Cubs Vs. Padres Preview: Chicago's West Coast Trip Continues In San Diego

LOS ANGELES - JULY 31: Darwin Barney #15 of the Chicago Cubs bats against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on August 3, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Getty Images)

Chicago opens a series in San Diego on Monday.

The Chicago Cubs will wrap up a six-game road trip with a series in San Diego, and they'll be looking to put a five-game losing streak behind them. The Padres, meanwhile, have won two of their last three games.

Related: Cubs Swept By Dodgers As Two Debut; Also, Report From Peoria

Like the Cubs, the Padres have struggled to produce at the plate for much of the 2012 season -- they rank 14th in the NL in runs and 16th in OPS.

Travis Wood (4-7, 4.90 ERA) is scheduled to start Monday's game for the Cubs, and Eric Stults (1-2, 3.11) is set to pitch for San Diego.

Game Date & Time: Monday, Aug. 6, 9:05 p.m. CT

TV: CSN-Chicago

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of this series, visit Cubs blog Bleed Cubbie Blue and Padres blog Gaslamp Ball. For more news and notes from around baseball, visit Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish.

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