Slumping Cubs look to stop 3-game losing streak against Tigers

Posted5/14/2021 7:00 AM

Chicago Cubs (17-19, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (13-24, fourth in the AL Central)

Detroit; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT


PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Jake Arrieta (3-3, 0.00 ERA) Tigers: Tarik Skubal (0-5, 5.67 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, 26 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Tigers +125, Cubs -144; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Chicago enters the matchup as losers of their last three games.

The Tigers are 8-10 in home games in 2020. Detroit has hit 34 home runs as a team this season. Wilson Ramos leads them with six, averaging one every 16.2 at-bats.

The Cubs have gone 4-11 away from home. Chicago has slugged .393 this season. Kris Bryant leads the team with a .650 slugging percentage, including 23 extra-base hits and nine home runs.

TOP PERFORMERS: Akil Baddoo leads the Tigers with 12 extra base hits and is batting .207.

Javier Baez ranks second on the Cubs with eight home runs and is batting .252.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 5-5, .269 batting average, 4.66 ERA, outscored by six runs

Cubs: 6-4, .255 batting average, 3.11 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs

INJURIES: Tigers: Julio Teheran: (shoulder), Erasmo Ramirez: (right pectoralis), Derek Holland: (left shoulder), Wilson Ramos: (lumbar spine strain), Grayson Greiner: (left hamstring).

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: (undisclosed), Austin Romine: (left wrist).


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


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