Chicago Cubs (25-41, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (26-39, third in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Monday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Caleb Kilian (0-1, 8.00 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, six strikeouts); Pirates: JT Brubaker (0-7, 4.50 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 65 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Pirates -112, Cubs -107; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Pittsburgh Pirates play the Chicago Cubs after Jack Suwinski hit three home runs against the Giants on Sunday.
Pittsburgh has a 26-39 record overall and a 14-19 record at home. The Pirates are 18-5 in games when they out-hit their opponents.
Chicago is 25-41 overall and 12-16 on the road. The Cubs have gone 10-33 in games when they have allowed a home run.
The teams match up Monday for the 10th time this season. The Pirates lead the season series 5-4.
TOP PERFORMERS: Ke’Bryan Hayes ranks eighth on the Pirates with a .270 batting average, and has 15 doubles, a triple, two home runs, 26 walks and 22 RBI. Bryan Reynolds is 13-for-36 with three home runs and seven RBI over the last 10 games.
Ian Happ has a .284 batting average to rank fourth on the Cubs, and has 13 doubles, two triples and seven home runs. Willson Contreras is 12-for-39 with two home runs and four RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pirates: 2-8, .192 batting average, 5.25 ERA, outscored by 23 runs
Cubs: 2-8, .232 batting average, 7.42 ERA, outscored by 51 runs
INJURIES: Pirates: Yoshitomo Tsutsugo: 10-Day IL (back), Dillon Peters: 15-Day IL (back), Tucupita Marcano: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Canaan Smith-Njigba: 60-Day IL (wrist), Duane Underwood Jr.: 15-Day IL (covid-19), Josh VanMeter: 10-Day IL (finger), Ben Gamel: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Kevin Newman: 60-Day IL (groin), Roberto Perez: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Jake Marisnick: 10-Day IL (thumb), Greg Allen: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Blake Cederlind: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nick Mears: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Cubs: Frank Schwindel: 10-Day IL (back), Nick Madrigal: 10-Day IL (groin), Wade Miley: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Marcus Stroman: 15-Day IL (shoulder), David Bote: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Manuel Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Drew Smyly: 15-Day IL (oblique), Seiya Suzuki: 10-Day IL (finger), Ethan Roberts: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Michael Hermosillo: 10-Day IL (covid), Adbert Alzolay: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Codi Heuer: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brad Wieck: 60-Day IL (elbow)
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