Philadelphia’s Segura puts 12-game hit streak on the line against Cubs
Chicago; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia’s Segura puts 12-game hit streak on the line against Cubs.
The Cubs are 16-7 in home games. Chicago has hit 69 home runs this season, eighth in the National League. Anthony Rizzo leads them with 11, averaging one every 14.5 at-bats.
The Phillies are 10-10 on the road. Philadelphia has slugged .404 this season. Rhys Hoskins leads the team with a .509 slugging percentage, including 21 extra-base hits and 11 home runs. The Cubs won the last meeting 3-2. Kyle Ryan earned his first victory and Kris Bryant went 3-for-4 with a double for Chicago. Juan Nicasio took his second loss for Philadelphia.
TOP PERFORMERS: Javier Baez leads the Cubs with 58 hits and has 32 RBIs. Bryant is 16-for-44 with two doubles, four home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Chicago.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cubs: 6-4, .267 batting average, 3.46 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs
Phillies: 6-4, .228 batting average, 4.09 ERA, outscored by four runs
Cubs Injuries: Allen Webster: 10-day IL (hand), Pedro Strop: 10-day IL (hamstring), Brandon Morrow: 60-day IL (elbow), Kendall Graveman: 60-day IL (elbow), Tony Barnette: 60-day IL (shoulder), Javier Baez: day-to-day (heel).
Phillies Injuries: Vince Velasquez: 10-day IL (forearm), David Robertson: 10-day IL (elbow), Edubray Ramos: 10-day IL (biceps), Tommy Hunter: 60-day IL (arm), Victor Arano: 10-day IL (elbow), Roman Quinn: 10-day IL (groin).