Scouting report: Cubs vs. Miami Marlins
Cubs vs. Miami Marlins at Marlins Park
WGN Monday; NBC Sports Chicago Tuesday and Wednesday
The Cubs' Yu Darvish (0-2) vs. Trevor Richards (0-1) Monday; Jose Quintana (1-1) vs. Pablo Lopez (1-2) Tuesday; Cole Hamels (2-0) vs. Sandy Alcantara (1-1) Wednesday. All games 6:10 p.m.
At a glance:
This is a battle between early last-place teams in their respective divisions. Former Cub Starlin Castro entered Sunday leading an anemic Miami offense with a .233 batting average. His full line was .233/.258/.350 with 2 home runs and 4 RBI. Having just turned 29, Castro had 1,459 career hits entering Sunday. The Marlins ranked 14th in runs scored entering Sunday and were near the bottom of the other key offensive categories. Their team ERA was 5.12, while the Cubs checked in at 5.43. Cubs batters ranked third run runs scored, second in batting average and third in on-base percentage and homers.
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