The Chicago Cubs have been especially awful on the road this season, posting a 10-26 mark away from Wrigley Field, but they will get a chance to build on their road series win over the White Sox when the begin a three-game weekend series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija (5-5, 4.04 ERA) has suffered through similar issues himself. He owns a puffy 6.00 ERA and 1.78 WHIP over 36.0 innings pitched on the road in 2012. The Diamondbacks will counter with Joe Saunders (4-5, 3.44 ERA), who has stumbled to a 5.01 ERA and 1.57 WHIP over 41.1 innings at home this season.
Here is the game time and TV information for the series opener on Friday night:
Game Date & Time: Friday, June 22, 8:40 p.m. CT
Location: Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ