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Padres at Cubs Series Preview: Probables, How to Watch, More

Chicago look to end a six-game losing streak when former Cub Yu Darvish and the Padres visit Wrigley Field.

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The Chicago Cubs seek to end their six-game losing streak when they start a four-game series against the San Diego Padres on Monday at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs’ series against the Padres will be the start of a seven-game homestand that features the reigning World Series champion Atlanta Braves at the end of the week.

The North Siders (23-36) have lost six straight and seven of their past eight. The Cubs are coming off a series sweep at the hands of the New York Yankees. Chicago fell 2-1 in 13 innings in their first game against former Cub Anthony Rizzo then were beat up 8-0 and 18-4.

The Padres (37-24) had their winning streak end at four games with a series split at home against the Colorado Rockies. San Diego won the first two games, 9-0 and 2-1 in 10 innings, then dropped the next two, 6-2 and 4-2. The Padres and former Cubs ace Yu Darvish are third in the NL behind the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Probable Pitchers

Monday: Yu Darvish, RHP (5-3, 3.61 ERA, 1.01 WHIP) vs. Justin Steele, LHP (1-5, 4.79 ERA, 1.55 WHIP)

Tuesday: vs. Kyle Hendricks, RHP (2-5, 5.22 ERA, 1.35 WHIP) vs. TBD

Wednesday: Sean Manaea, LHP (3-3, 3.52 ERA, 1.09 WHIP) vs. TBD

Thursday: Joe Musgrove, RHP (7-0, 1.50 ERA, 0.93 WHIP) vs. TBD

How to Watch

Monday: 7:05 PM, Marquee Sports Network

Tuesday: 7:05 PM, Marquee Sports Network

Wednesday: 7:05 PM, Marquee Sports Network

Thursday: 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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