Slumping Giants look to end 3-game slide against Cubs
Chicago; Thursday, 2 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: San Francisco enters the matchup as losers of their last three games.
The Cubs are 43-19 on their home turf. Chicago has a collective on-base percentage of .329, good for fourth in the National League. Anthony Rizzo leads the team with a mark of .398.
The Giants are 34-31 on the road. San Francisco hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .305 this season, led by Brandon Belt with a mark of .337. The Cubs won the last meeting 12-11. Brandon Kintzler secured his third victory and Nicholas Castellanos went 4-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs for Chicago. Reyes Moronta registered his seventh loss for San Francisco.
TOP PERFORMERS: Javier Baez leads the Cubs with 82 RBIs and is batting .284. Castellanos has 16 hits and is batting .381 over the last 10 games for Chicago.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cubs: 5-5, .232 batting average, 5.23 ERA, outscored by 10 runs
Giants: 6-4, .287 batting average, 5.56 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs