Chicago opens 4-game series at home against Atlanta

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Chicago opens 4-game series at home against Atlanta
Chicago opens 4-game series at home against Atlanta

Atlanta Braves (46-32, first in the NL East) vs. Chicago Cubs (42-35, first in the NL Central) Chicago; Monday, 8 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Julio Teheran (5-5, 3.40 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 79 strikeouts) Cubs: Jon Lester (6-5, 4.13 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 75 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: Chicago and Atlanta are set to begin a four-game series. The Cubs are 27-14 in home games. The Chicago pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 3.95. Cole Hamels leads the team with a 2.92 ERA. The Braves are 22-15 on the road. Atlanta has hit 121 home runs this season, seventh in the MLB. Freddie Freeman leads the club with 21, averaging one every 14.5 at-bats. TOP PERFORMERS: Javier Baez leads the Cubs with 40 extra base

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