Philadelphia’s Segura puts 13-game hit streak on the line against Cubs
Chicago; Thursday, 2 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Jean Segura is riding a 13-game hitting streak as Philadelphia readies to play Chicago.
The Cubs are 17-7 in home games. Chicago ranks sixth in the majors in hitting with a .259 batting average, Javier Baez leads the club with an average of .319.
The Phillies are 10-11 in road games. Philadelphia hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .323 this season, led by Rhys Hoskins with a mark of .385. The Cubs won the last meeting 8-4. Tyler Chatwood earned his third victory and Albert Almora Jr. went 1-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs for Chicago. Cole Irvin took his first loss for Philadelphia.
TOP PERFORMERS: Baez leads the Cubs with 59 hits and has 33 RBIs. Kris Bryant has 18 hits and is batting .000 over the last 10 games for Chicago.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cubs: 7-3, .269 batting average, 3.27 ERA, outscored opponents by 15 runs
Phillies: 5-5, .240 batting average, 4.84 ERA, outscored by 13 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), Xavier Cedeno: 10-day IL (wrist inflammation), Tony Barnette: 60-day IL (shoulder).
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).