Making their first ever trip to Target Field, the Chicago Cubs face the Minnesota Twins on Friday night in a match-up of division basement dwellers. Both teams are currently in last place in their respective divisions, representing two of the three worst win-loss records in all of MLB thus far in 2012.
While the Twins have the worst record in the American League, the Cubs have actually posted the worse winning percentage thus far. Since May 15, Chicago has posted a horrible 4-18 record, with three of those wins coming in a sweep against the San Diego Padres, the only team in baseball with the worst record than the North Siders.
Travis Wood is making his fifth start of the season for the Cubs. The 25-year-old is coming off his best outing of the season, when he allowed one run on three hits over seven innings against the Giants last Sunday.