Chicago Cubs (10-12, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Atlanta Braves (10-12, third in the NL East)
Atlanta; Tuesday, 7:20 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Trevor Williams (2-1, 4.66 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 19 strikeouts) Braves: Ian Anderson (1-0, 3.27 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 23 strikeouts)
LINE: Braves -167, Cubs +145; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago enters the matchup as losers of their last three games.
The Braves are 5-6 on their home turf. Atlanta has hit 30 home runs this season, fourth in the MLB. Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the club with seven, averaging one every 10.3 at-bats.
The Cubs are 2-5 on the road. Chicago has hit 30 home runs this season, fourth in the league. Willson Contreras leads the club with seven, averaging one every 10.1 at-bats.
The Braves won the last meeting 8-7. Charlie Morton secured his second victory and Freddie Freeman went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBI for Atlanta. Brandon Workman took his second loss for Chicago.
TOP PERFORMERS: Acuna Jr. leads the Braves with 14 extra base hits and is batting .361.
Kris Bryant leads the Cubs with 22 hits and has 16 RBI.
LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 6-4, .218 batting average, 5.36 ERA, outscored by five runs
Cubs: 5-5, .263 batting average, 5.00 ERA, outscored opponents by 17 runs
INJURIES: Braves: Touki Toussaint: (right shoulder), Mike Soroka: (achilles), Sean Newcomb: (undisclosed), Chris Martin: (fingers), Max Fried: (hamstring), Ender Inciarte: (hamstring).
Cubs: Rowan Wick: (oblique), Shelby Miller: (back), Jonathan Holder: (shoulder), Joc Pederson: (wrist), Javier Baez: (hamstring), Austin Romine: (left wrist).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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