#Cubs Haren faces Brewers in series opener
Dan Haren makes his first start at Wrigley Field with the Cubs on Tuesday night to open a three-game series against the Brewers. Here’s the lineup:
*The Cubs have won 10 of their last 11 games, and their starting pitchers are 8-0 with a 2.23 ERA in that 11-game stretch. For the season, Chicago’s starters now boast a 3.40 ERA, fifth best in the Majors
*Haren posted a 2.71 ERA in 11 starts at Marlins Park this season and a 4.26 ERA in 11 starts in all other stadiums. In his Cubs debut last Wednesday, the right-hander gave up four runs – three earned – over five innings vs. the Pirates. He’s looking for his first win since July 12.
*Kris Bryant has 15 home runs, the most by any Cubs player in his first Major League season, surpassing Mandy Brooks’ 14 homers in 1925 and Vince Barton’s 13 blasts in 1931.
*The Cubs swept a four-game series against the Brewers at Miller Park July 30-Aug. 2, and held Milwaukee to eight runs over the four games.