Greenfield’s Gibson slated to start at Wrigley Field on Friday


Greenfield native Kyle Gibson is scheduled to make his next start for the St. Louis Cardinals against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago Friday.

Gibson, who signed as a free agent with the Cards in the offseason, is 4-2 with a 3.76 earned run average. In a team-high 76.2 innings pitched, Gibson has struck out 67. He has not received a decision in his last two starts.

The 12-year veteran right-hander is slated to face Chicago starter Jordan Wicks — the Cubs’ 2021 first-round draft pick who is recently off the injured list — in the first game of a three-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 2:20 p.m. ET.

Going into Thursday evening’s games, the Cardinals are 33-34 and in second place in the National League Central Division. They are 6.5 games behind the first-place Milwaukee Brewers. The Cubs and Cincinnati Reds are close behind with identical 33-35 records.

The Cardinals are tied for the final National League Wildcard playoff spot.