Advertisement

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.

Click here to follow the Cubs Talk Podcast.