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Cubs Take on Giants in San Francisco

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Cubs Take on Giants in San Francisco

The Cubs are headed west to take on the San Francisco Giants in a 3 game series. The Cubs faced the Giants at Wrigley Field in late May winning three of four in front of the hometown crowd. They outscored them by six runs. The two-night game followed by a day game will be the schedule for the Cubs vs. Giants series.

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Game 1:

Jake Arrieta (10-8) takes on Matt Moore (3-11) in to begin things in San Fran. Arrieta has been the Cubs best starter over the last month. Since the All-Star Break, he’s gone 2-1 with a 2.05 ERA in 4 games, pitched 26.1 innings, gave up 8 runs (6 earned), struck out 22 batters and limited opponents to a .154 batting average. For Matt Moore, he just looking to escape this with a decent start and a win. Moore has not won since June 20th. Moore lasted seven innings in a May 24th start against the Cubs. He gave 7 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), and 4 walks while striking out four.

Game 2:

Jose Quintana (6-9) will face rookie Ty Blach (7-7) in game 2. Jose Quintana was tagged for 6 runs in his last start against the Diamondbacks. Despite this, he has been pitching well going 2-1 and limiting batters to a .205 batting average. Blach started the season as a reliever but due to injuries to Bumgarner he moved to a starting role and has since kept it. Blach went 8 innings of 2-run baseball against Bay Area rival Athletics which includes his first career home run (a three-run shot). He is 4-4 with a 3.70 ERA at AT&T Park.

Game 3:

To close out the Cubs/Giant 2017 regular season series, Kyle Hendricks (4-4) will face Madison Bumgarner (1-5). Hendricks has gone 0-1 in 3 starts since joining the Cubs off the DL with a 2.76 ERA in 16.1 innings while striking out 13 batters. Kyle’s last start, he went seven innings matching his season high while recording his first quality start since May 24th. Madison Bumgarner spent most the season hurt because of a non-baseball injury and will make only his 10th start of the season. Bumgarner is 8-2 (12 starts) against the Cubs for his career. He’s posted a 2.25 over 80 innings only allowing 21 runs (20 earned) and 18 walks while totaling 96 strikeouts.

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“We’ve had a hard time with the West. We have,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said.