Cubs vs Dodgers – Game Preview – July 9, 2022

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Chicago Cubs (34-50, third in NL Central) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (54-29, first in NL West)

Los Angeles; Saturday, 10:10 p.m. EDT

LIKELY TO LAUNCH: Cubs: Marcus Stroman (0-0); Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw (5-2, 2.57 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 59 strikeouts)

LINE: Dodgers -275, Cubs +221; over/under is 8 points

BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to maintain their five-game winning streak at home when they face the Chicago Cubs.

Los Angeles is 28-13 in home games and 54-29 overall. The Dodgers have the best team percentage on base in the NL at .329.

Chicago is 17-23 on the road and 34-50 overall. The Cubs are 10-16 in games decided by one point.

The teams meet on Saturday for the sixth time this season. The Dodgers have a 5-0 lead in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Freddie Freeman has 26 doubles, two triples and 10 home runs while hitting .297 for the Dodgers. Justin Turner is 15 for 31 with four homers in the last 10 games.

Ian Happ ranks fourth among the Cubs with a .281 batting average and has 22 doubles, two triples, eight homers, 41 walks and 40 RBIs. Christopher Morel is 12 for 34 with four home runs and nine RBIs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Dodgers: 9-1, .253 batting average, 2.27 ERA, outscored opponents by 22 points

Cubs: 6-4, .255 batting average, 3.16 ERA, outscored opponents by 14 runs

INJURIES: Dodgers: Chris Taylor: 10-day IL (foot), Brusdar Graterol: day-to-day (side), Daniel Hudson: 60-day IL (ACL), Andrew Heaney: 15-day IL (shoulder), Edwin Rios : IL 60 days (hamstring), Walker Buehler: IL 60 days (elbow), Kevin Pillar: IL 60 days (shoulder), Tommy Kahnle: IL 60 days (forearm), Blake Treinen: IL 60 days (shoulder ), Victor Gonzalez: IL 60 days (elbow), Danny Duffy: IL 60 days (hand), Jimmy Nelson: IL 60 days (elbow), Dustin May: IL 60 days (elbow)

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

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data write and data from sports radar.

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