New York Mets (25-25, third in the NL East) vs. Chicago Cubs (22-26, third in the NL Central)
Chicago; Thursday, 7:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Carlos Carrasco (0-2, 8.68 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, 11 strikeouts); Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (0-0)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Cubs -117, Mets -102; over/under is 7 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Cubs will try to keep a three-game home win streak going when they take on the New York Mets.
Chicago has gone 13-11 at home and 22-26 overall. Cubs pitchers have a collective 4.00 ERA, which ranks fourth in the NL.
New York has a 13-16 record on the road and a 25-25 record overall. The Mets have a 10-1 record in games when they did not allow a home run.
The teams meet Thursday for the third time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Ian Happ has 13 doubles, four home runs and 19 RBI for the Cubs. Christopher Morel is 13-for-40 with two doubles and seven home runs over the past 10 games.
Pete Alonso ranks second on the Mets with 21 extra base hits (three doubles and 18 home runs). Francisco Alvarez is 9-for-33 with two doubles, three home runs and seven RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cubs: 3-7, .227 batting average, 6.93 ERA, outscored by 24 runs
Mets: 6-4, .249 batting average, 5.06 ERA, outscored by six runs
INJURIES: Cubs: Nick Burdi: 15-Day IL (appendicitis), Cody Bellinger: 10-Day IL (knee), Adrian Sampson: 60-Day IL (right meniscus), Brad Boxberger: 15-Day IL (forearm), Kyle Hendricks: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Codi Heuer: 60-Day IL (elbow), Ethan Roberts: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Mets: Tim Locastro: 60-Day IL (back), Tomas Nido: 10-Day IL (eye), Elieser Hernandez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Jimmy Yacabonis: 15-Day IL (quadricep), Edwin Uceta: 15-Day IL (ankle), Omar Narvaez: 60-Day IL (calf), Stephen Ridings: 60-Day IL (lat), Jose Quintana: 60-Day IL (rib), Sam Coonrod: 60-Day IL (lat), Bryce Montes de Oca: 60-Day IL (elbow), Edwin Diaz: 60-Day IL (knee)
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