Cubs face Diamondbacks, aim to build on Hendricks’ strong outing
Chicago; Saturday, 2 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Diamondbacks are 6-5 in road games. The Arizona pitching staff has a team ERA of 5.15, Zack Godley paces the staff with a mark of 6.26.
The Cubs are 3-2 in home games. Chicago’s team on-base percentage of .364 is second in the National League. Willson Contreras leads the lineup with an OBP of .458. The Cubs won the last meeting 5-1. Kyle Hendricks earned his first victory and Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for Chicago. Merrill Kelly registered his second loss for Arizona.
TOP PERFORMERS: Javier Baez leads the Cubs with 24 hits and has 16 RBIs. Willson Contreras is 10-for-33 with two doubles, four home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Chicago.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cubs: 7-3, .233 batting average, 1.72 ERA, outscored opponents by 29 runs
Diamondbacks: 5-5, .239 batting average, 4.00 ERA, outscored opponents by two 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).
Diamondbacks Injuries: Taijuan Walker: 60-day IL (elbow), T.J. McFarland: 10-day IL (shoulder), Silvino Bracho: 60-day IL (elbow), Steven Souza Jr.: 10-day IL (knee), Jake Lamb: 10-day IL (quad), Alex Avila: 10-day IL (quad).