Darvish expected to start for the Cubs against the Giants
Chicago; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Kevin Pillar and the Giants will take on the Cubs Wednesday.
The Cubs are 42-19 on their home turf. Chicago has a collective on-base percentage of .327, good for fourth in the National League. Anthony Rizzo leads the team with a mark of .396.
The Giants are 34-30 in road games. The San Francisco offense has compiled a .242 batting average as a team this season, Kevin Pillar leads the team with a mark of .261. The Cubs won the last meeting 5-3. Cole Hamels secured his seventh victory and Rizzo went 3-for-3 with two home runs and two RBIs for Chicago. Fernando Abad registered his first loss for San Francisco.
Pillar leads the Giants with 123 hits and has 69 RBIs. Mike Yastrzemski is 11-for-34 with a double, a triple, five home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for San Francisco.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cubs: 4-6, .208 batting average, 4.77 ERA, outscored by 14 runs
Giants: 6-4, .283 batting average, 5.20 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs