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Cubs vs. Marlins Series Preview: How to Watch, Probables, and More

The Cubs will try to end their most recent losing streak at five games when hosting a three-game series against Miami.

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The Chicago Cubs look to end their losing streak at five games when they host the Miami Marlins for a three-game weekend series at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs (41-63) have lost five straight and six of their past seven after a season-high six-game winning streak. The Cardinals swept the Cubs in St. Louis: 6-0, 4-3, and 7-2. The last two losses came during a doubleheader Thursday, with former Cub Jose Quintana on the mound for St. Louis in the nightcap.

The Marlins (48-57) ended their losing streak at five with a 3-0 win against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday. Sandy Alcantara threw his major league-leading third complete game for his third career shutout in the win. It wasn’t all good news for Miami, though. Outfielder Avisail Garcia (left hamstring strain) exited in the third inning and was placed on the 10-day injured list.

Injuries

Miami Marlins – Avisail Garcia: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Jordan Holloway: 60-Day IL (elbow), Daniel Castano: 7-Day IL (concussion), Trevor Rogers: 15-Day IL (back), Max Meyer: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jazz Chisholm: 60-Day IL (back), Cody Poteet: 60-Day IL (elbow), Elieser Hernandez: 15-Day IL (covid-19), Brian Anderson: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Tommy Nance: 15-Day IL (groin), Jorge Soler: 10-Day IL (back), Jon Berti: 10-Day IL (groin), Cole Sulser: 15-Day IL (lat), Paul Campbell: 60-Day IL (elbow), Sean Guenther: 60-Day IL (arm)

Chicago Cubs – Steven Brault: 10-Day IL (covid), Andrelton Simmons: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Kyle Hendricks: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Alec Mills: 15-Day IL (back), Jason Heyward: 10-Day IL (knee), Michael Hermosillo: 60-Day IL (quadricep), Wade Miley: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Manuel Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Ethan Roberts: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Adbert Alzolay: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Codi Heuer: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brad Wieck: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Probable Pitchers

Friday: TBD vs. Drew Smyly, LHP (3-6, 4.42 ERA, 1.34 WHIP)

Saturday: Pablo Lopez, RHP (7-6, 3.41 ERA, 1.12 WHIP) vs. Adrian Sampson, RHP (0-2, 3.74 ERA, 1.20 WHIP)

Sunday: Jesus Luzardo, LHP (2-4, 3.97 ERA, 1.09 WHIP) vs. Keegan Thompson, RHP (8-5, 3.48 ERA, 1.27 WHIP)

How to Watch

Friday: 1:20 PM, Marquee Sports Network

Saturday: 1:20 PM, FS1

Sunday: 1:20 PM, Marquee Sports Network

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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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