Davies expected to start for the Cubs against Indians

Posted5/12/2021 7:00 AM

Chicago Cubs (17-18, third in the NL Central) vs. Cleveland Indians (19-14, second in the AL Central)

Cleveland; Wednesday, 1:10 p.m. EDT


PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Zach Davies (2-2, 6.30 ERA, 1.83 WHIP, 18 strikeouts) Indians: Sam Hentges (1-0, 5.00 ERA, 1.78 WHIP, 8 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Indians -115, Cubs -101; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland and Chicago will meet on Wednesday.

The Indians are 9-7 on their home turf. Cleveland has a collective batting average of .210 this season, led by Josh Naylor with an average of .269.

The Cubs are 4-10 in road games. Chicago has slugged .396 this season. Kris Bryant leads the team with a mark of .650.

The Indians won the last meeting 3-2. Shane Bieber notched his fourth victory and Cesar Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs for Cleveland. Adbert Alzolay registered his third loss for Chicago.

TOP PERFORMERS: Franmil Reyes leads the Indians with 16 extra base hits and is slugging .573.

Willson Contreras ranks third on the Cubs with 18 RBIs and is batting .221.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Indians: 8-2, .211 batting average, 2.83 ERA, outscored opponents by 19 runs

Cubs: 6-4, .260 batting average, 3.78 ERA, outscored opponents by six runs

INJURIES: Indians: Cam Hill: (right wrist), Roberto Perez: (finger).

Cubs: Dan Winkler: (triceps), Rowan Wick: (oblique), Shelby Miller: (back), Trevor Megill: (forearm), Jonathan Holder: (shoulder), Jake Arrieta: (thumb), Jake Marisnick: (hamstring), Ian Happ: (rib), Nico Hoerner: (forearm), Kris Bryant: (illness), Javier Baez: (back), Austin Romine: (left wrist).


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


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