Chicago hosts Milwaukee in division play
Chicago; Sunday, 2 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Division rivals Chicago and Milwaukee will play on Sunday.
The Cubs are 30-25 against NL Central teams. The Chicago pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.10. Kyle Hendricks leads the team with a 3.47 ERA.
The Brewers have gone 33-29 against division opponents. Milwaukee has hit 210 home runs this season, tenth in the National League. Christian Yelich leads them with 41, averaging one every 11.2 at-bats. The Brewers won the last meeting 2-0. Junior Guerra secured his eighth victory and Manny Pina went 1-for-4 with two RBIs for Milwaukee. Cole Hamels registered his fifth loss for Chicago.
Yelich leads the Brewers with 151 hits and is batting .328. Eric Thames is 8-for-27 with two doubles, a triple, two home runs and three RBIs over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cubs: 6-4, .238 batting average, 4.30 ERA, outscored opponents by two runs
Brewers: 5-5, .249 batting average, 4.08 ERA, outscored by 11 runs
Brewers Injuries: Brandon Woodruff: (oblique), Bobby Wahl: (knee), Brent Suter: (elbow), Jimmy Nelson: (elbow), Corey Knebel: (elbow), Jeremy Jeffress: (hip), Adrian Houser: (hip), Mike Moustakas: (wrist), Keston Hiura: (hamstring).