#Cubs lineup vs. Indians
The Cubs open a four-game, home and road Interleague series vs. the Indians at Wrigley Field Monday night. Here’s the lineup:
* The Cubs and Indians boast the two longest World Series droughts in baseball. The Cubs haven’t won since 1908 (107 years ago) and the Indians last title came back in 1948 (67 years ago).
* The Cubs have won six of their last eight games. In that span, the Cubs ‘pen has given up three earned runs over 30 2/3 innings (0.88 ERA).
* The Indians have lost six of their last nine games. The team is averaging 2.7 runs per game in those nine contests while batting .159 (11-69 AB) with RISP.
* Jake Arrieta has won each of his two June starts vs. the Tigers and Nationals, giving up four earned runs over 12 innings (3.00 ERA). He has 16 strikeouts and one walk combined in those two contests. The right-hander is 2-3 despite a 2.88 ERA in six starts at Wrigley Field this season. The Cubs have scored 15 total runs in those six games.
* Kris Bryant is batting .372 (16-for-43) with six extra-base hits and nine runs scored during his current 11-game hitting streak. His slash line at Wrigley: .330/.450/.591 in 25 games.
* This will be the Indians first game in a NL park this season. It may be good timing. Nick Swisher, the Indians’ primary DH, was placed on the disabled list Sunday with inflammation in his left knee.