Giants face the Cubs with 2-1 series lead

July 31, 2022 GMT

Chicago Cubs (41-59, third in the NL Central) vs. San Francisco Giants (50-51, third in the NL West)

San Francisco; Sunday, 7:08 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Adrian Sampson (0-1, 3.43 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 26 strikeouts); Giants: Carlos Rodon (8-6, 3.18 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 148 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Giants -191, Cubs +160; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The San Francisco Giants take a 2-1 advantage into the next game of the series against the Chicago Cubs.

San Francisco is 50-51 overall and 28-23 at home. The Giants are 32-8 in games when they out-hit their opponents.

Chicago has gone 21-27 on the road and 41-59 overall. The Cubs have the eighth-ranked team batting average in the NL at .244.

Sunday’s game is the fourth time these teams match up this season.


Ian Happ has 25 doubles, two triples and nine home runs for the Cubs. Seiya Suzuki is 11-for-43 with two doubles and two home runs over the past 10 games.


LAST 10 GAMES: Giants: 2-8, .208 batting average, 5.31 ERA, outscored by 24 runs

Cubs: 7-3, .257 batting average, 1.70 ERA, outscored opponents by 20 runs

INJURIES: Giants: Thairo Estrada: day-to-day (head), Joc Pederson: 7-Day IL (concussion), Evan Longoria: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Trevor Rosenthal: 15-Day IL (hamstring), Mauricio Llovera: 60-Day IL (hip), Brandon Crawford: 10-Day IL (right knee), Jose Alvarez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Zack Littell: 15-Day IL (oblique), Colton Welker: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Sam Delaplane: 60-Day IL (forearm), Anthony DeSclafani: 60-Day IL (ankle), Curt Casali: 10-Day IL (oblique), Matthew Boyd: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Cubs: Andrelton Simmons: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Kyle Hendricks: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Alec Mills: 15-Day IL (back), Jason Heyward: 10-Day IL (knee), Michael Hermosillo: 60-Day IL (quadricep), Nick Madrigal: 10-Day IL (groin), Wade Miley: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Manuel Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (elbow), 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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