Milwaukee takes 3-game skid into matchup with Chicago
Chicago; Sunday, 2 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Milwaukee enters the matchup as losers of their last three games.
The Cubs are 24-21 against NL Central opponents. The Chicago pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.01. Kyle Hendricks leads the team with a 3.07 ERA.
The Brewers are 27-23 against opponents from the NL Central. Milwaukee has hit 179 home runs this season, fifth in the National League. Christian Yelich leads them with 36, averaging one every 10.8 at-bats. The Cubs won the last meeting 4-1. Rowan Wick notched his first victory and Albert Almora Jr. went 3-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs for Chicago. Junior Guerra took his third loss for Milwaukee.
Yelich leads the Brewers with 127 hits and is batting .328. Ryan Braun is 8-for-31 with three doubles, two home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cubs: 5-5, .213 batting average, 2.99 ERA, outscored opponents by six runs
Brewers: 4-6, .222 batting average, 5.30 ERA, outscored by 19 runs
Cubs Injuries: Allen Webster: 60-day IL (hand), Pedro Strop: 10-day IL (neck), Brandon Morrow: 60-day IL (elbow), Kendall Graveman: 60-day IL (elbow), Xavier Cedeno: 60-day IL (wrist), Daniel Descalso: 10-day IL (ankle), Willson Contreras: day-to-day (hamstring).
Brewers Injuries: Brandon Woodruff: 10-day IL (oblique), Bobby Wahl: 60-day IL (knee), Brent Suter: 60-day IL (elbow), Jimmy Nelson: 10-day IL (elbow), Corey Knebel: 60-day IL (elbow), Jhoulys Chacin: 10-day IL (ribcage).