Lester expected to start for Chicago against San Diego
Chicago; Friday, 2 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago and San Diego will face off at Wrigley Field on Friday.
The Cubs are 34-17 on their home turf. Chicago has slugged .455, good for fourth in the National League. Willson Contreras leads the team with a .565 slugging percentage, including 34 extra-base hits and 19 home runs.
The Padres are 23-23 on the road. San Diego is slugging .429 as a unit. Fernando Tatis Jr. leads the team with a slugging percentage of .598.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cubs: 7-3, .278 batting average, 3.31 ERA, outscored opponents by 21 runs
Padres: 4-6, .224 batting average, 3.97 ERA, outscored by 11 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 (foot).
Padres Injuries: Adam Warren: 10-day IL (forearm), Robert Stock: 10-day IL (bicep), Garrett Richards: 60-day IL (elbow), Jacob Nix: 60-day IL (elbow), Aaron Loup: 60-day IL (elbow), Brett Kennedy: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jose Castillo: 60-day IL (hip), Travis Jankowski: 60-day IL (foot), Franchy Cordero: 60-day IL (quad).