BOTTOM LINE: Kris Bryant is riding a 10-game hitting streak as Chicago readies to play Cincinnati.
The Cubs are 15-13 against NL Central teams. Chicago has a collective batting average of .238 this season, led by Bryant with an average of .318.
The Reds are 10-9 in division matchups. Cincinnati’s team on-base percentage of .321 is fifth in the MLB. Nick Castellanos leads the team with an OBP of .415.
The Cubs won the last meeting 1-0. Adbert Alzolay earned his third victory and David Bote went 1-for-3 with a home run and an RBI for Chicago. Vladimir Gutierrez registered his first loss for Cincinnati.
TOP PERFORMERS: Bryant leads the Cubs with 26 extra base hits and is batting .318.
Castellanos leads the Reds with 63 hits and is batting .358.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cubs: 8-2, .252 batting average, 1.80 ERA, outscored opponents by 21 runs