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

The Cubs host the Giants, who has lost their past four games against playoff-caliber teams in Los Angeles and Milwaukee.
San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs logos side-by-side

The Chicago Cubs host a three-game weekend series against the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs (57-80) have lost five of their past six games to start the month of September following a 4-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday. The North Siders' loss dropped them to 29-40 at home this season.

The Giants (65-72) come into Wrigley Field on a four-game losing streak following a four-game win streak. San Francisco's four losses, however, came on the road against quality opponents in the NL West-leading Dodgers and the Brewers, who are 2.5 games back of an NL wild-card spot.

The Cubs went 1-3 against the Giants from July 28-31 at San Francisco. Chicago fell 4-2 then won 4-2 before losing 5-4 and 4-0 in the four-game series.

Injuries

San Francisco Giants – Austin Slater: 10-Day IL (hand), Brandon Belt: 60-Day IL (knee), Alex Wood: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Sam Long: 60-Day IL (oblique), Gregory Santos: 60-Day IL (groin), Donnie Walton: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Mauricio Llovera: 60-Day IL (hip), Jose Alvarez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Colton Welker: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Sam Delaplane: 60-Day IL (forearm), Anthony DeSclafani: 60-Day IL (ankle)

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Chicago Cubs – Willson Contreras: 10-Day IL (foot), Justin Steele: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), Patrick Wisdom: 10-Day IL (finger), Alec Mills: 60-Day IL (back), Steven Brault: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Kyle Hendricks: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Jason Heyward: 60-Day IL (knee), Keegan Thompson: 15-Day IL (back), 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: Drew Smyly, LHP (5-8, 3.84 ERA, 1.26 WHIP) vs. Carlos Rodon, LHP (12-7, 2.92 ERA, 1.06 WHIP)

Saturday: Marcus Stroman, RHP (3-6, 3.73 ERA, 1.17 WHIP) vs. Logan Webb, RHP (12-8, 2.89 ERA, 1.18 WHIP)

Sunday: Wade Miley, LHP (1-0, 3.13 ERA, 1.17 WHIP) vs. TBD

How to Watch

Friday: 3:05 PM, Marquee Sports Network

Saturday: 1:20 PM; Marquee Sports Network, ESPN+

Sunday: 7 PM, ESPN