Gausman scheduled to start as San Francisco hosts Chicago
Chicago Cubs (32-25, first in the NL Central) vs. San Francisco Giants (36-21, first in the NL West)
San Francisco; Saturday, 7:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Kohl Stewart (1-0, .00 ERA, .80 WHIP, 2 strikeouts) Giants: Kevin Gausman (6-0, 1.40 ERA, .79 WHIP, 83 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Giants -175, Cubs +150; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: San Francisco and Chicago will square off on Saturday.
The Giants are 17-8 in home games in 2020. San Francisco has hit 83 home runs this season, second in the National League. Brandon Crawford leads them with 12, averaging one every 13.3 at-bats.
The Cubs have gone 11-15 away from home. Chicago’s team on-base percentage of .316 is eighth in the majors. Kris Bryant leads the club with an OBP of .395.
The Giants won the last meeting 8-5. Conner Menez earned his first victory and Alex Dickerson went 1-for-1 with a home run and three RBIs for San Francisco. Jake Arrieta registered his sixth loss for Chicago.
TOP PERFORMERS: Crawford leads the Giants with 12 home runs and is slugging .531.
Bryant leads the Cubs with 30 extra base hits and is slugging .607.
LAST 10 GAMES: Giants: 8-2, .263 batting average, 3.60 ERA, outscored opponents by 23 runs
Cubs: 7-3, .238 batting average, 2.86 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs
INJURIES: Giants: Logan Webb: (shoulder), Aaron Sanchez: (biceps), Dedniel Nunez: (elbow), Reyes Moronta: (right flexor), Kevin Gausman: (hip), John Brebbia: (elbow), Tyler Beede: (elbow), Caleb Baragar: (elbow), Mike Yastrzemski: (thumb), Jaylin Davis: (left knee), Darin Ruf: (hamstring), Tommy La Stella: (hamstring), Brandon Belt: (oblique), Curt Casali: (wrist).
Cubs: Trevor Williams: (appendix), Rowan Wick: (oblique), Justin Steele: (hamstring), Alec Mills: (lower back), Jonathan Holder: (shoulder), Jake Marisnick: (hamstring), Jason Heyward: (hamstring), Nico Hoerner: (hamstring), Matt Duffy: (back), David Bote: (shoulder), Austin Romine: (left wrist).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
By The Associated Press