Scouting report: Cubs vs. Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park
NBC Sports Chicago Tuesday; WGN Wednesday
The Cubs' Kyle Hendricks (9-9) vs. Jordan Zimmermann (5-5) Tuesday; Jon Lester (13-5) vs. Francisco Liriano (3-8) Wednesday. Both games 6:10 p.m.
At a glance:
The Cubs swept the Tigers in two at Wrigley Field in early July. There's not much to like about the Tigers. They rank last in the American League in both on-base percentage and home runs. Their run differential is minus-105. Nicholas Castellanos leads the team in most offensive categories at .290/.343/.490 with 18 homers and 69 RBI. Former Cubs prospect Jeimer Candelario is at .226/.315/.405 with 15 homers and 45 RBI. The Cubs are beginning a stretch of 23 games in 23 days, including a makeup game in Atlanta on Aug. 30. They've dropped from first to third in runs scored in the NL entering Monday, but they still lead in batting average and OBP.
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