* The Cubs have lost five of their last six games and own a record of just 3-11 since August 11 – the worst record in the majors in that span.
* The Dodgers have lost each of their last two games after losing just two of their previous 16 contests. The Dodgers will be looking to avoid losing three in a row for the first time since June 8-10.
* Jake Arrieta, who will make his fourth start since joining the Cubs in a trade with the Orioles in early July, is 1-0 with a 3.71 ERA in 17 innings so far with Chicago.
* Zack Greinke has won each of his last four starts, while posting a 0.96 ERA in that span. Greinke is 3-2 with a 4.45 ERA in five career starts against the Cubs
* Yasiel Puig is hitting .600 (6-for-10) with one double, one homer and four runs against the Cubs this season. His .600 batting average against them is his highest against any opponent.