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

The Cubs will give the ball to Jordan Wicks (3-0, 1.99 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 4 on the season, and the Diamondbacks will turn to Ryne Nelson (7-8, 5.53 ERA).

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Cubs vs. Diamondbacks 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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Cubs Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Jordan Wicks

  • Wicks (3-0) will take the mound for the Cubs, his fifth start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up one earned run in six innings pitched on Tuesday in his last outing, a matchup with the Colorado Rockies.
  • The 24-year-old has an ERA of 1.99, a 3 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.059 in four games this season.
  • He's looking to extend his two-game quality start streak.
  • Wicks has four starts in a row of five innings or more.

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Diamondbacks Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Ryne Nelson

  • Nelson gets the start for the Diamondbacks, his 27th of the season. He is 7-8 with a 5.53 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 135 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent time out on Tuesday, the right-hander threw 4 1/3 innings against the New York Mets, allowing six earned runs while surrendering seven hits.
  • In 26 games this season, the 25-year-old has an ERA of 5.53, with 5.9 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .292 against him.
  • Nelson enters the matchup with seven quality starts under his belt this year.
  • Nelson enters the matchup with 18 outings of five or more innings pitched this season.
  • In two of his appearances this season he did not give up an earned run.

Ryne Nelson vs. Cubs

  • He will take the mound against a Cubs squad that is batting .254 as a unit (11th in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .417 (12th in the league) with 178 total home runs (14th in MLB action).
  • Nelson has thrown 5 2/3 innings, giving up one earned run on two hits while striking out three against the Cubs this season.

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