Chicago Cubs (47-48, third in the NL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (47-48, fourth in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Wednesday, 8:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (12-4, 3.65 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 84 strikeouts) Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (7-6, 3.71 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 106 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cardinals -120, Cubs +103; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Javier Baez and the Cubs will take on the Cardinals Wednesday.
The Cardinals are 26-20 in home games in 2020. St. Louis has slugged .382 this season. Ali Sanchez leads the team with a mark of .667.
The Cubs have gone 19-31 away from home. Chicago’s lineup has 119 home runs this season, Javier Baez leads them with 21 homers.
The Cubs won the last meeting 7-6. Dillon Maples notched his first victory and Baez went 2-for-5 with two RBIs for Chicago. Alex Reyes registered his fourth loss for St. Louis.
TOP PERFORMERS: Nolan Arenado leads the Cardinals with 18 home runs and has 57 RBIs.
Baez leads the Cubs with 21 home runs and is slugging .486.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 6-4, .261 batting average, 4.30 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs
Cubs: 5-5, .249 batting average, 5.22 ERA, outscored by nine runs
INJURIES: Cardinals: Daniel Ponce de Leon: (shoulder), Miles Mikolas: (forearm), Carlos Martinez: (thumb), Dakota Hudson: (right elbow), Jordan Hicks: (elbow), Jack Flaherty: (oblique), Max Moroff: (shoulder).
Cubs: Brad Wieck: (heart), Rowan Wick: (oblique), Kohl Stewart: (elbow), Jonathan Holder: (shoulder), Jake Arrieta: (hamstring), Matt Duffy: (back), Kris Bryant: (hamstring), David Bote: (shoulder), Austin Romine: (left wrist), Jose Lobaton: (shoulder), P.J. Higgins: (forearm).
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