-5, 3.93 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 43 strikeouts); Giants: Jakob Junis (4-2, 2.98 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 44 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Giants -133, Cubs +113; over/under is 8 runs BOTTOM LINE: The San Francisco Giants face the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. San Francisco has gone 27-23 at home and 49-51 overall. Giants hitters have a collective .395 slugging percentage to rank ninth in the NL. Chicago is 41-58 overall and 21-26 in road games. The Cubs have a 21-44 record in games when they have allowed at least one home run. Saturday’s game is the third meeting between these teams this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Willson Contreras has 20 doubles, a triple, 14 home runs and 37 RBI while hitting .252 for the Cubs. Ian Happ is 13-for-42 with two doubles over the past 10 games. LAST 10 GAMES: Giants: 2-8, .222 batting average, 5.42 ERA, outscored by 21 runs Cubs: 7-3,...
    Chicago Cubs (40-58, third in the NL Central) vs. San Francisco Giants (49-50, third in the NL West) San Francisco; Friday, 10:15 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Marcus Stroman (2-5, 4.38 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 59 strikeouts); Giants: Alex Cobb (3-4, 4.62 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 74 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Giants -135, Cubs +115; over/under is 7 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: The San Francisco Giants host the Chicago Cubs looking to continue a four-game home winning streak. San Francisco has a 49-50 record overall and a 27-22 record at home. The Giants are 33-6 in games when they scored five or more runs. Chicago has a 40-58 record overall and a 20-26 record in road games. Cubs hitters are batting a collective .245, which ranks eighth in the NL. Friday’s game is the second time these teams square off this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Joc Pederson leads the Giants with 17 home runs while slugging .492. Thairo Estrada is 11-for-35 with two doubles and five RBI over the past 10 games. Patrick Wisdom leads the Cubs with 39 extra base hits...
    Chicago Cubs (40-57, third in the NL Central) vs. San Francisco Giants (48-50, third in the NL West) San Francisco; Thursday, 9:45 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Justin Steele (4-6, 4.02 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 81 strikeouts); Giants: Alex Wood (6-8, 4.21 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 96 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Giants -139, Cubs +118; over/under is 8 runs BOTTOM LINE: The San Francisco Giants host the Chicago Cubs on Thursday to start a four-game series. San Francisco is 48-50 overall and 26-22 at home. The Giants are fifth in the NL with 115 total home runs, averaging 1.2 per game. Chicago has a 20-25 record in road games and a 40-57 record overall. The Cubs have the fourth-ranked team on-base percentage in the NL at .321. Thursday’s game is the first time these teams meet this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Thairo Estrada has a .262 batting average to rank fourth on the Giants, and has 16 doubles, a triple and nine home runs. Austin Slater is 10-for-31 over the last 10 games. Patrick Wisdom leads the Cubs with 38 extra base...
    Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia; Saturday, 6:05 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Marcus Stroman (2-5, 4.69 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 54 strikeouts); Phillies: Zack Wheeler (8-5, 2.89 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 108 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Phillies -161, Cubs +138; over/under is 8 runs BOTTOM LINE: The Philadelphia Phillies host the Chicago Cubs in the season opener. Philadelphia had an 82-80 record overall and a 47-34 record at home last season. The Phillies slugged .408 with a .318 on-base percentage as a team in the 2021 season. Chicago had a 71-91 record overall and a 32-49 record in road games last season. The Cubs averaged 7.7 hits per game last season while batting a collective .237 and slugging .407. INJURIES: Phillies: Hans Crouse: 60-Day IL (covid-19), James McArthur: 60-Day IL (elbow), Zach Eflin: 15-Day IL (knee), Damon Jones: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Bryce Harper: 10-Day IL (thumb), Jean Segura: 60-Day IL (finger), Nick Maton: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Ryan Sherriff: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Sam Coonrod: 60-Day IL (shoulder) Cubs: Andrelton Simmons: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Kyle Hendricks: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Alec Mills: 15-Day...
    New York Mets (56-34, first in the NL East) vs. Chicago Cubs (34-55, fourth in the NL Central) Chicago; Saturday, 2:20 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Taijuan Walker (7-2, 2.63 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 68 strikeouts); Cubs: Marcus Stroman (2-5, 4.91 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 48 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mets -140, Cubs +120 BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Cubs take on the New York Mets looking to break their four-game home slide. Chicago is 17-30 in home games and 34-55 overall. The Cubs have a 10-16 record in games decided by one run. New York is 56-34 overall and 28-19 on the road. Mets hitters are batting a collective .254, the sixth-best team batting average in MLB play. Saturday’s game is the second meeting between these teams this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Ian Happ has 23 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 41 RBI for the Cubs. Seiya Suzuki is 11-for-33 with a double, two home runs and five RBI over the last 10 games. Brandon Nimmo has 17 doubles, five triples and nine home runs for the Mets. Francisco Lindor...
    Chicago Cubs (34-50, third in the NL Central) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (54-29, first in the NL West) Los Angeles; Saturday, 10:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Marcus Stroman (0-0); Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw (5-2, 2.57 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 59 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Dodgers -275, Cubs +221; over/under is 8 runs BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Dodgers will try to keep their five-game home win streak alive when they play the Chicago Cubs. Los Angeles has a 28-13 record in home games and a 54-29 record overall. The Dodgers have the best team on-base percentage in the NL at .329. Chicago has a 17-23 record on the road and a 34-50 record overall. The Cubs have a 10-16 record in games decided by one run. The teams meet Saturday for the sixth time this season. The Dodgers are up 5-0 in the season series. TOP PERFORMERS: Freddie Freeman has 26 doubles, two triples and 10 home runs while hitting .297 for the Dodgers. Justin Turner is 15-for-31 with four home runs over the past 10 games. Ian Happ ranks...
    Chicago Cubs (34-48, third in the NL Central) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (52-29, first in the NL West) Los Angeles; Friday, 10:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Keegan Thompson (7-3, 3.41 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 66 strikeouts); Dodgers: Tyler Anderson (9-1, 3.09 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 73 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Dodgers -235, Cubs +192; over/under is 8 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Dodgers, on a four-game home winning streak, host the Chicago Cubs. Los Angeles has a 27-13 record in home games and a 52-29 record overall. Dodgers hitters have a collective .330 on-base percentage, the best percentage in the NL. Chicago has a 34-48 record overall and a 17-22 record in road games. The Cubs rank 10th in the NL with 82 total home runs, averaging 1.0 per game. The teams meet Friday for the fifth time this season. The Dodgers are ahead 4-0 in the season series. TOP PERFORMERS: Trea Turner has a .305 batting average to rank third on the Dodgers, and has 21 doubles, two triples and 11 home runs. Justin Turner is 15-for-30...
    Chicago Cubs (34-48, third in the NL Central) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (52-29, first in the NL West) Los Angeles; Thursday, 10:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Mark Leiter Jr. (2-2, 4.85 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 31 strikeouts); Dodgers: Tony Gonsolin (10-0, 1.54 ERA, .82 WHIP, 77 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Dodgers -281, Cubs +230; over/under is 8 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Dodgers host the Chicago Cubs aiming to continue a three-game home winning streak. Los Angeles has a 52-29 record overall and a 26-13 record at home. Dodgers hitters have a collective .430 slugging percentage to rank second in the NL. Chicago has a 34-48 record overall and a 17-21 record in road games. The Cubs are 25-10 in games when they have more hits than their opponents. The matchup Thursday is the fourth time these teams meet this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Mookie Betts has 15 doubles and 18 home runs for the Dodgers. Justin Turner is 14-for-30 with three home runs over the last 10 games. Willson Contreras has 17 doubles, a triple, 13 home...
    Chicago Cubs (32-48, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (47-35, first in the NL Central) Milwaukee; Tuesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (4-6, 4.76 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 62 strikeouts); Brewers: Jason Alexander (2-0, 3.82 ERA, 1.70 WHIP, 15 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Brewers -140, Cubs +119; over/under is 9 runs BOTTOM LINE: The Milwaukee Brewers, on a three-game home winning streak, host the Chicago Cubs. Milwaukee has a 47-35 record overall and a 20-15 record at home. The Brewers are 33-9 in games when they out-hit their opponents. Chicago has a 15-21 record in road games and a 32-48 record overall. The Cubs are 15-37 in games when they have allowed at least one home run. Tuesday’s game is the 12th time these teams square off this season. The Brewers hold a 6-5 advantage in the season series. TOP PERFORMERS: Willy Adames has 11 doubles, 16 home runs and 45 RBI for the Brewers. Rowdy Tellez is 6-for-35 with a double and five home runs over the last 10 games. Patrick Wisdom leads Chicago...
    Chicago Cubs (26-44, fourth in the NL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (40-32, second in the NL Central) St. Louis; Friday, 8:15 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: No starters named FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cardinals -159, Cubs +137; over/under is 9 runs BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Cardinals host the Chicago Cubs on Friday to open a three-game series. St. Louis has a 21-13 record in home games and a 40-32 record overall. Cardinals hitters are batting a collective .254, the sixth-best team batting average in MLB play. Chicago is 26-44 overall and 13-19 on the road. The Cubs have hit 69 total home runs to rank ninth in the NL. Friday’s game is the sixth time these teams square off this season. The Cardinals are up 3-2 in the season series. TOP PERFORMERS: Paul Goldschmidt has 17 home runs, 38 walks and 61 RBI while hitting .340 for the Cardinals. Brendan Donovan is 12-for-39 with three doubles and five RBI over the past 10 games. Ian Happ has 15 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 35 RBI for the...
    St. Louis Cardinals (31-23, second in the NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (23-31, fourth in the NL Central) Chicago; Sunday, 7:08 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (5-4, 2.75 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 48 strikeouts); Cubs: Justin Steele (1-5, 5.40 ERA, 1.58 WHIP, 46 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cardinals -141, Cubs +120; over/under is 8 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Cubs square off against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Chicago is 23-31 overall and 11-19 at home. The Cubs have hit 55 total home runs to rank seventh in the NL. St. Louis is 31-23 overall and 15-12 in road games. The Cardinals have a 15-5 record in games when they did not give up a home run. Sunday’s game is the fifth time these teams meet this season. The season series is tied 2-2. TOP PERFORMERS: Willson Contreras has a .275 batting average to rank second on the Cubs, and has 10 doubles, a triple and nine home runs. Christopher Morel is 12-for-42 with four RBI over the past 10 games. Nolan Arenado has 13 doubles,...
    St. Louis Cardinals (30-22, second in the NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (22-30, fourth in the NL Central) Chicago; Saturday, 1:20 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: TBD; Cubs: Matt Swarmer (0-0, 1.50 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, six strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cardinals -120, Cubs +100; over/under is 9 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Cubs square off against the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. Chicago has a 10-18 record in home games and a 22-30 record overall. The Cubs have the 10th-ranked team slugging percentage in the NL at .392. St. Louis is 30-22 overall and 14-11 in road games. Cardinals hitters are batting a collective .255, the fourth-best team batting average in MLB play. The teams meet Saturday for the third time this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Willson Contreras has nine doubles, a triple and nine home runs while hitting .278 for the Cubs. Patrick Wisdom is 9-for-36 with two doubles and two home runs over the last 10 games. Paul Goldschmidt has 18 doubles and 12 home runs for the Cardinals. Tommy Edman is 12-for-42 with two doubles and...
    St. Louis Cardinals (29-22, second in the NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (22-29, fourth in the NL Central) Chicago; Friday, 2:20 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Miles Mikolas (3-3, 2.67 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 47 strikeouts); Cubs: Marcus Stroman (2-4, 3.95 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 38 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cardinals -110, Cubs -109; over/under is 8 runs BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Cubs will try to keep their three-game home win streak alive when they face the St. Louis Cardinals. Chicago has a 22-29 record overall and a 10-17 record at home. The Cubs are 8-24 in games when they have allowed a home run. St. Louis is 29-22 overall and 13-11 in road games. Cardinals hitters have a collective .321 on-base percentage, the fifth-ranked percentage in the NL. The teams meet Friday for the second time this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Willson Contreras has nine doubles, a triple and nine home runs for the Cubs. Frank Schwindel is 11-for-40 with four doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI over the past 10 games. Paul Goldschmidt has 11 home runs, 25 walks...
    Arizona Diamondbacks (18-21, fifth in the NL West) vs. Chicago Cubs (15-21, fourth in the NL Central) Chicago; Thursday, 7:40 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Zac Gallen (2-0, 1.05 ERA, .67 WHIP, 35 strikeouts); Cubs: Marcus Stroman (0-0) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Diamondbacks -120, Cubs +100; over/under is 8 runs BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Cubs host the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday to begin a four-game series. Chicago is 6-12 at home and 15-21 overall. Cubs pitchers have a collective 3.82 ERA, which ranks seventh in the NL. Arizona has a 10-11 record in home games and an 18-21 record overall. The Diamondbacks rank fourth in the NL with 41 total home runs, averaging 1.1 per game. Thursday’s game is the fourth time these teams match up this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Willson Contreras has seven doubles, a triple and five home runs while hitting .268 for the Cubs. Patrick Wisdom is 5-for-30 with a double and a home run over the past 10 games. Christian Walker has seven doubles and nine home runs for the Diamondbacks. Alek Thomas is 10-for-32 with...
    Pittsburgh Pirates (15-19, third in the NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (13-20, fourth in the NL Central) Chicago; Monday, 7:40 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Bryse Wilson (0-2, 5.82 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 20 strikeouts); Cubs: Wade Miley (0-0, 9.00 ERA, 3.33 WHIP, one strikeout) BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Cubs host the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday to open a three-game series. Chicago has gone 4-11 in home games and 13-20 overall. The Cubs have gone 3-16 in games when they have given up at least one home run. Pittsburgh has a 15-19 record overall and a 9-10 record at home. The Pirates have a 12-4 record in games when they have more hits than their opponents. Monday’s game is the seventh meeting between these teams this season. The Pirates are ahead 4-2 in the season series. TOP PERFORMERS: Willson Contreras has four home runs, 14 walks and 10 RBI while hitting .277 for the Cubs. Patrick Wisdom is 7-for-33 with a double, two home runs and three RBI over the past 10 games. Ben Gamel has six doubles, a triple and...
    Chicago Cubs (11-19, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (17-15, fourth in the NL West) Phoenix; Friday, 9:40 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Drew Smyly (1-3, 3.04 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 17 strikeouts); Diamondbacks: Zach Davies (1-1, 3.34 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 22 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Diamondbacks -125, Cubs +106; over/under is 8 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: The Arizona Diamondbacks open a three-game series at home against the Chicago Cubs on Friday. Arizona has a 9-9 record in home games and a 17-15 record overall. The Diamondbacks are 10-1 in games when they out-hit their opponents. Chicago has an 11-19 record overall and a 4-11 record at home. The Cubs have gone 8-3 in games when they scored at least five runs. Friday’s game is the first time these teams meet this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Ketel Marte has 10 doubles, a triple, two home runs and eight RBI for the Diamondbacks. Jordan Luplow is 6-for-22 with four home runs over the last 10 games. Ian Happ has four doubles and two home runs for the Cubs. Patrick Wisdom...
    Chicago Cubs (8-11, third in the NL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (12-7, first in the NL Central) Milwaukee; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (1-1, 3.98 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 19 strikeouts); Brewers: Adrian Houser (1-2, 3.52 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 10 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Brewers -144, Cubs +123; over/under is 8 runs BOTTOM LINE: The Milwaukee Brewers host the Chicago Cubs on Friday to start a three-game series. Milwaukee has a 12-7 record overall and a 5-3 record at home. The Brewers are 8-0 in games when they scored at least five runs. Chicago has a 4-6 record in home games and an 8-11 record overall. Cubs hitters have a collective .344 on-base percentage, the best percentage in the NL. Friday’s game is the fourth time these teams match up this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Andrew McCutchen has a .269 batting average to rank fourth on the Brewers, and has four doubles and a home run. Willy Adames is 9-for-37 with three home runs and 10 RBI over the past 10 games. Seiya Suzuki has five doubles...
    Chicago Cubs (7-9, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Atlanta Braves (7-10, third in the NL East) Atlanta; Tuesday, 7:20 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Marcus Stroman (0-2, 8.78 ERA, 1.65 WHIP, 14 strikeouts); Braves: Max Fried (1-2, 3.50 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 17 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Braves -170, Cubs +145; over/under is 8 runs BOTTOM LINE: The Atlanta Braves host the Chicago Cubs to open a three-game series. Atlanta has a 4-6 record in home games and a 7-10 record overall. The Braves have hit 20 total home runs to rank third in the majors. Chicago has a 4-6 record in home games and a 7-9 record overall. The Cubs have the second-ranked team slugging percentage in the NL at .420. Tuesday’s game is the first time these teams match up this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Austin Riley has six doubles, four home runs and nine RBI for the Braves. Ozzie Albies is 10-for-42 with two doubles and five home runs over the last 10 games. Seiya Suzuki has four doubles and four home runs while hitting .354 for...
    Pittsburgh Pirates (7-7, third in the NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (6-8, third in the NL Central) Chicago; Saturday, 2:20 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Zach Thompson (0-1, 9.00 ERA, 2.00 WHIP, eight strikeouts); Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (0-1, 6.08 ERA, 1.95 WHIP, 17 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cubs -174, Pirates +149; over/under is 9 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Cubs aim to end their four-game home losing streak with a victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Chicago has gone 3-5 at home and 6-8 overall. The Cubs have the fourth-best team on-base percentage in MLB play at .337. Pittsburgh has gone 4-2 at home and 7-7 overall. The Pirates have a 5-0 record in games when they scored five or more runs. The teams meet Saturday for the fifth time this season. The Pirates are ahead 3-1 in the season series. TOP PERFORMERS: Seiya Suzuki leads Chicago with four home runs while slugging .692. Patrick Wisdom is 9-for-27 with two home runs and seven RBI over the past 10 games. Daniel Vogelbach leads Pittsburgh with three home runs while...
    Chicago Cubs (4-3) vs. Colorado Rockies (5-2) Denver; Saturday, 8:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Mark Leiter Jr. (0-0); Rockies: Antonio Senzatela (0-0, 2.70 ERA, 3.00 WHIP, zero strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rockies -135, Cubs +115; over/under is 11 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Rockies host the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. Colorado went 74-87 overall and 48-33 at home last season. The Rockies scored 4.6 runs per game in the 2021 season while allowing 4.9. Chicago went 71-91 overall and 32-49 on the road last season. The Cubs averaged 7.7 hits per game last season and totaled 210 home runs. INJURIES: Rockies: Robert Stephenson: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Lucas Gilbreath: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Ryan Rolison: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Peter Lambert: 10-Day IL (forearm), Scott Oberg: 60-Day IL (arm) Cubs: Alec Mills: 10-Day IL (back), Andrelton Simmons: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Wade Miley: 10-Day IL (elbow), Adbert Alzolay: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Codi Heuer: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brad Wieck: 60-Day IL (elbow), David Bote: 60-Day IL (undisclosed) ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data...
    Chicago Cubs (69-91, fourth in the NL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (90-70, second in the NL Central) St. Louis; Saturday, 7:15 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Adrian Sampson (1-2, 2.87 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 21 strikeouts) Cardinals: Jon Lester (7-6, 4.62 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, 87 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cardinals -181, Cubs +156; over/under is 9 runs BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Cubs travel to take on the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. The Cardinals are 45-34 in home games in 2020. St. Louis has slugged .411 this season. Ali Sanchez leads the team with a mark of 1.000. The Cubs have gone 30-49 away from home. Chicago hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .309 this season, led by Willson Contreras with a mark of .338. The Cardinals won the last meeting 4-3. Giovanny Gallegos notched his sixth victory and Tyler O’Neill went 3-for-4 with a double, two home runs and two RBIs for St. Louis. Tommy Nance registered his first loss for Chicago. TOP PERFORMERS: Nolan Arenado leads the Cardinals with 71 extra base hits and is...
    Chicago Cubs (52-69, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (65-55, second in the NL Central) Cincinnati; Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (13-5, 4.15 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 104 strikeouts) Reds: Vladimir Gutierrez (8-3, 3.95 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 58 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Reds -152, Cubs +131; over/under is 9 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: Cincinnati and Chicago will play on Tuesday. The Reds are 32-27 on their home turf. Cincinnati is averaging 4.9 RBIs per game this season. Joey Votto leads the team with 76 total runs batted in. The Cubs have gone 21-41 away from home. Chicago’s lineup has 149 home runs this season, Ian Happ leads the club with 12 homers. The Reds won the last meeting 14-5. Wade Miley secured his 10th victory and Jonathan India went 3-for-6 with a double, a home run and five RBIs for Cincinnati. Justin Steele took his second loss for Chicago. TOP PERFORMERS: Nick Castellanos is second on the Reds with 51 extra base hits and is batting .317. Happ leads the Cubs with 32 RBIs...
    Chicago Cubs (52-66, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Miami Marlins (49-67, fifth in the NL East) Miami; Saturday, 6:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Zach Davies (6-9, 5.26 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, 84 strikeouts) Marlins: Zach Thompson (2-5, 3.28 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 45 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Marlins -135, Cubs +113; over/under is 7 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: Ian Happ and the Cubs will take on the Marlins Saturday. The Marlins are 28-27 on their home turf. Miami hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .301 this season, led by Miguel Rojas with a mark of .332. The Cubs have gone 21-38 away from home. Chicago has a collective on-base percentage of .304, led by Ian Happ with a mark of .288. The Marlins won the last meeting 14-10. Jesus Luzardo notched his fourth victory and Bryan De La Cruz went 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBIs for Miami. Adbert Alzolay registered his 13th loss for Chicago. TOP PERFORMERS: Jesus Aguilar leads the Marlins with 41 extra base hits and is batting .263. Happ leads the...
    Cincinnati Reds (53-49, second in the NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (50-53, fourth in the NL Central) Chicago; Thursday, 2:20 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Luis Castillo (4-10, 4.12 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 113 strikeouts) Cubs: Alec Mills (4-3, 4.55 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 47 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cubs +104, Reds -122; over/under is even BOTTOM LINE: Chicago and Cincinnati will square off on Thursday. The Cubs are 31-20 in home games in 2020. The Chicago pitching staff averages 9 strikeouts per nine innings, Kyle Hendricks leads them with a mark of 6.7. The Reds are 27-23 on the road. Cincinnati has a collective .250 this season, led by Jesse Winker with an average of .304. The Reds won the last meeting 8-2. Tyler Mahle earned his eighth victory and Joey Votto went 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBIs for Cincinnati. Zach Davies registered his seventh loss for Chicago. TOP PERFORMERS: Kris Bryant ranks second on the Cubs with 18 home runs and is batting .267. Winker leads the Reds with 47 extra base hits and is batting...
    Atlanta Braves (5-8) vs. Chicago Cubs (5-7) Chicago; Friday, 2:20 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Drew Smyly (0-0, 5.73 ERA, .91 WHIP, 11 strikeouts) Cubs: TBD FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cubs +116, Braves -134; over/under is 8 runs BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Cubs host the Atlanta Braves on Friday. The Cubs went 19-14 at home in 2020. Chicago hit .220 as a team with 2.7 extra base hits per game and 82 total doubles last year. The Braves finished 16-14 in road games in 2020. Atlanta hit .268 as a team with 3.9 extra base hits per game and 130 total doubles last season. The teams meet for the first time this season. INJURIES: Cubs: Brandon Workman: (covid-19), Dan Winkler: (covid-19), Rowan Wick: (oblique), Jonathan Holder: (shoulder), Kyle Hendricks: (illness). Braves: Touki Toussaint: (right shoulder), Mike Soroka: (achilles), Chris Martin: (fingers), Max Fried: (hamstring), Cristian Pache: (groin). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- It's the moment baseball and Cubs fans have been waiting for: Wrigley Field will see fans back in the stands on Opening Day Thursday.The ballpark is spiffed up and ready for fans to come back, but it will be a much different Opening Day for everyone.SEE ALSO | Cubs Opening Day 2021: Bar capacity to be enforced in Wrigleyville as COVID cases rise on North Side With capacity in the park limited to 25 percent, only about 10,000 fans will be allowed in. They will be using contactless tickets on their phones.Chuck Wade will be one of the fans inside the park. He spent Wednesday afternoon making sure he has updated Cubs gear for the occasion."The most important thing is baseball is back, and I'm excited to see some baseball," he said.SEE ALSO | Chicago's North Side sees dangerous spike in COVID casesThe city is also gearing up for the opener, likely the largest single gathering of people in one spot in more than a year."We are anticipating a lively atmosphere but well-behaved. We hope fans remember...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- More help has arrived as Chicago continues its battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.The city of Chicago got over 22,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine Wednesday from the CDC and is sending some of that supply to O'Hare International Airport's two largest airlines. Both United and America Airlines will begin inoculating eligible employees at the airport on Thursday. Neither carrier would say how many doses they received.And while United said it will vaccinate Chicago-based employees who are at least 65 years old or are members of the flight crews, American said all of its O'Hare workers would be eligible.Illinois state officials said they expect a majority of the 83,000 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. They've been allotted to arrive by Wednesday and be distributed to mass vaccination sites.Meanwhile, appointments at the United Center vaccination site open up on Thursday. To register for an appointment at the United Center, visit www.zocdoc.com/vaccine or call the multilingual hotline (312) 746-4835 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.EMBED...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- More help has arrived as Chicago continues its battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.The city of Chicago got over 22,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine Wednesday from the CDC and is sending some of that supply to O'Hare International Airport's two largest airlines. Both United and America Airlines will begin inoculating eligible employees at the airport on Thursday. Neither carrier would say how many doses they received.And while United said it will vaccinate Chicago-based employees who are at least 65 years old or are members of the flight crews, American said all of its O'Hare workers would be eligible.Illinois state officials said they expect a majority of the 83,000 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. They've been allotted to arrive by Wednesday and be distributed to mass vaccination sites.Meanwhile, appointments at the United Center vaccination site open up on Thursday. To register for an appointment at the United Center, visit www.zocdoc.com/vaccine or call the multilingual hotline (312) 746-4835 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.And...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, is being looked at as a possible mass vaccination site location, both the Cubs and Advocate Aurora Health confirm.A spokesperson for the Cubs said they are in discussions with the city about opening a site at Wrigley. While the shots wouldn't be given on the field itself, some areas inside and outside could be used.Advocate calls Wrigley Field a convenient option because of its proximity to the CTA.RELATED: United Center COVID vaccine site appointments open Thursday, with more than 100K spots availableThe Cubs are saying, if called upon, it would be their honor to play a role in ending the pandemic.If Wrigley does become a vaccination site, shots could possible be given on the inside concourses, in the outdoor plaza and possibly in the player's parking lot.Meanwhile, appointments at the United Center vaccination site open up on Thursday. To register for an appointment at the United Center, visit www.zocdoc.com/vaccine or call the multilingual hotline (312) 746-4835 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, is being looked at as a possible mass vaccination site location, both the Cubs and Advocate Aurora Health confirm.A spokesperson for the Cubs said they are in discussions with the city about opening a site at Wrigley. While the shots wouldn't be given on the field itself, some areas inside and outside could be used.Advocate calls Wrigley Field a convenient option because of its proximity to the CTA.RELATED: United Center COVID vaccine site appointments open Thursday, with more than 100K spots availableThe Cubs are saying, if called upon, it would be their honor to play a role in ending the pandemic.If Wrigley does become a vaccination site, shots could possible be given on the inside concourses, in the outdoor plaza and possibly in the player's parking lot.Meanwhile, appointments at the United Center vaccination site open up on Thursday. To register for an appointment at the United Center, visit www.zocdoc.com/vaccine or call the multilingual hotline (312) 746-4835 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– It’s a post season double play today for Chicago baseball. CBS 2’s Matt Zahn said it’s go time in this 2020 version of the playoffs, with no fans in the stands. You lose game 1 and you’re on the brink of elimination already. The Cubs of course have been here before, but what they haven’t done is play their opponent l. Thanks to the regional scheduling, this will be their first matchup with the Marlins this season. Meanwhile, the White Sox get right back at it in their series. Game two this afternoon in Oakland. After Lucas Giolito’s gem yesterday, the Sox can close out the series with a win . It’s on veteran Dallas Keuchel to get it done. This will be his 12th career playoff start.
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Cubs will play their first postseason game Wednesday at Wrigley Field facing the Miami Marlins in a best-of-three wild-card series.It's the first time since 2008 that the Cubs and the White Sox both made the playoffs.It's been a roughly 60-game season during the pandemic but the Cubs have managed to avoid any coronavirus outbreaks on the team."I don't know how my management style is going to play out," Cubs manager David Ross said. "I know we gotta win a series that's kinda the focus throughout the season. It is baseball so anything can happen in a short season."The team has made five postseason appearances in the last six years, so it's safe to say the Cubs know what to do.Chicago Cubs host Marlins, White Sox face A's in post-season playoffs scheduleThe shorter season also means new rules for the Wild Card series, playing the best of three games. After that, the postseason will follow the typical pattern of five-game Division series, seven-game League Championship Series, and a seven-game World Series."We want to be the best...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The playoff picture is clear Sunday night for both the Cubs and the White Sox.They now know who they will face, as both teams make it to the post-season in the same season for the third time in history.It's been a roughly 60 game season -- during a pandemic, but not only did the White Sox and the Cubs manage to avoid any outbreaks, but for the first time since 2008 they both made the playoffs.RELATED: Chicago Cubs, White Sox close in on division titlesThe Chicago Cubs will host the Miami Marlins and the Chicago White Sox are headed to Oakland for the best of three wildcard series that starts Tuesday.RELATED: 2020 MLB playoffs: Wild-card standings, playoff picture and postseason formatIt has been that long since the Sox were postseason playing, making this a first for guys like Tim Anderson, Lucas Giolito and even RBI leader Jose Abreu, but stumbling to the finish is less than ideal.Whereas, the Cubs know the drill, with five postseason appearances in the last six years.RELATED: Chicago White Sox, Cubs announce 2021...
    Chicago Cubs (32-23, first in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (16-39, fifth in the NL Central) Pittsburgh; Wednesday, 7:05 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Chicago: Kyle Hendricks (6-4, 2.93 ERA) Pittsburgh: Trevor Williams (1-8, 6.71 ERA) BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Steven Brault. Brault pitched seven innings, surrendering zero runs on two hits with six strikeouts against Chicago. The Pirates are 14-24 against the rest of their division. Pittsburgh’s team on-base percentage of .278 is last in the National League. Colin Moran leads the club with an OBP of .315. The Cubs are 22-16 in division play. The Chicago pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 3.85. Yu Darvish leads the team with a 2.22 earned run average. TOP PERFORMERS: Erik Gonzalez leads the Pirates with 20 RBIs and is batting .247. Ian Happ leads the Cubs with 24 extra base hits and is slugging .522. INJURIES: Pirates: Jameson Taillon: (elbow), Keone Kela: (forearm), Clay Holmes: (right forearm), Michael Feliz: (right forearm), Kyle Crick: (lat strain), Nick Burdi: (right elbow), Tyler...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A City Council committee voted Thursday to temporarily lift restrictions on night games on Fridays and Saturdays at Wrigley Field, to allow the Chicago Cubs to minimize the health risk to players during a pandemic-abbreviated season in 2020. The city currently allows for only three Saturday night games a year at Wrigley Field, and no Friday night games, but the one-year exception approved by the License Committee on Thursday would allow the Cubs to host six Friday night games and five Saturday night games during the 60-game season this year. The Cubs will open their season with a Friday night game on July 24 against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field. Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) — who has long opposed weekend night games at Wrigley Field, arguing they would exacerbate the already large crowds in Wrigleyville on weekends, and create a security risk — said the temporary exemption is needed this year due to the “extraordinary circumstances” of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I think we need to be working as diligently to get the Cubs schedule and season,...
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