* The Indians and White Sox have played each other more times on Memorial Day than any other two teams in major league history. Today’s meeting will be the 63rd game between the teams all-time on the holiday, with Chicago holding a 32-30 edge in the series.
* Cleveland has won six straight games against American League Central opponents, the longest active winning streak against divisional opponents by any team.
* The White Sox are coming off a split of a four-game home series with the Yankees, winning the first two contests, but losing the last two games. The White Sox have yet to lose three straight games at U.S. Cellular Field this season.
* Indians pitchers have struck out 76 White Sox batters in 60.1 innings this season, an average of 11.3 strikeouts per nine innings pitched.
* Lonnie Chisenhall is batting .381, the highest batting average by any Cleveland batter entering Memorial Day (minimum 75 plate appearances) since David Justice in 1997 (.395).
* Paul Konerko has hit 48 career home runs against the Indians, the tenth most by any single player in baseball history against Cleveland and the third most by any right-handed batter. Among righties, only Jimmie Foxx (67) and Harmon Killebrew (56) have more home runs against the Indians.