Chicago plays San Francisco after Quintana’s solid outing
Chicago; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Jose Quintana. Quintana pitched seven innings, giving up zero runs on five hits with seven strikeouts against Pittsburgh.
The Cubs are 41-19 in home games. Chicago has hit 194 home runs this season, eleventh in the National League. Kyle Schwarber leads them with 28, averaging one every 14.3 at-bats.
The Giants have gone 34-29 away from home. San Francisco has slugged .405 this season. Evan Longoria leads the club with a .451 slugging percentage, including 33 extra-base hits and 15 home runs.
TOP PERFORMERS: Schwarber leads the Cubs with 28 home runs and is slugging .485. Nicholas Castellanos is 13-for-40 with a double, five home runs and five RBIs over the last 10 games for Chicago.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cubs: 4-6, .226 batting average, 4.87 ERA, outscored by nine runs
Giants: 7-3, .296 batting average, 4.65 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 runs
Cubs Injuries: Allen Webster: (hand), Brandon Morrow: (elbow), Craig Kimbrel: (knee), Kendall Graveman: (elbow), Steve Cishek: (hip), Xavier Cedeno: (wrist), Daniel Descalso: (ankle), Willson Contreras: (hamstring).