Chicago plays Los Angeles, looks to build on Hamels' strong showing
Chicago; Monday, 4 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Both Los Angeles and Chicago are looking to win the series with a victory.
The Cubs are 18-10 in home games. Chicago has a team on-base percentage of .338, good for fourth in the National League. Anthony Rizzo leads the lineup with a mark of .402.
The Angels are 14-16 in road games. The Los Angeles offense has compiled a .260 batting average as a team this season, good for seventh in the MLB. David Fletcher leads the team with an average of .323. The Angels won the last meeting 6-5. Ty Buttrey recorded his first victory and Fletcher went 1-for-3 with an RBI for Los Angeles. Kyle Hendricks registered his third loss for Chicago.
TOP PERFORMERS: Rizzo leads the Cubs with 16 home runs and is slugging .590. David Bote is 10-for-27 with three doubles, two home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Chicago.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cubs: 2-8, .233 batting average, 5.42 ERA, outscored by 17 runs
Angels: 7-3, .292 batting average, 4.20 ERA, outscored opponents by 23 runs
Cubs Injuries: Allen Webster: 10-day IL (hand), Pedro Strop: 10-day IL (hamstring), Brandon Morrow: 60-day IL (elbow), Mike Montgomery: day-to-day (finger), Kendall Graveman: 60-day IL (elbow), Xavier Cedeno: 10-day IL (wrist), Tony Barnette: 60-day IL (shoulder).
Angels Injuries: JC Ramirez: 60-day IL (elbow), Keynan Middleton: 60-day IL (elbow), Matt Harvey: 10-day IL (back), Justin Upton: 60-day IL (toe), Michael Hermosillo: 60-day IL (groin), Andrelton Simmons: 10-day IL (ankle), Zack Cozart: 10-day IL (shoulder), Kevan Smith: 7-day IL (concussion).