4:05 pm
September 9

Giants @ Cubs

Who will WIN this matchup?

San Francisco Giants (65-72)

@ Chicago Cubs (57-80)


Starting Pitchers:

Rodon (SF): 12-7; 2.92 ERA

Smyly (CHC) 5-8; 3.94 ERA


Current odds:

San Francisco Giants: (-147)

Chicago Cubs: (+125)


• The starting line-up for the Giants is as follows:

• The starting line-up for the Cubs is as follows:

• BOTTOM LINE: The San Francisco Giants aim to stop their four-game skid with a victory against the Chicago Cubs.

Chicago is 57-80 overall and 29-40 at home. The Cubs are ninth in the NL with 137 total home runs, averaging 1.0 per game.

San Francisco has a 28-40 record on the road and a 65-72 record overall. The Giants have a 39-11 record in games when they have more hits than their opponents.

The teams play Friday for the fifth time this season. The Giants are ahead 3-1 in the season series.

• TOP PERFORMERS: Ian Happ has 36 doubles, two triples and 16 home runs while hitting .272 for the Cubs. Seiya Suzuki is 14-for-39 with two doubles and two home runs over the past 10 games.

Joc Pederson leads the Giants with 22 home runs while slugging .522. Thairo Estrada is 9-for-35 with a home run and four RBI over the last 10 games.

• LAST 10 GAMES: Cubs: 2-8, .267 batting average, 5.65 ERA, outscored by 18 runs

Giants: 4-6, .226 batting average, 3.45 ERA, outscored opponents by six runs

• INJURIES: Cubs: Willson Contreras: 10-Day IL (foot), Justin Steele: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), Patrick Wisdom: 10-Day IL (finger), Alec Mills: 60-Day IL (back), Steven Brault: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Kyle Hendricks: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Jason Heyward: 60-Day IL (knee), Keegan Thompson: 15-Day IL (back), Ethan Roberts: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Adbert Alzolay: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Codi Heuer: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brad Wieck: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Giants: Austin Slater: 10-Day IL (hand), Brandon Belt: 60-Day IL (knee), Alex Wood: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Sam Long: 60-Day IL (oblique), Gregory Santos: 60-Day IL (groin), Donnie Walton: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Mauricio Llovera: 60-Day IL (hip), Jose Alvarez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Colton Welker: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Sam Delaplane: 60-Day IL (forearm), Anthony DeSclafani: 60-Day IL (ankle)

StreakSmarter Pick
San Francisco Giants