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.
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.
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)
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