Chicago takes 7-game win streak into game against Miami
Chicago; Monday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago enters the game as winners of their last seven games.
The Cubs are 10-4 on their home turf. Chicago’s team on-base percentage of .346 is fourth in the National League. Willson Contreras leads the lineup with an OBP of .427.
The Marlins are 3-9 in road games. Miami has hit 23 home runs this season, last in the league. Jorge Alfaro leads them with five, averaging one every 17.4 at-bats.
Alfaro leads the Marlins with five home runs home runs and is slugging .460. Austin Dean is 5-for-22 with a double, a triple, a home run and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Miami.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cubs: 8-2, .261 batting average, 3.32 ERA, outscored opponents by 29 runs
Marlins: 2-8, .229 batting average, 5.42 ERA, outscored by 28 runs
Cubs Injuries: Brandon Morrow: 60-day IL (elbow), Mike Montgomery: 10-day IL (shoulder), Kendall Graveman: 60-day IL (elbow), Xavier Cedeno: 10-day IL (wrist), Tony Barnette: 60-day IL (shoulder), Daniel Descalso: day-to-day (left ankle soreness), Victor Caratini: 10-day IL (hand).