Cincinnati to visit Chicago Wednesday
Chicago; Wednesday, 2 p.m. EDT
The Cubs are 19-17 against NL Central teams. Chicago’s team on-base percentage of .333 is seventh in the majors. Kris Bryant leads the club with an OBP of .398.
The Reds are 19-22 in division matchups. The Cincinnati pitching staff has a team ERA of 3.87, Tyler Mahle paces the staff with a mark of 4.92. The Cubs won the last meeting 4-3. Steve Cishek earned his third victory and Robel Garcia went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs for Chicago. Raisel Iglesias registered his eighth loss for Cincinnati.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cubs: 6-4, .277 batting average, 3.65 ERA, outscored opponents by 14 runs
Reds: 5-5, .264 batting average, 4.58 ERA, outscored by two 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), Carl Edwards Jr.: 10-day IL (shoulder), Xavier Cedeno: 10-day IL (wrist), Willson Contreras: 10-day IL (strained foot muscle).