Braves look to keep home win streak going, host the Cubs

Mon, May 13, 2024
MLB News (AP)

Braves look to keep home win streak going, host the Cubs

Chicago Cubs (24-17, second in the NL Central) vs. Atlanta Braves (24-13, second in the NL East)

Atlanta; Monday, 7:20 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Shota Imanaga (5-0, 1.08 ERA, 0.82 WHIP, 43 strikeouts); Braves: Reynaldo Lopez (2-1, 1.53 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 36 strikeouts)

BETMGM SPORTSBOOK: LINE Braves -147, Cubs +124; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Atlanta Braves host the Chicago Cubs aiming to extend a three-game home winning streak.

Atlanta is 13-4 in home games and 24-13 overall. The Braves have the sixth-best team batting average in MLB play at .254.

Chicago is 24-17 overall and 11-11 in road games. The Cubs have a 16-4 record in games when they scored five or more runs.

The matchup Monday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.

TOP PERFORMERS: Marcell Ozuna has 12 home runs, 18 walks and 40 RBI while hitting .326 for the Braves. Austin Riley is 11-for-36 with a triple, a home run and four RBI over the last 10 games.

Nico Hoerner has a .275 batting average to lead the Cubs, and has 11 doubles, a triple and two home runs. Christopher Morel is 10-for-34 with five home runs and 13 RBI over the past 10 games.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 5-5, .202 batting average, 3.20 ERA, outscored by one run

Cubs: 5-5, .245 batting average, 3.56 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs

INJURIES: Braves: Tyler Matzek: 15-Day IL (elbow), Angel Perdomo: 60-Day IL (elbow), Pierce Johnson: 15-Day IL (elbow), Spencer Strider: 15-Day IL (right elbow strain), Sean Murphy: 10-Day IL (oblique strain)

Cubs: Yency Almonte: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Dansby Swanson: 10-Day IL (knee), Daniel Palencia: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Jordan Wicks: 15-Day IL (forearm), Drew Smyly: 15-Day IL (hip), Julian Merryweather: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Caleb Kilian: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

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

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