Chicago visits San Francisco, looks to build on Hendricks’ strong performance
San Francisco; Monday, 9 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Kyle Hendricks. Hendricks threw seven innings, surrendering two runs on four hits with five strikeouts against San Diego.
The Giants are 23-27 in home games. The San Francisco offense has compiled a .236 batting average as a team this season, last in the National League. Buster Posey leads the team with a mark of .260.
The Cubs have gone 18-27 away from home. Chicago’s team on-base percentage of .331 is third in the National League. Kris Bryant leads the lineup with an OBP of .400.
LAST 10 GAMES: Giants: 8-2, .281 batting average, 3.19 ERA, outscored opponents by 25 runs
Cubs: 7-3, .268 batting average, 3.80 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs
Cubs Injuries: Allen Webster: 60-day IL (hand), Brandon Morrow: 60-day IL (elbow), Cole Hamels: 10-day IL (oblique), Kendall Graveman: 60-day IL (elbow), Xavier Cedeno: 10-day IL (wrist), Willson Contreras: 10-day IL (foot).