The Arizona Diamondbacks (78-72) have a 2-0 series lead and hope to sweep the Chicago Cubs (78-71) on Sunday at Chase Field, at 7:10 PM ET.

The probable pitchers are Jordan Wicks (3-0) for the Cubs and Ryne Nelson (7-8) for the Diamondbacks.

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Diamondbacks vs. Cubs Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Sunday, September 17, 2023
  • Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Venue: Chase Field
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
  • Probable Pitchers: Wicks - CHC (3-0, 1.99 ERA) vs Nelson - ARI (7-8, 5.53 ERA)

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Diamondbacks Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Ryne Nelson

  • Nelson (7-8) takes the mound first for the Diamondbacks in his 27th start of the season. He has a 5.53 ERA in 135 2/3 innings pitched, with 88 strikeouts.
  • The right-hander's last appearance came on Tuesday against the New York Mets, when he went 4 1/3 innings, surrendering six earned runs while giving up seven hits.
  • The 25-year-old has put up an ERA of 5.53, with 5.9 strikeouts per nine innings in 26 games this season. Opponents are batting .292 against him.
  • Nelson is looking to pick up his eighth quality start of the year.
  • Nelson has put up 18 starts this campaign that he pitched five or more innings.
  • In two of his appearances this season he did not allow an earned run.

Ryne Nelson vs. Cubs

  • The opposing Cubs offense has the 12th-ranked slugging percentage (.417) and ranks 14th in home runs hit (178) in all of MLB. They have a collective .254 batting average, and are 12th in the league with 1285 total hits and seventh in MLB play scoring 747 runs.
  • In 5 2/3 innings over one appearance against the Cubs this season, Nelson has a 1.59 ERA and a 0.706 WHIP while his opponents are batting .118.

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Cubs Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Jordan Wicks

  • The Cubs will hand the ball to Wicks (3-0) for his fifth start of the season.
  • The left-hander's last start was on Tuesday, when he tossed six innings while giving up one earned run on three hits in a matchup with the Colorado Rockies.
  • The 24-year-old has an ERA of 1.99 and 6 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .232 in four games this season.
  • He's looking to extend his two-game quality start streak.
  • Wicks has pitched five or more innings in four straight games and will look to extend that streak.

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