* The Braves and White Sox have met nine times previously, with Atlanta winning the first four and Chicago taking the last five.
* The White Sox lost 55 games before the All-Star break for just the fourth time in franchise history and the first time since 1989 (32-56).
* The Braves have struck out 826 times this season, the most ever by a National League team before the All-Star break.
* Paul Konerko leads all active players, and trails only Jim Thome (64) all-time, with 58 career interleague home runs.
* Freddie Freeman leads all players under the age of 24 with 61 RBI on the season (Mike Trout is second with 59).
* Tim Hudson is averaging over 15.0 pitches per inning (15.5) for the first time since 2006 (15.7).