BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Ian Anderson. Anderson pitched seven innings, giving up zero runs on one hit with eight strikeouts against Chicago.
The Braves are 6-6 in home games in 2020. Atlanta has hit 31 home runs this season, fourth in the MLB. Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the club with eight, averaging one every 9.5 at-bats.
The Cubs are 2-6 on the road. The Chicago offense has compiled a .206 batting average as a team this season, last in the National League. Kris Bryant leads the team with an average of .289.
The Braves won the last meeting 5-0. Ian Anderson earned his second victory and Ronald Acuna Jr. went 1-for-4 with a home run and an RBI for Atlanta. Trevor Williams registered his second loss for Chicago.
TOP PERFORMERS: Acuna Jr. leads the Braves with 27 hits and has 17 RBIs.
Bryant leads the Cubs with 13 extra base hits and is slugging .618.
LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 6-4, .223 batting average, 4.71 ERA, outscored by one run