Cubs to take on Reds on the road
Cincinnati; Saturday, 4 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Jose Quintana (4-7, 4.50 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 74 strikeouts) Reds: Luis Castillo (7-2, 2.56 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 109 strikeouts)
LINE: Reds favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
The Reds are 14-19 against teams from the NL Central. The Cincinnati pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 3.68. Luis Castillo leads the team with a 2.66 ERA.
The Cubs are 13-12 against division opponents. Chicago has hit 127 home runs this season, ninth in the National League. Anthony Rizzo leads the club with 19, averaging one every 14.9 at-bats.
LAST 10 GAMES: Reds: 6-4, .252 batting average, 4.08 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs
Cubs: 5-5, .255 batting average, 4.45 ERA, outscored opponents by one run
Cubs Injuries: Allen Webster: 60-day IL (hand), Brandon Morrow: 60-day IL (elbow), Kyle Hendricks: 10-day IL (shoulder), Cole Hamels: 10-day IL (oblique), Kendall Graveman: 60-day IL (elbow), Carl Edwards Jr.: 10-day IL (shoulder), Xavier Cedeno: 10-day IL (wrist).