The Chicago Cubs (22-27) and Cincinnati Reds (21-29) clash in the first of a three-game series on Friday at Wrigley Field, at 2:20 PM ET. The Cubs are coming off a series victory over the Mets, and the Reds a series split with the Cardinals.

The Cubs will give the ball to Justin Steele (6-1, 2.20 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 7 on the season, and the Reds will counter with Hunter Greene (0-4, 4.68 ERA).

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Reds vs. Cubs Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, May 26, 2023
  • Time: 2:20 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Venue: Wrigley Field
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  • Probable Pitchers: Steele - CHC (6-1, 2.20 ERA) vs Greene - CIN (0-4, 4.68 ERA)

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Reds Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Hunter Greene

  • Greene gets the start for the Reds, his 11th of the season. He is 0-4 with a 4.68 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 50 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last appearance on Sunday, the righty went seven innings against the New York Yankees, giving up four earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • In 10 games this season, the 23-year-old has an ERA of 4.68, with 12.4 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .274 against him.
  • Greene is looking to record his third quality start of the season.
  • Greene heads into this matchup with six outings of five or more innings pitched this season.

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Cubs Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Justin Steele

  • Steele (6-1) will take to the mound for the Cubs and make his 11th start of the season.
  • The left-hander's last appearance was on Sunday, when he threw six scoreless innings against the Philadelphia Phillies while allowing four hits.
  • The 27-year-old has pitched in 10 games this season with a 2.20 ERA and 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .212.
  • In 10 starts this season, he's earned a quality start in eight of them.
  • Steele will look to finish five or more innings for the 11th start in a row.
  • Among qualified pitchers this season, the 27-year-old's 2.20 ERA ranks sixth, 1.011 WHIP ranks 10th, and 7.8 K/9 ranks 51st.

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