Chi. Cubs (5th - NL Central) at Cincinnati (4th - NL Central)

Matchup Details
Thu, Aug 28 - Great American Ball Park
First Pitch - 12:35 PM ET
W/LUnitsHomeAwayO/URL W/LRL Units
Chi. Cubs 59-73-5.7432-3327-4064-6169-63-8.28
Cincinnati 64-69-8.2435-3229-3760-6868-651.24
CONSENSUS ANALYSIS
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INJURY REPORT
Chicago
PPlayerStatusNotesW/LO/U
1BA. Rizzo
Ques Thurs
Back
08/28/14
Rizzo Tuesday's game due to lower-back tightness and did not play Wednesday. He is questionable for Thursday against the Reds.0-1
$-100
1-0
CFJ. Ruggiano
15-day DL
Ankle
08/27/14
Ruggiano has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a sprained left ankle.3-1
$+254
2-2
CFR. Sweeney
15-day DL
Hamstring
08/27/14
Sweeney has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a hamstring injury.0-1
$-100
1-0
SPE. Jackson
15-day DL
Back
08/21/14
Jackson has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right lat.4-2
$+254
2-4
RPF. Doubront
15-day DL
Calf
08/12/14
Doubront has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a calf strain. He has been sent on a rehab assignment and is nearing a return to the majors.15-11
$+630
9-15
SPJ. McDonald
60-day DL
Shoulder
03/31/14
McDonald has been placed on the 60-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis.59-73
$-574
64-61
Cincinnati
PPlayerStatusNotesW/LO/U
SPH. Bailey
15-day DL
Elbow
08/27/14
Bailey is on the 15-day disabled list due to an elbow injury. There is no timetable for his return.4-11
$-809
9-5
RPS. Marshall
out for season
Shoulder
06/24/14
Marshall is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left shoulder. He underwent successful surgery but will miss the remainder of the season.32-35
$-614
31-34
1BJ. Votto
60-day DL
Quadricep
08/27/14
Votto is on the 60-day disabled list with a left quadriceps strain. He has started taking part in baseball-related activities but there is no timetable for his return.19-27
$-1062
22-22
RPT. Bell
60-day DL
Elbow
06/20/14
Bell has a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and is on the 60-day disabled list. He is rehabbing in the minor leagues and there is no timetable for his return.62-64
$-494
57-65
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NEWS

Covers Preview - The Cincinnati Reds attempt to keep their fading playoff hopes alive when they host the Chicago Cubs in the rubber match of their three-game series Thursday afternoon. After being blanked in the opener, Cincinnati scored seven runs Wednesday en route to their third win in four contests. Skip Schumaker recorded two hits and two RBIs while pinch-hitter Chris Heisey homered as the Reds remained 6 1/2 games behind San Francisco for the second National League wild-card spot.

 
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