The Chicago Cubs will welcome the Baltimore Orioles for three games at Wrigley Field for an interleague series this week. The season average for Cubs tickets is $60.56 on the secondary market, but the Orioles series this weekend will have an average of $70.85, marking a 17% jump in ticket price. Two of the three games will have a secondary average higher than the Cubs’ season average. This weekend’s series will be the final time the Orioles visit Wrigley Field on the Cubs schedule.
8/22 – Kevin Gausman vs Jake Arrieta | Avg. Price: $58.78 | Get-in: $19
The series begins Friday when Jake Arrieta takes the hill for the Cubs against Kevin Gausman of the Orioles. The average price for Friday Cubs vs Orioles tickets is currently $58.78 on the secondary market, the lowest of the series at 2.9% below the season average, with a get-in price of $19. Arrieta has been impressive on a dismal Cubs team, going 6-4 with a 2.61 ERA this season. Gausman has been just as good and enters the series opener with a 7-4 record and 3.70 ERA.
8/23 – Bud Norris vs Kyle Hendricks | Avg. Price: $89.69 | Get-in: $20
Kyle Hendricks gets the nod for the Cubs against the Orioles’ Bud Norris on Saturday afternoon. The average secondary price for Saturday Cubs vs Orioles tickets is $89.69, the highest of the series at 48.1% above the season average, with get-in price starting at $20. Hendricks has pitched well for the Cubs, going 5-1 with a 1.48 ERA. Norris has been an anchor for the first place Orioles and has pitched to a 11-7 record and 3.69 ERA this season. A Kerry Wood bobblehead will also be given to the first 10,000 adult fans in attendance.
8/24 – Miguel Gonzalez vs Tsuyoshi Wada | Avg. Price: $69.02 | Get-in: $15
Miguel Gonzalez will start for the Orioles against Tsuyoshi Wada in the series finale on Sunday. This season Wada is 3-1 in seven starts this season with a 2.75 ERA. Gonzalez is 6-6 with a 3.80 ERA in 19 starts. The average price for Sunday Cubs tickets is $69.02 on the secondary market, 13.9% above the season average, with a get-in price of $15. Gonzalez enters Sunday’s start at 6-6 with a 3.80 ERA on the season.