Vargas scheduled to start for Philadelphia against Chicago
Philadelphia; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Cubs favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 10 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia and Chicago will play at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday.
The Phillies are 34-26 on their home turf. The Philadelphia pitching staff averages 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings, Aaron Nola leads them with a mark of 10.1.
The Cubs are 23-35 in road games. Chicago’s team on-base percentage of .329 is fourth in the National League. Anthony Rizzo leads the lineup with an OBP of .392.
LAST 10 GAMES: Phillies: 3-7, .232 batting average, 5.04 ERA, outscored by 17 runs
Cubs: 7-3, .310 batting average, 4.40 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs
Phillies Injuries: David Robertson: (elbow), Edubray Ramos: (shoulder), Pat Neshek: (hamstring), Adam Morgan: (hip), Tommy Hunter: (forearm), Jerad Eickhoff: (biceps), Seranthony Dominguez: (elbow), Victor Arano: (elbow), Andrew McCutchen: (knee), Jay Bruce: (hip).
Cubs Injuries: Allen Webster: (hand), Brandon Morrow: (elbow), Brandon Kintzler: (pectoral), Craig Kimbrel: (knee), Kendall Graveman: (elbow), Steve Cishek: (hip), Xavier Cedeno: (wrist), Daniel Descalso: (ankle), Willson Contreras: (hamstring).