John Lackey (9-8, 3.35 ERA) and Chase Anderson (8-11, 4.53 ERA) are on the hill in the second of a four-game series between the . The Brewers won the last game 5-4, and Milwaukee leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 2:20 p.m. ET on Friday, Sep. 16 and can be seen on CSCh.
Lackey pitched 6.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering two runs, striking out five and walking three in a 2-1 defeat to the Astros. Kris Bryant (.295, 114 Rs, 37 HRs, 95 RBIs, 8 SBs) went 1 for 5 yesterday. Anderson went 5.2 innings, surrendering zero runs, striking out four and walking two in a 5-1 defeat to the Cardinals in his last outing. Ryan Braun (.306, 74 Rs, 27 HRs, 82 RBIs, 15 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
The Cubs sit at 40-20 against their divisional rivals, while the Brewers are 27-40.
For the 22nd time this season, the Cubs registered at least two errors in a game.
The Cubs are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Brewers have a 15-34 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they are outhit, the Brewers are 14-67. The Cubs have a 9-32 record when opponents outhit them.
Milwaukee ranks in the bottom half of the league at 17th when it comes to home runs, hitting 172 this season. Chicago ranks in the top half with 181.
Ranking first in walks, Chicago has earned 590 this season. Milwaukee ranks second with 557 walks.
When the Cubs hit at least one home run, they are 68-28. When the Brewers hit at least one homer, they have a 53-43 record.