DeSclafani set to start for San Francisco against Chicago | Sports
Chicago Cubs (32-23, first in NL Central) vs. San Francisco Giants (34-21, first in NL West)
San-Francisco; Thursday, 9:45 p.m. EDT
PITCHING ODDS: Cubs: Zach Davies (2-2, 4.65 ERA, 1.61 WHIP, 29 strikeouts) Giants: Anthony DeSclafani (4-2, 3.56 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 54 strikeouts stick)
BOTTOM LINE: San Francisco and Chicago meet on Thursday.
The Giants are 15-8 on their home turf. San Francisco has hit 78 home runs this season, third in the MLB. Brandon Crawford leads the club with 11, averaging one in 14 at bat.
The Cubs are 11-13 on the road. Chicago hit .412, good for fourth place in the National League. Kris Bryant leads the club with a 0.598 slugging percentage, including 28 more hits and 12 homers.
BEST PERFORMANCE: Mike Yastrzemski leads the Giants with 23 more hits and hits .456.
Bryant leads the Cubs with 60 hits and 36 RBIs.
LAST 10 GAMES: Giants: 6-4, 0.243 batting average, 4.40 ERA, edged opponents by six points
Cubs: 9-1, batting average of 0.245, ERA of 1.48, edged opponents by 23 points
INJURIES: Giants: Aaron Sanchez: (biceps), Dedniel Nunez: (elbow), Reyes Moronta: (right flexor), Kevin Gausman: (hip), John Brebbia: (elbow), Tyler Beede: (elbow), Caleb Baragar: (elbow), Jaylin Davis: (left knee), Darin Ruf: (hamstrings), Evan Longoria: (side), Tommy La Stella: (hamstrings), Brandon Belt: (oblique), Curt Casali: (wrist ).
Bears: Trevor Williams: (annex), Rowan Wick: (oblique), Justin Steele: (hamstrings), Alec Mills: (lower back), Jonathan Holder: (shoulder), Jake Marisnick: (hamstrings), Jason Heyward: (hamstrings)), Nico Hoerner: (hamstrings), Matt Duffy: (back), David Bote: (shoulder), Austin Romine: (left wrist).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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