The Cubs Try to Avoid their 13th Loss in 16 Road Games Tonight Against the Giants

Cubs' Playoff Chances Wobble After 13-Inning Loss (Chicago Cubs/mlb)

The Chicago Cubs, seeking to end their four-game losing streak, face the San Francisco Giants on Thursday at 3:45 p.m. EDT. The Cubs, with a 37-44 record and a 15-26 road record, will send Shota Imanaga to the mound against the Giants’ Jordan Hicks.

San Francisco, boasting a 39-42 record and a 23-17 home record, is favored at -114, with the over/under set at 8 runs. The Giants have shown strength at the plate, with a collective .316 on-base percentage, seventh-best in the National League.

Cubs’ win over Giants (Cubs/MLB)

The Cubs, meanwhile, have struggled on the road, with a 21-32 record in games where they’ve given up at least one home run. Matt Chapman has been a standout for the Giants, with 20 doubles, nine home runs, and 33 RBI.

Patrick Bailey has also been impressive, going 11-for-35 with two home runs and two RBI over the last 10 games. For the Cubs, Cody Bellinger leads the team with 13 doubles, a triple, nine home runs, and 34 RBI, while hitting .273.

Ian Happ has also been hot, going 10-for-35 with three doubles and two home runs over the past 10 games. Both teams have experienced varying levels of success in their last 10 games, with the Giants going 5-5 and the Cubs 3-7.

The Giants have outscored their opponents by two runs, while the Cubs have been outscored by 10. Several players on both teams are currently sidelined with injuries, including Mike Yastrzemski, Mark Leiter Jr., and Robbie Ray.