Cubs and Reds meet in series rubber match

Posted6/30/2022 7:00 AM

Cincinnati Reds (26-48, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (29-46, fourth in the NL Central)

Chicago; Thursday, 8:05 p.m. EDT


PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Graham Ashcraft (4-1, 3.27 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 27 strikeouts); Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (3-6, 4.90 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 55 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cubs -125, Reds +106; over/under is 9 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds play on Thursday with the three-game series tied 1-1.

Chicago has a 14-26 record in home games and a 29-46 record overall. The Cubs have a 12-7 record in games when they hit at least two home runs.

Cincinnati has a 26-48 record overall and a 14-25 record on the road. Reds hitters are batting a collective .242, which ranks 10th in the NL.

Thursday's game is the seventh time these teams match up this season. The season series is tied 3-3.

TOP PERFORMERS: Willson Contreras has 16 doubles, a triple and 13 home runs for the Cubs. Ian Happ is 9-for-36 with four doubles, a home run and six RBI over the past 10 games.

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Tommy Pham has nine doubles, 10 home runs and 30 RBI while hitting .245 for the Reds. Brandon Drury is 13-for-40 with three doubles, a triple and two home runs over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Cubs: 4-6, .261 batting average, 4.81 ERA, outscored by 10 runs

Reds: 3-7, .263 batting average, 6.55 ERA, outscored by 23 runs

INJURIES: Cubs: Daniel Norris: 15-Day IL (finger), Frank Schwindel: 10-Day IL (back), Nick Madrigal: 10-Day IL (groin), Wade Miley: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Marcus Stroman: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Manuel Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Drew Smyly: 15-Day IL (oblique), Seiya Suzuki: 10-Day IL (finger), Ethan Roberts: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Michael Hermosillo: 10-Day IL (covid), Adbert Alzolay: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Codi Heuer: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brad Wieck: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Reds: Nick Lodolo: 60-Day IL (back), Tejay Antone: 60-Day IL (elbow), Lucas Sims: 60-Day IL (back), Alexis Diaz: 15-Day IL (biceps), Tony Santillan: 15-Day IL (back), Aristides Aquino: 10-Day IL (calf), Jake Fraley: 60-Day IL (knee), Tyler Stephenson: 10-Day IL (hand), Vladimir Gutierrez: 15-Day IL (forearm), Tyler Naquin: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Justin Wilson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Connor Overton: 60-Day IL (back), Daniel Duarte: 60-Day IL (elbow), Justin Dunn: 60-Day IL (shoulder)


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.


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