Busch leads Cubs against the Orioles following 4-hit performance

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Chicago Cubs (43-49, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Baltimore Orioles (57-34, first in the AL East)

Baltimore; Wednesday, 6:35 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Shota Imanaga (7-2, 3.16 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 92 strikeouts); Orioles: Corbin Burnes (9-3, 2.32 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 105 strikeouts)

: LINE Orioles -171, Cubs +144; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Cubs play the Baltimore Orioles after Michael Busch's four-hit game on Tuesday.

Baltimore has a 29-18 record in home games and a 57-34 record overall. The Orioles have the sixth-ranked team on-base percentage in the AL at .315.

Chicago has an 18-28 record on the road and a 43-49 record overall. The Cubs have the eighth-ranked team on-base percentage in the NL at .311.

The matchup Wednesday is the second time these teams match up this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Gunnar Henderson has 18 doubles, five triples and 27 home runs while hitting .293 for the Orioles. Heston Kjerstad is 10-for-28 with a double and three home runs over the past 10 games.

Ian Happ has 20 doubles, a triple and 14 home runs for the Cubs. Busch is 13-for-37 with two doubles, three home runs and five RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Orioles: 6-4, .240 batting average, 5.63 ERA, outscored by 20 runs

Cubs: 5-5, .230 batting average, 3.38 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs

INJURIES: Orioles: Tyler Wells: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kyle Bradish: 15-Day IL (ucl sprain), John Means: 60-Day IL (elbow), Danny Coulombe: 15-Day IL (elbow), Felix Bautista: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Cubs: Colten Brewer: 60-Day IL (hand), Kyle Hendricks: day-to-day (back), Keegan Thompson: 15-Day IL (rib), Yency Almonte: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Javier Assad: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Mike Tauchman: 10-Day IL (groin), Jordan Wicks: 15-Day IL (oblique), Ben Brown: 15-Day IL (neck), Adbert Alzolay: 60-Day IL (forearm), Daniel Palencia: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Julian Merryweather: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Caleb Kilian: 60-Day IL (shoulder)


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.