Preview: Pablo Lopez tries to help Marlins bounce back against Cubs in Game 2
TV: FOX Sports Florida
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.
Cubs: Jose Quintana (1-1, 5.14 ERA, 2.86 WHIP, 11 strikeouts)
Marlins: Pablo Lopez (1-2, 6.60 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 17 strikeouts)
Cubs favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs
The Marlins are 3-8 in home games. Miami has slugged .346 this season. Martin Prado leads the team with a .577 slugging percentage.
The Cubs are 3-7 on the road. Chicago ranks fourth in the majors in hitting with a .273 batting average, Jason Heyward leads the club with an average of .366. The Cubs won the last meeting 7-2. Yu Darvish earned his first victory and Willson Contreras went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs for Chicago. Trevor Richards registered his second loss for Miami.
Starlin Castro leads the Marlins with 15 hits and is batting .221. Jorge Alfaro is 11-for-32 with two home runs and five RBIs over the last 10 games for Miami.
Contreras leads the Cubs with six home runs and has 12 RBIs. Heyward is 13-for-33 with a double, four home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Chicago.
LAST 10 GAMES
Marlins: 2-8, .197 batting average, 5.30 ERA, outscored by 31 runs
Cubs: 4-6, .251 batting average, 5.44 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs
Cubs Injuries: Brandon Morrow: 10-day IL (elbow), Mike Montgomery: 10-day IL (shoulder), Jon Lester: 10-day IL (hamstring), Kendall Graveman: 60-day IL (elbow), Xavier Cedeno: 10-day IL (wrist), Tony Barnette: 10-day IL (shoulder), Victor Caratini: 10-day IL (hand).