Milwaukee Brewers (30-18, first in NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (19-27, third in NL Central)
Chicago; Monday, 1:05 p.m. EDT
Pitching Prospects: Brewer: Ethan Smalls (0-0); Cubs: Matt Swarmer (0-0)
fanduel sportsbook Line: Brewers-117, Cubs-102; over/under 11 runs
Bottom line: The Chicago Cubs host the Milwaukee Brewers to start a four-game series.
Chicago has a 7–15 record at home and a 19–27 overall. The Cubs have a 4-12 record in games decided by one run.
Milwaukee has a 30-18 record overall and a 16-12 record on the road. The Brewers hitters’ collective .410 slugging percentage ranks fourth in MLB.
The teams will meet on Monday for the seventh time this season. The season series is tied at 3-3.
Top Performer: Ian Happ has eight doubles and five home runs for the Cubs. Frank Schwindell is 10-for-39 in the last 10 matches with three doubles, four home runs and nine RBIs.
Rowdy Tellez has 11 doubles, 10 home runs and 34 RBIs for the Brewers. Tyrone Taylor is 11-for-32 in the last 10 games with two doubles, three home runs and 11 RBIs.
Last 10 games: Cubs: 4-6, .231 batting average, 5.54 ERA, nine runs outscore
Brewers: 6-4, .253 batting average, 2.45 ERA, beat opponents by 10 runs
Injuries: Cubs: Wade Miley: 15-day IL (shoulder), Seiya Suzuki: Day-Day (finger), Yann Gomes: 10-Day IL (oblique), Michael Rooker: 15-day IL (turf toe), Michael Hermosillo: 10-Day IL (Covid), Jason Hayward: 10-Day IL (Unknown), Sean Newcomb: 15-Day IL (Ankle), Nick Madrigal: 10-Day IL (Low Back), Ethan Roberts: 10- DE IL (shoulder), Alec Mills: 10-day IL (back), Edbert Aljole: 60-day IL (shoulder), Cody Heuer: 60-day IL (elbow), Brad Wieck: 60-day IL (elbow), David Botte: 60-Day IL (Unknown)
Brewers: Luis Perdomo: 15-day IL (elbow), Brandon Woodruff: Day-to-Day (ankle), Hunter Renfro: 10-day IL (hamstring), Freddy Peralta: 15-day IL (lat), Willie Adams: 10- DAY IL (ankle), Jandal Gustav: 15-Day IL (Hamstring), Jake Cousins: 10-Day IL (Elbow), Justin Topa: 10-Day IL (Elbow)
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