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    White Sox Game Notes For Monday vs. KC

    * Kansas City was blanked, 6-0, in Boston on Sunday, and got swept three straight by the Red Sox over the weekend by a combined score of 13-5 overall. The Royals are just 9-17 (.346) in their last 26 contests – tied for third worst in MLB since June 19. * The White Sox dropped an 11-7 home decision to the Astros yesterday, losing for just the fourth time in their last 11 games at U.S. Cellular Field in the […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Tuesday vs. SD

    * The Cubs, winners of five of their last seven home games against the Padres, have scored at least five runs in six of their last seven home games against them. * The Cubs, who have lost five consecutive (and 11 of their last 13) games, have allowed at least 11 hits in four of their last five games. * The Padres have allowed fewer than two runs in four of their last five games, but have won just two […]

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    7th Inning Singers For This Homestand

    Tues 7/22  Mark Grant – Padres broadcaster Wed 7/23  Eddie Vedder Thurs 7/24  TBD Fri 7/25  Pat Brickhouse Sat 7/26  Rick Sutcliffe Sun 7/27  Pat Fitzgerald Mon 7/28  TBD Tues 7/29  Colin Cowherd Wed 7/30  TBD Thurs  7/31  Fitz and the Tantrums

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    Wrigley 100 July 10: The All-Star Game Returns

    Let’s be honest. The 1990 All-Star Game was totally forgettable except for the fact that it was held at Wrigley Field. The American League won 2-0, the National League got only two hits (lowest total in the game’s history), and the Home Run Derby the day before saw eight hitters swat a total of five home runs. At Wrigley Field. At least Ryne Sandberg hit three of them to win it. The game didn’t anger the weather gods quite as […]

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    White Sox Game Notes For Friday @ Cleveland

    * The White Sox have won four straight games against the Indians, with three of the games decided by one run. Chicago is 7-3 against Cleveland this year after losing 17 of 19 matchups last season. * Chicago has lost each of its last two games via walkoff, bringing its total of walkoff losses to five, tied for second most in the AL (Boston, 7). * Cleveland has allowed just 42 runs (39 earned) over its last 14 games. The […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Friday vs. Braves

    * The Braves have won nine of their last 10 games against the Cubs, while allowing no more than two runs in each of their last four meetings. * The Braves, coming off a 3-1 win over the Mets, have now won at least 50 games before the All-Star break for the 14th time since 1993. Over that span, only the Yankees (15) have won at least 50 games before the break more often. * The Cubs, coming off a […]

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    Some links that piqued Len’s interest over the last past couple days on ESPN.com, SportsOnEarth.com, Grantland.com, NYPost.com: 1) Crazy neighborhood/non-neighborhood play in New York Monday night explained: http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/mets/post/_/id/90948/umps-collins-explain-ninth-inning-review 2) Bad news for one of baseball’s good guys: http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/11188899/bronson-arroyo-arizona-diamondbacks-tommy-john-surgery 3) A new, injury-saving tool for pitchers? Dirk Hayhurst writes about it: http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/83436744/motus-pitcher-sleeve-compression-baseball-salvation#!baT2d4 4) Samardzija/Hammel trade analysis by Jonah Keri: http://grantland.com/the-triangle/oakland-athletics-chicago-cubs-trade-jeff-samardzija-jason-hammel-addison-russell/ 5) Joel Sherman’s second half preview: http://nypost.com/2014/07/07/10-most-interesting-men-in-baseball-world-for-second-half/

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    Wrigley 100 July 8: The 1947 All-Star Game

    Baseball’s All-Star Game was born in Chicago in 1933, but the first contest was held on the South Side. The Midsummer Classic didn’t come to Wrigley Field for the first time until July 8, 1947 when 41,123 fans saw the American League prevail 2-1. The National League held a 1-0 lead through five innings, thanks to a home run by New York Giant Johnny Mize off Frank “Spec” Shea. But Shea (who was a rookie) wound up the winning pitcher when […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Monday @ Cincinnnati

    * The Cubs have won back-to-back games just once against the Reds since September 13, 2011. That was a modest two-game streak from Sept. 9-10, 2013. Cincinnati holds a 34-12 record against Chicago during this stretch. * Mike Leake is 3-0 with a 1.71 ERA in his last four starts against the Cubs, all in 2013. Chicago sluggers Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro went a combined 4-for-23 against Leake last season * Jay Bruce is batting .206 with two homers […]

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    White Sox Game Notes For Monday @ Boston

    * The Red Sox took two of three games at U.S. Cellular Field in April, improving to 14-5 against the White Sox since July 30, 2011. That includes five consecutive wins by Boston at Fenway Park. * Despite mustering just two hits themselves, the White Sox shut out Seattle on Sunday, 1-0. It was Chicago’s first victory when collecting no more than two hits since September 2009. * After dropping two of three games to the Orioles, the Red Sox […]