Diamondbacks Vs. Cubs Preview: Pitching Probables, Game Times, And More

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 16: Joe Saunders #34 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 16, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

The Arizona Diamondbacks continue their home stand this week against the Chicago Cubs in a three-game weekend series. Arizona (34-35) took two of three games from the Seattle Mariners, scoring an average of 10 runs a game. The struggling Chicago Cubs (24-45) are coming off their first series win of the month of June, winning two of three games against the White Sox this week.

This series is an opportunity for the D-backs to gain some ground in the NL West standings. Arizona is 7.5 games back behind the Dodgers, but the Dodgers face the Los Angeles Angels this weekend, who have won nine of their last 12 games — including a three-game series against the Dodgers last week.

Pitching Probables:

Friday, June 22, 9:40 p.m ET: Jeff Samardzija (5-5) vs. Joe Saunders (4-5)

Saturday, June 23, 10:10 p.m. ET: Paul Maholm (4-5) vs. Ian Kennedy (5-7)

Sunday, June 24, 4:10 p.m. ET: Wade Miley (8-3) vs. Matt Garza (3-5)

For more news and analysis on the D-backs, head over to AZ Snake Pit.

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