Cubs play the Padres with 2-1 series lead

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Monday, June 5, 2023

Chicago Cubs (26-32, third in the NL Central) vs. San Diego Padres (27-32, fourth in the NL West)

San Diego; Monday, 9:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (0-1, 3.86 ERA, 1.82 WHIP, eight strikeouts); Padres: Blake Snell (1-6, 4.66 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 61 strikeouts)

: Padres -175, Cubs +149; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Cubs lead 2-1 in a four-game series against the San Diego Padres.

San Diego is 13-17 at home and 27-32 overall. The Padres have a 14-8 record in games when they did not give up a home run.

Chicago has a 26-32 record overall and an 11-16 record on the road. The Cubs have a 24-5 record in games when they have more hits than their opponents.

The teams match up Monday for the seventh time this season. The Cubs are ahead 4-2 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Juan Soto has 15 doubles and 10 home runs while hitting .253 for the Padres. Fernando Tatis Jr. is 12-for-43 with three doubles and four home runs over the last 10 games.

Nico Hoerner has nine doubles, a triple and four home runs while hitting .284 for the Cubs. Dansby Swanson is 12-for-36 with a double, a triple and two home runs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Padres: 5-5, .210 batting average, 3.37 ERA, outscored opponents by 14 runs

Cubs: 4-6, .192 batting average, 4.45 ERA, outscored by 22 runs

INJURIES: Padres: Xander Bogaerts: day-to-day (wrist), Luis Campusano: 60-Day IL (thumb sprain), Nelson Cruz: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Luis Garcia: 15-Day IL (oblique), Seth Lugo: 15-Day IL (calf), Drew Pomeranz: 60-Day IL (elbow/flexor), Robert Suarez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nabil Crismatt: 15-Day IL (hip strain), Adrian Morejon: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jose Castillo: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Eguy Rosario: 60-Day IL (ankle)

Cubs: Justin Steele: 15-Day IL (forearm), 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), Codi Heuer: 60-Day IL (elbow), Ethan Roberts: 60-Day IL (elbow)


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