Cincinnati Reds (18-24, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (25-18, first in the NL Central)
Chicago; Wednesday, 8:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cincinnati: Trevor Bauer (3-3, 2.05 ERA) Chicago: Yu Darvish (7-1, 1.44 ERA)
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago and Cincinnati will play on Wednesday.
The Cubs are 18-13 against NL Central opponents. Chicago has slugged .412 this season. Ian Happ leads the club with a .640 slugging percentage, including 23 extra-base hits and 12 home runs.
The Reds are 12-16 against the rest of their division. Cincinnati has hit 64 home runs this season, sixth in the National League. Nick Castellanos leads them with 12, averaging one every 12.3 at-bats.
TOP PERFORMERS: Happ leads the Cubs with 12 home runs and is batting .295.
Castellanos leads the Reds with 35 hits and has 27 RBIs.
INJURIES: Cubs: Brad Wieck: (hamstring), Jose Quintana: (left lat), James Norwood: (right shoulder), Tyler Chatwood: (right elbow), Andrew Chafin: (left finger), Jason Heyward: (illness), Daniel Descalso: (ankle).
Reds: Wade Miley: (shoulder), Matt Bowman: (right elbow), Jesse Biddle: (shoulder).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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