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Rockies at Cubs Series Preview: Probables, How to Watch, and More

Chicago has dropped a franchise record 13 consecutive games at Wrigley Field dating back to July 27 before the MLB trade deadline.

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The Chicago Cubs finish a quick six-game homestand with a three-game set against the Colorado Rockies starting Monday at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs (54-72, fourth in NL Central) entered the homestand with back-to-back wins, but failed to carry that momentum against the Kansas City Royals, who swept the series (6-2, 4-2, 9-1). Sunday’s loss was Chicago’s record-breaking 13th straight loss at home. The 1994 team previously held the record at 12 games. Chicago hasn’t won at home since former Cub Javier Báez delivered a 6-5 walk-off win against the Reds on July 26. The recent skid, which started the next day, drops the Cubs to .500 (31-31) at home this season.

The Rockies (57-67, fourth in NL West) fell 8-4 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday to end a five-game win streak and nine-game streak at home. Colorado has struggled on the road, with a 14-45 record.

Reverse Standings Watch

The Cubs hold the sixth-worst record in the MLB. They’re 1.5 games back of the Washington Nationals, and 2.5 games up on the Miami Marlins for fifth.

The Rockies have the 10th-worst record. They’re two games behind the Detroit Tigers, and 1.5 games up on the Royals.

Season Series

The Cubs went 1-2 against the Rockies earlier this month in Denver. Chicago dropped the first game 13-6 then split the next two by one run, winning the second game 3-2 then losing 6-5.

Injuries

Rockies: Jordan Sheffield (lat), Scott Oberg (blood clots), Peter Lambert (elbow), Jhoulys Chacin (COVID-19), Raimel Tapia (toe), Yonathan Daza (thumb), Chris Owings (thumb)

Cubs: Brad Wieck (heart), Kohl Stewart (elbow), Dillon Maples (blister), Jonathan Holder (shoulder), Adbert Alzolay (hamstring), Nick Madrigal (hamstring), Nico Hoerner (oblique), Jose Lobaton (shoulder), P.J. Higgins (forearm), Willson Contreras (knee)

Probable Pitchers

Monday: Antonio Senzatela, RHP (2-9, 4.58 ERA, 1.40 WHIP) vs. Kyle Hendricks, RHP (14-5, 4.04 ERA, 1.33 WHIP)

Tuesday: German Marquez, RHP (11-9, 3.80 ERA, 1.17 WHIP) vs. Justin Steele, LHP (0-0, 3.22 ERA, 1.25 WHIP)

Wednesday: Austin Gomber, LHP (9-7, 4.15 ERA, 1.18 WHIP) vs. Zach Davies, RHP (6-10, 5.04 ERA, 1.51 WHIP)

How to Watch

Monday: 7:05 PM, Marquee Sports Network

Tuesday: 7:05 PM, Marquee Sports Network

Wednesday: 1:20 PM, Marquee Sports Network

All times Central

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Brandon is a contributor for On Tap Sports Net covering the Chicago Blackhawks, Rockford IceHogs and Chicago Steel. He also covers the Blackhawks as an independent correspondent for NHL.com. Follow Brandon on Twitter @brandonmcain.

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