Jon Lester (5-3, 2.48 ERA) and Mike Bolsinger (1-1, 4.50 ERA) start in the third of a four-game series between the Chicago Cubs (35-15) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (28-25) at Wrigley Field. The Dodgers won the last game 5-0, and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 8:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jun. 1 and can be seen on CSCh, SNLA and ESPN.
Lester pitched 6.1 innings in his most recent start, surrendering two, striking out seven and walking two in a 6-2 win over the Phillies. Dexter Fowler (.317, 34 Rs, 6 HRs, 24 RBIs, 6 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday. Bolsinger went 5.2 innings, surrendering two runs, striking out six and walking one in an 8-2 win over the Reds in his last outing. Corey Seager (.278, 33 Rs, 9 HRs, 27 RBIs, 1 SB) has been successful at the plate, going 3 for 5 yesterday with two runs, one home run, and three RBIs.
The odds for Chicago and Los Angeles are Cubs -185, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently unavailable.
Predictions: SU Winner - CHC
After last game's shutout win against Chicago, the Dodgers now have seven shutouts this season. The Cubs have been shut out in four games this season.
Los Angeles has won 44% (8-10) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Chicago has won 83% (19-4) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Dodgers are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Cubs have a 3-4 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Cubs are 28-4. The Dodgers have a 23-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 11th in runs, Los Angeles has earned 229 this season. Chicago ranks third with 275 runs.
Ranking first in walks, Chicago has earned 234 this season. Los Angeles ranks eighth with 180 walks.
When the Cubs hit at least one home run, they are 27-5. When the Dodgers hit at least one homer, they have a 19-12 record.