Hendricks expected to start for the Cubs against the Marlins
Miami Marlins (31-29, second in the NL East) vs. Chicago Cubs (34-26, first in the NL Central)
Chicago; Wednesday, 2:08 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Miami: Sandy Alcantara (3-2, 3.00 ERA in regular season) Chicago: Kyle Hendricks (6-5, 2.88 ERA in regular season)
BOTTOM LINE: The Cubs will host the Marlins in the one-game NL wild-card playoff.
The Cubs are 19-14 on their home turf.
The Marlins are 20-14 on the road.
REGULAR SEASON TOP PERFORMERS: Ian Happ leads the Cubs with 24 extra base hits and is slugging .505.
Jesus Aguilar is second on the Marlins with 52 hits and is batting .277.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cubs: 4-6, .174 batting average, 4.07 ERA, outscored by six runsMarlins: 5-5, .239 batting average, 5.96 ERA, outscored by 25 runs
INJURIES: Cubs: Brad Wieck: (hamstring), Rowan Wick: (oblique), Manuel Rodriguez: (bicep), James Norwood: (right shoulder), Tyler Chatwood: (right elbow), Ildemaro Vargas: (hamstring), Daniel Descalso: (ankle).
Marlins: Pat Venditte: (right oblique), Jose Urena: (right forearm), Drew Steckenrider: (elbow), Josh A. Smith: (nail), Mike Morin: (elbow), Brian Moran: (knee), Brandon Leibrandt: (left elbow), Elieser Hernandez: (right lat), Harold Ramirez: (left hamstring), Starling Marte: (left ear), Logan Forsythe: (oblique), Isan Diaz: (groin), Francisco Cervelli: (concussion).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.