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  • White Sox Game Notes For Wednesday vs. Kansas City

    *Over the last two seasons, the Kansas City Royals have played far better at home (13-6) in the month of April than they have away from Kauffman Stadium (6-18). *The Royals are 39-20 versus the Chicago White Sox since 2014. No AL team has more wins against a single opponent over that time span. *The Sox have a tough time against right-handed pitching, hitting just .209, 2nd-lowest in MLB. *Among AL pitchers who have worked at least 15.0 innings, Karns’ […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Monday vs. Kansas City

    * The Royals went 14-5 against the White Sox last season, recording their most wins against the White Sox in a single season in franchise history, and tied for their third most in a single season against any team. Since 2014, Kansas City is 39-18 (.684) versus Chicago, the best record of any team against a divisional opponent over that span. * Kansas City is coming off of a four-game sweep in Texas where it scored only five total runs, […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Monday @ Pittsburgh

    * The Pirates took all three games at Wrigley Field earlier this season, sweeping a three-or-more game series against Cubs in Chicago for the fourth time since 1990 (1990, 2000, 2014 and 2017). Last season, the Cubs went 6-3 in Pittsburgh, acquiring their best road record against the Pirates in a single season since 2009 when they went 5-1. * The Cubs have gone 4-2 since being swept by the Pirates, including taking two of three in Cincinnati. Chicago is […]

  • Bulls Game 3 Notes For Friday vs. Boston

    * The Bulls lead the First Round series versus the Celtics, 2-0, scoring at least 100 points in each game. Prior to this postseason, Chicago had not scored 100 or more points in consecutive games to begin a postseason since doing so in 2009, when it scored in triple digits in each of the first two games of its First Round series versus the Celtics (which it would go on to lose in seven games). * The Celtics find themselves […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Friday vs. Cleveland

    * The White Sox took two of three from the Indians in Cleveland earlier this month. The two teams not only split their 10 meetings in Chicago last season, they scored the exact same number of runs (43) in those contests. * The five teams in the AL Central are separated by just 1.0 game in the standings. At 8-7, Cleveland is tied with the Tigers for first place; this is the Indians’ worst record in franchise history when they […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Friday @ Cincinnati

    * The Cubs have had no problems dispatching of the Cincinnati Reds over the last two seasons, winning 28 of 38 meetings with their division rival. The Cubs went 15-4 versus the Reds in 2016. That .789 winning percentage was Chicago’s best in a season against Cincinnati since going 21-1 (.955) in their meetings in 1945. * The Reds fell to the Orioles yesterday in extra innings. J.J. Hardy’s RBI single in the 10th was just the second run against […]

  • Blackhawks Game 4 Notes For Thursday @ Columbus

    * The Predators came back from a 2-0 deficit to beat the Blackhawks, 3-2, in overtime on Monday night, taking a commanding 3-0 lead in this series. Nashville has now won three playoff games all-time when trailing by two goals (also in 2008 vs. Detroit and 2016 vs. San Jose). * Nashville has outscored Chicago 5-0 in the third period/overtime in the first three games of this series. Chicago had +18 goal differential in the third period/overtime during the 2016-17 […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Tuesday vs. Milwaukee

    * The Chicago Cubs already have more losses this April (6-7) than they did all of last April (MLB-best 17-5). Last year, the Cubs didn’t lose their seventh game until May 11, at which point they were 25-7 (in the first game of a doubleheader against the Padres). * For the numerologists out there, the Cubs have allowed an even number of runs in 11 straight games, one shy of the franchise record set in 1927. The MLB record for […]

  • Blackhawks Game 3 Notes For Monday @ Nashville

    * The Predators shellacked the Blackhawks, 5-0, on Saturday night, taking a commanding 2-0 lead in the series, and becoming just the third team to blank Chicago in back-to-back home playoff games all-time (also Montreal in 1960 and St. Louis in 2002). * Just four teams in Stanley Cup Playoff history have been shut out three straight times by the same opponent in the same postseason: Detroit in 1945 (by Toronto), Chicago in 2002 (by St. Louis), Philadelphia in 2002 […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Monday vs. Milwaukee

    * The Cubs took two of three games at Milwaukee earlier this month, when Chicago outhit the Brewers, .293-.175. And with runners in scoring position, the Cubs batted .306 while limiting Milwaukee to a .133 average. * After opening 2-5 at home this season, the Brewers have climbed over .500 (7-6) by winning five of their past six games, all of which came on the road. Milwaukee is just one win away from matching its victory total for all of […]