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Sunday, May 29, 2022

Diamondbacks bring 1-0 series advantage over Cubs in Game 2

Pitching Prospects: Cubs: Kyle Hendrix (2-3, 4.38 ERA, 1.26 whips, 30 strikeouts); Diamondbacks: Zack Gallen (2-0, .95 ERA, .71 whip, 26 strikeouts)

fanduel sportsbook Line: Diamondbacks-156, Cubs +134; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

Bottom line: The Arizona Diamondbacks lead 1-0 in the three-match series against the Chicago Cubs.

Arizona has an 18–15 record overall and a 10–9 record in home games. The Diamondbacks have an 8-4 record in games when they scored at least five runs.

Chicago has an 11–20 record overall and a 4–11 record in home games. The Cubs hitters have a collective .313 on-base percentage, ranking eighth in the NL.

The teams will meet on Saturday for the second time this season.

Top Performer: Dalton Varshaw has six doubles, six home runs and 14 RBIs for the Diamondbacks. Pavin Smith is 5-for-28 in the last 10 matches with a double, two home runs and four RBIs.

Wilson Contreras has six doubles, one triple and four home runs for the Cubs. Nico Horner is 8-for-32 with two doubles and one home run in the last 10 games.

Last 10 games: Diamondbacks: 8-2, .248 batting average, 3.90 ERA, beat opponents by seven runs

Cubs: 3-7, .203 batting average, 3.68 ERA, 12 runs outscore

Injuries: Diamondbacks: Carson Kelly: 10-Day IL (oblique), Sean Poppen: 10-Day IL (Shoulder), Luke Weaver: 10-Day IL (elbow), JB Bukouskas: 60-Day IL (Shoulder)

Cubs: Nico Horner: Day-to-Day (Ankle), Sean Newcomb: 15-Day IL (Ankle), Seiya Suzuki: Day-Day (Ankle), Nick Madrigal: 10-Day IL (Low Back), Michael Hermosillo: 10- Days IL (quadricep), David Robertson: 10-days IL (undisclosed), Marcus Strowman: 10-days ILs (undisclosed), Ethan Roberts: 10-days IL (shoulders), Clint Frazier: 10-days ILs (appendicitis), Alec Mills: 10-Day IL (Back), Andlerton Simmons: 10-Day IL (Shoulder), Edbert Aljole: 60-Day IL (Shoulder), Cody Heuer: 60-Day IL (Elbow), Brad Wieck: 60-Day IL (elbow), David Botte: 60-day IL (unknown)

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