The fighting marlins try to stop the 4 game loss to Cubs

Miami Marlins (29-39, fifth in NL East) vs. Chicago Cubs (39-30, first in NL Central)

Chicago; Friday, 8:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING LIKELIHOODS: Marlins: Pablo Lopez (2-4, 3.12 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 78 strikeouts) Cubs: Zach Davies (4-3, 4.01 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, 43 strikeouts)

BOTTOM LINE: Miami enters the matchup as the loser in the last four games.

The Cubs are 24-10 in home games in 2020. Chicago has 94 home runs this season, fifth in the league. Javier Baez leads the team at 16, an average of one in every 14 for bats.

The marlins left home 13-25. Miami has a team-on-base percentage of 0.298, led by Jazz Chisholm Jr. with a 0.330 mark.

TOP PERFORMERS: Baez leads the Cubs with 16 homers and beats .232.

Adam Duvall leads the Marlins with 12 homers and hits .205.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Cubs: 6-4, .178 batting average, 3.14 ERA, outperformed opponents by eight runs

Marlins: 4-6, 0.261 batting average, 3.13 ERA, outperformed opponents by five runs

INJURIES: Young animals: Trevor Williams: (attachment), Rowan Wick: (oblique), Justin Steele: (thigh), Dillon Maples: (triceps), Jonathan Holder: (shoulder), Adbert Alzolay: (fingers), Nico Hoerner: ( Hamstring), Matt Duffy: (back), David Bote: (shoulder), Austin Romine: (left wrist), PJ Higgins: (forearm).

Marlins: Cody Poteet: (knee), Nick Neidert: (biceps), Jordan Holloway: (not known), Elieser Hernandez: (quad), Jorge Guzman: (elbow), Daniel Castano: (shoulder), Jeff Brigham: (not known), Corey Dickerson: (foot), Garrett Cooper: (back), Miguel Rojas: (finger), Jose Devers: (shoulder), Brian Anderson: (shoulder).

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The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive and Sports Radar technology.

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