Chicago; Friday, 2:20 p.m. EDT
: Dodgers -168, Cubs +143
BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Dodgers meet the Chicago Cubs with a 1-0 series lead.
Chicago has an 11-7 record overall and a 5-5 record at home. The Cubs have a 9-2 record in games when they record eight or more hits.
Los Angeles has a 4-4 record on the road and a 10-10 record overall. The Dodgers have hit 36 total home runs to lead the NL.
The matchup Friday is the fifth time these teams square off this season. The season series is tied 2-2.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cubs: 7-3, .287 batting average, 2.49 ERA, outscored opponents by 28 runs
Dodgers: 5-5, .224 batting average, 3.64 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs
Dodgers: Michael Grove: day-to-day (groin), Miguel Rojas: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Chris Taylor: day-to-day (side), Will Smith: 7-Day IL (concussion), Alex Reyes: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Ryan Pepiot: 15-Day IL (oblique), Jimmy Nelson: 15-Day IL (elbow), Daniel Hudson: 15-Day IL (knee), Gavin Lux: 60-Day IL (knee), Tony Gonsolin: 15-Day IL (ankle), Walker Buehler: 60-Day IL (elbow), Blake Treinen: 60-Day IL (shoulder), J.P. Feyereisen: 60-Day IL (shoulder)