#Cubs Hendricks starts vs Giants
Kyle Hendricks will close the Cubs’ series in San Francisco against the Giants on Sunday night. The Giants will start Madison Bumgarner, who is 3-0 with a 1.95 ERA in his last four starts vs. the Cubs. For his career, Bumgarner is 6-2, 2.44 ERA in 10 starts vs. the Cubs. The Giants have won seven of those 10 games.
Here’s the lineup:
*The Cubs and Giants have split this series so far. The Cubs have lost two series the entire season.
The Cubs have lost four of their last six games. They’ve scored 19 runs in the six games but eight of them came Friday night. Cubs’ hitters are 6-for-44 (.136) with runners in scoring position over the last six games.
*Kris Bryant homered on Saturday for the second-straight game, and has three homers in his last five games and four in his last eight since May 13. Five of his nine homers this season have come on the road. Last season, he hit five of his 26 home runs away from Wrigley Field.
Anthony Rizzo is 1-for-22 (.045) with one RBI in his last six games. Addison Russell isn’t faring much better; he has one hit in his last 18 at-bats.
Ben Zobrist has reached base safely in six of seven career plate appearances vs. Bumgarner, going 5-for-6 with a double and a triple. Zobrist is batting .400 during an eight-game hit streak.
*After Sunday’s game, the Cubs head to St. Louis where they’ll open a three-game series against the Cardinals. Here are the pitching matchups:
Monday: RHP John Lackey (4-2, 3.31) vs. RHP Adam Wainwright (4-3, 5.92)
Tuesday: RHP Jason Hammel (5-1, 2.31) vs. RHP Michael Wacha (2-4, 4.03)
Wednesday: RHP Jake Arrieta (8-0, 1.29) vs. RHP Carlos Martinez (4-4, 3.56)