CHICAGO, Ill. — Shane McClanahan gets his third start of the season on Monday night as the Tampa Bay Rays switch to the north side for their week in Chicago. They take on the Chicago Cubs at 7:40 p.m. ET on Monday night
The Rays are without shortstop Wander Franco tonight. He was scratched with quadriceps tightness about an hour before the game. It’s a good precaution to take since the weather is brutal here for baseball. There were snow flurries earlier with temperatures in the mid-30s, with a strong wind blowing out to right field.
Here are all the pregame details you need for Monday night’s game between the Rays and the Chicago Cubs:
How to watch Rays vs. Cubs
- Who: Tampa Bay Rays (5-5) at Chicago Cubs (5-4)
- When: 6:40 p.m. ET, Monday, April 18
- Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Ill.
- TV: Bally Sports Sun
- Stream: Fubo.tv CLICK HERE
- Announcers: Dewayne Staats (play-by-play), Brian Anderson (color commentary) and Tricia Whitaker (in-game reporter).
- Radio: WDAE 95.3 FM; SiriusXM Channel 181 (Cubs home broadcast, Rays broadcast online)
- Announcers: Andy Freed and Dave Wills.
- Latest Line: Tampa Bay is favored at minus-150 on the money line according to the SISportsbook.com website opening line as of Friday morning morning. The Cubs are plus-125. The over/under is 8.5.
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- Rays vs. Cubs all-time series history: Tampa Bay holds an 8-5 edge in the series. They have played three-game series in 2003, 2008 and 2014, and played home-and-home two-game series in 2017. The Rays are 4-1 at Wrigley Field all-time.
Rays-Cubs most recent games
- Rays’ last game: The Rays wrapped up their series with the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, winning 9-3. J.P. Feyereisen was the ”opener” for the Rays and pitched two perfect innings. Rays pitchers allowed only three hits all day, and had 12 hits themselves, with Randy Arozarena and Manuel Margot getting three hits each. To read the complete game story, CLICK HERE
- Cubs’ last game: The Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies on Sunday in Denver, winning 6-4. Rookie sensation Seiya Suzuki his his fourth home run and Willson Conteras also homered. Nick Madrigal had three hits and Nico Hoerner drove in two runs as the Cubs split the four-game series
Projected starting pitchers
- Rays left-hander Shane McClanahan: Shane McClanahan, the Rays’ Opening Day starter, will make his third start of the season on Monday night. He’s been very good so far, pitching nine innings, and allowing three runs with a team-leading 15 strikeouts.
- Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks: Kyle Hendricks is the veteran on the Cubs’ pitching staff, entering his ninth season with the team. He has an 83-56 career record with an impressive 3.39 ERA. He pitched Opening Day as well, and this is his third start. He pitched 5 1/3 innings on April 8 against Milwaukee, allowing just one run in the Cubs’ 5-4 win. He got roughed up last Wednesday, allowing six runs in 3 2/3 innings in a 6-2 loss to the Pirates. He is 0-1, with a 7.00 ERA so far this season.
- Rays lineup: Brandon Lowe 2B, Josh Lowe DH, Randy Arozarena LF, Ji-Man Choi 1B, Yandy Diaz 3B, Kevin Kiermaier CF, Mike Zunino C, Brett Phillips RF, Tayler Walls SS. Shane McClanahan P.
- Cubs lineup: Nick Madrigal 2B, Willson Contreras C, Frank Schwindel 1B, Seiya Suzuki RF, Yan Gomes DH, Patrick Wisdom 3B, Michael Hermosillo CF, Ian Happ LF, Nico Hoerner SS, Kyle Hendricks P.