Cubs bring 3-game win streak into game against the Orioles

Thu, Jul 11, 2024
MLB News (AP)

Cubs bring 3-game win streak into game against the Orioles

Chicago Cubs (44-49, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Baltimore Orioles (57-35, first in the AL East)

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

PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Justin Steele (1-3, 2.95 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 77 strikeouts); Orioles: Albert Suarez (5-2, 2.48 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 51 strikeouts)

BETMGM SPORTSBOOK: LINE Orioles -128, Cubs +108; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Cubs seek to build upon a three-game win streak with a victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

Baltimore is 57-35 overall and 29-19 at home. The Orioles lead MLB play with 147 total home runs, averaging 1.6 per game.

Chicago has gone 19-28 on the road and 44-49 overall. The Cubs have an 18-5 record in games when they hit two or more home runs.

The teams meet Thursday for the third time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Gunnar Henderson has a .292 batting average to lead the Orioles, and has 18 doubles, five triples and 27 home runs. Heston Kjerstad is 11-for-28 with three home runs and 12 RBI over the last 10 games.

Michael Busch has a .275 batting average to lead the Cubs, and has 16 doubles, a triple and 12 home runs. Ian Happ is 11-for-32 with four home runs and 13 RBI over the last 10 games.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Orioles: 5-5, .247 batting average, 5.93 ERA, outscored by 25 runs

Cubs: 6-4, .243 batting average, 3.03 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 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: Cody Bellinger: day-to-day (finger), 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)

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