Series Preview: Cubs vs. Athletics (August 5-7)

The Cubs open a 3-game series at home tonight against Oakland, fresh off the series sweep of Milwaukee.

The Games

  • Monday – 7:05 pm CT: (WGN, ESPN, 670 The Score)
  • Tuesday – 7:05 pm CT: (MLB Network, NBC Sports Chicago+, 670 The Score)
  • Wednesday -1:20 pm CT: (NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score)

The Pitchers

  • Monday – RHP Kyle Hendricks vs. RHP Chris Bassitt
  • Tuesday – LHP Jon Lester vs. LHP Brett Anderson
  • Wednesday – LHP Jose Quintana vs. RHP Homer Bailey

The Last Series

  • Cubs swept the Brewers 3-0: (6-2, 4-1, 7-2)
  • Athletics swept the Cardinals 2-0: (8-3, 4-2)

Who’s Hot (Athletics)

  • LF Khris Davis is 7-for-20 in his last 5 games.
  • LF Chad Pinder has 2 homers and 4 RBI in his last 5 games.

Important Injuries (Athletics)

  • CF Ramon Laureano is on the 10-day IL, he’s out for the series.
  • LHP Sean Manaea is on the 60-day IL, he’s out for the series.
  • C Josh Phegley is on the 10-day IL, he’s out for the series.

Who’s Hot (Cubs)

  • RF Jason Heyward is 8-for-25 with 2 homers and 4 RBI in his last 6 games.
  • SS Javy Baez is 8-for-24 with 5 RBI in his last 6 games.

Important Injuries (Cubs)

  • C Willson Contreras is on the 10-day IL, he’s out for the series.
  • RHP Pedro Strop is on the 10-day IL, he’s out for the series.

Other Notes

  • This is the 1st meeting between the Cubs and A’s since August 2016. The Cubs swept Oakland 3 games to 0.

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