Scouting report: Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field
NBC Sports Chicago Tuesday and Thursday; WGN Wednesday
The Cubs' Jose Quintana (2-1) vs. Kenta Maeda (3-1) Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.; Cole Hamels (3-0) vs. Walker Buehler (2-0) Wednesday at 7:05 p.m.; TBD vs. Ross Stripling (1-1) Thursday at 1:20 p.m.
At a glance:
The Dodgers arrive from Milwaukee, where they took three of four over the weekend. They lead the National League West at 15-9. Cody Bellinger and Joc Pederson lead a Dodgers offense that ranks first in the NL in runs and home runs. Bellinger is at .424/.500/1.071 with 11 homers and 28 RBI. Pederson has 10 homers and 16 RBI. Closer Kenley Jansen has 7 saves. The Cubs are 10-10, but they have a run differential of plus-17. They rank eighth in the NL in runs scored and 11th in homers. It's possible Jon Lester could come off the injured list and start Thursday.
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