Urena scheduled to start for Miami against Chicago
Chicago; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Jorge Alfaro and the Marlins will take on Chicago at Wrigley Field.
The Cubs are 11-5 on their home turf. The Chicago offense has compiled a .259 batting average as a team this season, good for fifth in the MLB. Javier Baez leads the team with a mark of .314.
The Marlins are 4-10 in road games. The Miami pitching staff owns a team ERA of 4.77, Jose Urena paces the staff with a mark of 5.45. The Marlins won the last meeting 6-5. Adam Conley secured his first victory and Jon Berti went 1-for-2 with a home run and an RBI for Miami. Pedro Strop registered his second loss for Chicago.
TOP PERFORMERS: Baez leads the Cubs with 11 home runs and is slugging .650. Anthony Rizzo is 14-for-42 with four doubles, five home runs and 13 RBIs over the last 10 games for Chicago.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cubs: 7-3, .263 batting average, 3.32 ERA, outscored opponents by 27 runs
Marlins: 3-7, .233 batting average, 5.36 ERA, outscored by 23 runs
Cubs Injuries: Brandon Morrow: 60-day IL (elbow), Mike Montgomery: 10-day IL (shoulder), Kendall Graveman: 60-day IL (elbow), Xavier Cedeno: 10-day IL (wrist), Tony Barnette: 60-day IL (shoulder), Ben Zobrist: day-to-day (personal), Daniel Descalso: day-to-day (left ankle soreness), Victor Caratini: 10-day IL (hand).