Scouting report: Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field
Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field
NBC Sports Chicago Friday; ABC 7 Saturday; WGN Sunday
The Cubs' Kyle Hendricks (4-4) vs. Anthony DeSclafani (2-2) Friday; Yu Darvish (2-3) vs. Tyler Mahle (1-5) Saturday; Jose Quintana (4-3) vs. Tanner Roark (3-3) Sunday. All games 1:20 p.m.
At a glance:
The Reds, who enjoyed a day off Thursday, are last in the National League Central at 22-27. However, they have a run differential of plus-25 thanks in part to a team ERA of 3.50, which is second in the league. Eugenio Suarez has a line of .254/.338/.531 with the team lead in home runs (13) and RBI (31). Joey Votto continues to slump; his line is .208/.318/.333 with 4 homers and 8 RBI. Hendricks is 6-2 with a 3.23 ERA in 14 career starts against the Reds.
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-- Bruce Miles