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Scouting Report: Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians at Wrigley Field

Pitcher Tyler Chatwood will start for the Cubs on Tuesday when they open a two-game series against the Cleveland Indians at Wrigley Field.
Pitcher Tyler Chatwood will start for the Cubs on Tuesday when they open a two-game series against the Cleveland Indians at Wrigley Field.

TV: WGN and ESPN Tuesday; NBC Sports Chicago Wednesday

Radio: WSCR 670-AM

Pitching matchups: The Cubs’ Tyler Chatwood (3-3) vs. Trevor Bauer (3-3), 6:05 p.m. Tuesday; Jon Lester (4-1) vs. Adam Plutko (1-0), 7:05 p.m. Wednesday

At a glance: The Indians lead the American League Central but at one game below .500 (22-23). Jose Ramirez provides pop with a line of .295/.384/.601 with 13 homers and 31 RBIs, both of which lead the team. Michael Brantley is at .331/366/.570 with seven homers and 29 RBIs. The Indians ranked 10th in the AL in batting average and ninth in on-base percentage entering Monday. Their 67 home runs were tied for second in the AL. The Cubs were first in OBP (.341) in the National League and second in runs scored. Their team ERA of 3.28 led the NL heading into Monday, although they were 10th in quality starts. The two teams split two games in late April at Progressive Field. 

Next: San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field, Friday through Sunday

– Bruce Miles

bmiles@shawmedia.com

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