Phillies host Cubs, aim to build on Nola’s strong outing
7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Cubs favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Aaron Nola. Nola threw seven innings, surrendering one run on three hits with seven strikeouts against Chicago.
The Phillies are 36-26 on their home turf. Philadelphia has a collective batting average of .246 this season, led by Jean Segura with an average of .283.
The Cubs are 23-37 on the road. Chicago has a team on-base percentage of .327, good for fourth in the National League. Anthony Rizzo leads the lineup with a mark of .387. The Phillies won the last meeting 11-1. Aaron Nola earned his 11th victory and Bryce Harper went 3-for-3 with two home runs and three RBIs for Philadelphia. Cole Hamels registered his fourth loss for Chicago.
TOP PERFORMERS: Harper leads the Phillies with 24 home runs and is batting .253. Corey Dickerson is 9-for-29 with a triple, three home runs and nine RBIs over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
LAST 10 GAMES: Phillies: 4-6, .263 batting average, 5.19 ERA, outscored by five runs
Cubs: 5-5, .281 batting average, 5.65 ERA, outscored by six runs
Phillies Injuries: David Robertson: 60-day IL (elbow), Edubray Ramos: 10-day IL (shoulder), Pat Neshek: 60-day IL (hamstring), Adam Morgan: 10-day IL (hip), Tommy Hunter: 60-day IL (forearm), Jerad Eickhoff: 60-day IL (biceps), Seranthony Dominguez: 60-day IL (elbow), Jake Arrieta: 10-day IL (elbow), Victor Arano: 60-day IL (elbow), Andrew McCutchen: 60-day IL (knee), Corey Dickerson: day-to-day (hand), Jay Bruce: 10-day IL (hip).
Cubs Injuries: Allen Webster: 60-day IL (hand), Brandon Morrow: 60-day IL (elbow), Brandon Kintzler: 10-day IL (pectoral), Craig Kimbrel: 10-day IL (knee), Kendall Graveman: 60-day IL (elbow), Steve Cishek: 10-day IL (hip), Xavier Cedeno: 60-day IL (wrist), Jason Heyward: day-to-day (knee), Daniel Descalso: 10-day IL (ankle), Willson Contreras: 10-day IL (hamstring).