Hayden Wesneski, Cubs aim to sweep Marlins

Hayden Wesneski, Cubs aim to sweep Marlins originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The Chicago Cubs host the Miami Marlins looking to extend a three-game home winning streak.

Chicago has gone 10-8 in home games and 17-16 overall. The Cubs are 8-2 in games when they hit two or more home runs.

Miami is 16-18 overall and 6-9 in road games. The Marlins have the ninth-ranked team batting average in the NL at .249.

The teams meet Sunday for the sixth time this season. The Marlins lead the season series 3-2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nico Hoerner has six doubles, a triple and two home runs while hitting .315 for the Cubs. Cody Bellinger is 12-for-39 with four doubles, a triple and two home runs over the past 10 games.

Jorge Soler leads Miami with seven home runs while slugging .483. Jesus Sanchez is 9-for-28 with two home runs and six RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Cubs: 4-6, .256 batting average, 3.11 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs

Marlins: 4-6, .258 batting average, 5.38 ERA, outscored by 20 runs

INJURIES: Cubs: Adrian Sampson: 15-Day IL (right meniscus), Yan Gomes: 7-Day IL (concussion), Brandon Hughes: 15-Day IL (knee), Kyle Hendricks: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Codi Heuer: 60-Day IL (elbow), Ethan Roberts: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Marlins: Garrett Cooper: 10-Day IL (ear infection), Avisail Garcia: 10-Day IL (back), Tommy Nance: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Trevor Rogers: 15-Day IL (forearm ), JT Chargois: 15-Day IL (oblique), Joey Wendle: 10-Day IL (oblique), Johnny Cueto: 15-Day IL (biceps), Nic Enright: 60-Day IL (illness), Max Meyer: 60-Day IL (elbow), Anthony Bender: 60-Day IL (elbow)


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

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