#Cubs and Buchanan face Reds
Jake Buchanan gets the start Friday night when the Cubs open their final regular season series, facing the Reds at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. This will be Buchanan’s third ML start, and first since 2014. Expect to see a lot of Cubs relievers tonight. Chris Coghlan returns to the lineup. He is 14-for-43 (.326) in 18 games this month. Here’s the lineup:
*The Cubs have hit 37 homers against the Reds this season, their most in a single campaign against the Reds all-time. The 37 homers are tied for the most by the Cubs against any opponent in a single season (37 home runs vs. the Cardinals in 1955).
*Kris Bryant has hit 10 home runs against the Reds this year, the most by a Cubs player all-time vs. Cincinnati.
*Dexter Fowler needs two hits to reach 1,000 in his career.
*Thursday’s 1-1 tie with the Pirates was the Cubs’ first tie game since May 28, 1993, vs. the Expos.