Phillies look to break road skid, face the Cubs

September 27, 2022 GMT

Philadelphia Phillies (83-69, third in the NL East) vs. Chicago Cubs (67-86, third in the NL Central)

Chicago; Tuesday, 7:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Zack Wheeler (11-7, 2.98 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 151 strikeouts); Cubs: Marcus Stroman (4-7, 3.80 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 106 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Phillies -165, Cubs +141; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Philadelphia Phillies will aim to stop a four-game road skid when they take on the Chicago Cubs.

Chicago has a 67-86 record overall and a 31-44 record in home games. The Cubs are 29-16 in games when they did not allow a home run.

Philadelphia has a 36-35 record in road games and an 83-69 record overall. The Phillies have the third-ranked team slugging percentage in the NL at .424.

The teams meet Tuesday for the fourth time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Patrick Wisdom leads the Cubs with 25 home runs while slugging .434. Ian Happ is 10-for-40 with three doubles and four RBI over the past 10 games.

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Rhys Hoskins has 33 doubles, two triples, 29 home runs and 76 RBI while hitting .251 for the Phillies. Alec Bohm is 12-for-41 with a triple and a home run over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Cubs: 6-4, .213 batting average, 2.86 ERA, outscored by six runs

Phillies: 3-7, .238 batting average, 5.36 ERA, outscored by 12 runs

INJURIES: Cubs: Drew Smyly: day-to-day (shoulder), Rafael Ortega: 60-Day IL (finger), Nick Madrigal: 10-Day IL (groin), Willson Contreras: 10-Day IL (foot), Justin Steele: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), Alec Mills: 60-Day IL (back), Steven Brault: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Kyle Hendricks: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Jason Heyward: 60-Day IL (knee), Ethan Roberts: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Codi Heuer: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brad Wieck: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Phillies: Brad Hand: 15-Day IL (elbow), Edmundo Sosa: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Kent Emanuel: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Mark Appel: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nicholas Castellanos: 10-Day IL (oblique), Simon Muzziotti: 60-Day IL (knee), Corey Knebel: 60-Day IL (lat), Hans Crouse: 60-Day IL (biceps), James McArthur: 60-Day IL (elbow), Damon Jones: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

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