The Chicago Cubs look to extend their win streak to three games with Tsuyoshi Wada on the mound when they take on the San Francisco Giants Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m. on CSN.
The Giants have won three of their last four, including back-to-back wins against Philadelphia for a series win to put them within 3 1/2 games of the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers.
San Francisco have won five of six at Wrigley and took two of three at home from May 26-28, including 20 straight scoreless innings.
Ryan Vogelsong (7-8, 3.71) struggled early this season, but has turned it around in August. The right-hander is 2-0 with a 1.60 ERA, but fell 3-2 to the White Sox Tuesday and gave up two runs on three hits in seven innings. The Cubs have done well against him at Wrigley, going 3-3 with a 6.91 ERA in six starts.
Wada (2-1, 3.15) will counter for the Cubs and is 2-0 with a 2.49 ERA in his last four starts. The 33-year-old, left-hander held the Brewers to two runs and five hits in 6 2/3 innings for a 4-2 win Wednesday. He has also walked just two in his last 12 2/3 innings.
Arismendy Alcantara will move back to the seven spot after batting lead off while Chris Coghlan had a day off Monday. Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez homered in the Cubs 4-1 win Monday, it was Baez’s fifth in 14 games since joining the major league club. Rizzo has a home run and two strikeouts against Vogelsong.