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Brewers and Cubs meet in series rubber match

July 6, 2022 GMT

Chicago Cubs (33-48, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (47-36, first in the NL Central)

Milwaukee; Wednesday, 2:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Adrian Sampson (0-0, 3.94 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 14 strikeouts); Brewers: Corbin Burnes (7-4, 2.36 ERA, .92 WHIP, 124 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Brewers -256, Cubs +211; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs play on Wednesday with the three-game series tied 1-1.

Milwaukee is 47-36 overall and 20-16 in home games. The Brewers are 26-8 in games when they hit two or more home runs.

Chicago is 16-21 on the road and 33-48 overall. The Cubs are 24-11 in games when they scored five or more runs.

Wednesday’s game is the 13th meeting between these teams this season. The season series is tied 6-6.

TOP PERFORMERS: Willy Adames has 11 doubles and 16 home runs for the Brewers. Rowdy Tellez is 7-for-33 with a double and six home runs over the past 10 games.

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Ian Happ has 21 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 38 RBI while hitting .283 for the Cubs. Nico Hoerner is 16-for-39 with two doubles over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Brewers: 7-3, .261 batting average, 3.84 ERA, outscored opponents by 25 runs

Cubs: 6-4, .282 batting average, 3.82 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs

INJURIES: Brewers: Tyrone Taylor: 7-Day IL (concussion), Adrian Houser: 15-Day IL (flexor), Jonathan Davis: day-to-day (back/rib cage), Miguel Sanchez: 15-Day IL (elbow), Hunter Renfroe: 10-Day IL (calf), Freddy Peralta: 60-Day IL (lat), Alex Jackson: 10-Day IL (finger), Jake Cousins: 60-Day IL (elbow), Justin Topa: 60-Day IL (elbow), Luis Perdomo: 15-Day IL (elbow)

Cubs: Kyle Hendricks: day-to-day (shoulder), Willson Contreras: day-to-day (hamstring), Alec Mills: 15-Day IL (back), Jason Heyward: 10-Day IL (knee), Michael Hermosillo: 60-Day IL (quadricep), Daniel Norris: 15-Day IL (finger), Frank Schwindel: 10-Day IL (back), Nick Madrigal: 10-Day IL (groin), Wade Miley: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Marcus Stroman: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Manuel Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Drew Smyly: 15-Day IL (oblique), Ethan Roberts: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Adbert Alzolay: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Codi Heuer: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brad Wieck: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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