Philadelphia Phillies (83-70, third in the NL East) vs. Chicago Cubs (68-86, third in the NL Central)
Chicago; Wednesday, 7:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Aaron Nola (10-12, 3.28 ERA, .99 WHIP, 218 strikeouts); Cubs: Hayden Wesneski (2-1, 2.45 ERA, .82 WHIP, 24 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Phillies -187, Cubs +158; over/under is 7 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Philadelphia Phillies will aim to break a five-game road slide when they face the Chicago Cubs.
Chicago has gone 32-44 in home games and 68-86 overall. Cubs pitchers have a collective 4.13 ERA, which ranks 10th in the NL.
Philadelphia has an 83-70 record overall and a 36-36 record in road games. The Phillies are 59-15 in games when they out-hit their opponents.
The teams match up Wednesday for the fifth time this season. The Cubs lead the season series 4-0.
TOP PERFORMERS: Nico Hoerner has a .288 batting average to rank seventh on the Cubs, and has 21 doubles, five triples and nine home runs. Ian Happ is 10-for-40 with three RBI over the past 10 games.
Kyle Schwarber leads Philadelphia with 42 home runs while slugging .485. J.T. Realmuto is 12-for-37 with three home runs and five RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cubs: 6-4, .215 batting average, 2.86 ERA, outscored by six runs
Phillies: 3-7, .232 batting average, 5.06 ERA, outscored by 11 runs
INJURIES: Cubs: Drew Smyly: day-to-day (shoulder), Rafael Ortega: 60-Day IL (finger), Nick Madrigal: 10-Day IL (groin), Justin Steele: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), Alec Mills: 60-Day IL (back), Steven Brault: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Kyle Hendricks: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Jason Heyward: 60-Day IL (knee), Ethan Roberts: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Codi Heuer: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brad Wieck: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Phillies: Brad Hand: 15-Day IL (elbow), Edmundo Sosa: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Kent Emanuel: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Mark Appel: 60-Day IL (elbow), Simon Muzziotti: 60-Day IL (knee), Corey Knebel: 60-Day IL (lat), Hans Crouse: 60-Day IL (biceps), James McArthur: 60-Day IL (elbow), Damon Jones: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
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