The Over is 8-2-1 in Cubs’ last 11 road games against a team with a winning record. Expect Chicago to continue to give up runs as the Cubs are the only team out of contention in the National League Central and have lost four straight. To add to this, the Over is 6-2 in the Reds’ last 8 Tuesday games.
PITCHING MATCHUP: Cubs LH Tsuyoshi Wada (NR) vs. Reds LH David Holmberg (2013: 0-0, 7.36 ERA)
Wada, a 33-year-old veteran of the Japanese leagues, is set for his major-league debut. This will be a new stage for him.
The Reds are also sending up an inexperienced pitcher, Holmberg, who is poised for his second big-league start after an uneven debut for Arizona last season in which he allowed three runs and six hits in 3 2/3 innings.