Hendricks expected to start as Cubs host the Twins

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
 
Posted9/18/2020 7:00 AM

Minnesota Twins (31-21, second in the AL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (30-20, first in the NL Central)

Chicago; Friday, 8:15 p.m. EDT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

PITCHING PROBABLES: Minnesota: Rich Hill (2-1, 3.81 ERA) Chicago: Kyle Hendricks (5-4, 3.29 ERA)

BOTTOM LINE: Chicago and Minnesota will square off on Friday.

The Cubs are 18-12 on their home turf. Chicago has slugged .403 this season. Ian Happ leads the club with a .561 slugging percentage, including 24 extra-base hits and 12 home runs.

The Twins are 10-16 on the road. Minnesota has hit 81 home runs this season, sixth in the American League. Nelson Cruz leads the team with 16, averaging one every 10.8 at-bats.

TOP PERFORMERS: Happ leads the Cubs with 12 home runs and has 28 RBIs.

Miguel Sano leads the Twins with 24 extra base hits and 24 RBIs.

INJURIES: Cubs: Brad Wieck: (hamstring), Jose Quintana: (left lat), James Norwood: (right shoulder), Tyler Chatwood: (right elbow), Andrew Chafin: (left finger), Daniel Descalso: (ankle).

by signing up you agree to our terms of service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Twins: Jake Odorizzi: (finger), Trevor May: (back), Homer Bailey: (biceps), Jorge Alcala: (ankle), Brent Rooker: (right forearm), Luis Arraez: (knee), Mitch Garver: (right intercostal).

___

The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

0 Comments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Get articles sent to your inbox.

Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.