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Sunday, May 29, 2022

Diamondbacks host Cubs in first of 3-game series

Pitching Prospects: Cubs: Drew Smiley (1-3, 3.04 ERA, 1.23 whips, 17 strikeouts); Diamondbacks: Zach Davis (1-1, 3.34 ERA, 1.21 whips, 22 strikeouts)

fanduel sportsbook Line: Diamondbacks-125, Cubs +106; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

Bottom line: The Arizona Diamondbacks open their three-match series at home against the Chicago Cubs on Friday.

Arizona has a 9–9 record in home games and a 17–15 record overall. The Diamondbacks are 10-1 in the game when they beat their opponents.

Chicago has an 11–19 record overall and a 4–11 record at home. The Cubs went 8-3 in the games when they scored at least five runs.

Friday’s game is the first time these teams are facing this season.

Top Performer: Keitel Marte has 10 doubles, a third, two home runs and eight RBIs for the Diamondbacks. Jordan Luplo is 6-for-22 with four home runs in the last 10 matches.

Ian Happ has four doubles and two home runs for the Cubs. Patrick Wisdom is 8-for-34 with a double and two home runs in the last 10 matches.

Last 10 games: Diamondbacks: 7-3, .231 batting average, 4.15 ERA, beat opponents by four runs

Cubs: 3-7, .205 batting average, 3.99 ERA, 19 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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