Chicago Cubs (54-71, 3rd in the NL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (65-58, 2nd in the NL Central)
Milwaukee; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBES: Cubs: Justin Steele (4-7, 3.25 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 120 strikeouts); Brewer: Freddy Peralta (4-3, 4.08 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 65 strikeouts)
LINE: Brewers -157, Cubs +134; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Cubs will be looking to maintain a three-game winning streak when they visit the Milwaukee Brewers.
Milwaukee has a 65-58 record overall and a 31-24 record at home. The Brewers have a 37-16 record in games when they hit at least two homers.
Chicago is 26-33 on the road and 54-71 overall. The Cubs have a 36-15 record in games when they hit more than their opponents.
Friday’s matchup marks the 17th time these teams have met this season. The Cubs have a 9-7 advantage in the relay series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Rowdy Tellez leads the Brewers with 47 extra base hits (21 doubles and 26 homers). Willy Adames is 10-for-38 with two doubles, three homers and nine RBI in his last 10 games.
Nico Hoerner has 18 doubles, three triples and seven homers for the Cubs. Willson Contreras is 4-for-14 with three homers in the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Brewers: 4-6, .174 batting average, 4.70 ERA, surpassed by 12 runs
Cubs: 6-4, .202 batting average, 4.01 ERA, topped by seven runs
INJURIES: Brauer: Michael Brosseau: 10 days IL (oblique), Aaron Ashby: 15 days IL (shoulder), Trevor Rosenthal: 15 days IL (thigh), Trevor Gott: 15 days IL (forearm), Jandel Gustave: 15 days IL (Forearm), Miguel Sanchez: 60 days IL (elbow), Jace Peterson: 10 days IL (left elbow), Alex Jackson: 10 days IL (fingers), Luis Perdomo: 15 days IL (elbow)
Hatchlings: Steven Brault: 15 days IL (shoulder), Kyle Hendricks: 60 days IL (shoulder), Willson Contreras: everyday (ankle), Jason Heyward: 60 days IL (knee), Keegan Thompson: 15 days IL (back), Michael Hermosillo: 60 days IL (quads), Alec Mills: 15 days IL (back), Wade Miley: 15 days IL (shoulder), Manuel Rodriguez: 60 days IL (elbow), Ethan Roberts: 60 days IL (shoulder), Adbert Alzolay: 60 days IL (shoulder), Codi Heuer: 60 days IL (elbow), Brad Wieck: 60 days IL (elbow)
The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and data from Sportradar.