Cubs, Brewers open 4-game set
The Chicago Cubs (75-63, second in the NL Central) take on the Milwaukee Brewers (71-67, third in the NL Central) in a four-game series starting tonight at 6 p.m.
Chicago’s Jose Quintana (12-8, 3.90 ERA) will face Brewers Chase Anderson (6-4, 4.58 ERA) in the opener.
Quintana beat the Brewers on Friday behind 5 2/3 shutout innings at Wrigley Field. He struck out three and walked two. Over his last 11 outings, Quintana has gone 8-1 with a 3.08 ERA, 63 strikeouts and 12 walks in 64 1/3 innings.
Chase Anderson gets a do over after allowing five runs in four innings of a lopsided loss to the Cubs last weekend. That was the game in which Nicholas Castellanos homered in each of the first two innings.
The Brewers are 34-29 against NL Central teams. Milwaukee has hit 214 home runs this season, ninth in the National League. Christian Yelich leads the team with 43, averaging one every 11 at-bats.
The Cubs have gone 30-26 against division opponents. Chicago’s team on-base percentage of .326 is fourth in the National League. Anthony Rizzo leads the club with an OBP of .403.
Yelich leads the Brewers with 154 hits and has 93 RBIs.
Nicholas Castellanos leads the Cubs with 153 hits and is batting .290. Kyle Schwarber is 12-for-32 with three doubles, a triple, four home runs and 10 RBIs over the last 10 games for Chicago.
Over the last 10 games the Brewers are 5-5 with a .224 batting average and 3.30 ERA.