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  • Blackhawks Game Notes For Friday @ Pittsburgh

    *Scott Darling stopped 33 of 35 shots in Wednesday’s 2-0 loss to Pittsburgh. *Michal Kempny led the Hawks with 22:27 of ice time and four hits in Wednesday night’s preseason opener. *Ryan Hartman led the Hawks with four shots on goal Wednesday night. *Dennis Rassmussen won 7 of his 10 face-offs vs. the Penguins. *The Hawks swept both regular season games against Pittsburgh last season.

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    White Sox Game Notes For Friday vs. Minnesota

    * The Twins beat the Royals, 7-6, in Kansas City on Thursday, their first win in Kauffman Stadium this season after losing their first nine games there. Minnesota is assured of finishing with the worst record in MLB for the first time since 1999. * The White Sox lost to the Rays, 5-3, in Chicago on Thursday, missing out on a four-game sweep. The White Sox will finish in fourth place in the AL Central for the second year in […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Friday @ Cincinnati

    * The Cubs tied the Pirates, 1-1, in Pittsburgh on Thursday after the game was called due to rain in the sixth inning. It was the Cubs’ first tie since May 28, 1993, a 2-2 game against the Montreal Expos. * The Reds fell to the Cardinals, 4-3, in St. Louis on Thursday in the rubber match of the series. The Reds are assured of a last-place finish for the second straight year, which they also did in 2007 and […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Thursday @ Pittsburgh

    * It’s been a LONG time, 120 years to be exact, since the Cubs had a winning percentage higher than it is this season (.778) against the Pirates (last matched in 2008). The Cubs 14-4 record was bettered only in 1896 (11-1) and 1890 (17-3). * Rob Zastryzny is scheduled to make his starting pitching debut for the Cubs tonight. Zastryzny would be fifth Cubs starting pitcher in history whose last name started with the letter “Z”, and the first […]

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    White Sox Game Notes For Monday vs. Tampa Bay

    * Tampa Bay is 7-2 against the White Sox over the last two seasons, holding them to 3.1 runs per game. The Rays won two of three games at home against Chicago from April 15-17, their only previous series matchup this year. * The Rays were swept in three games at home versus Boston over the weekend, and have lost six of their last seven games overall. Tampa Bay’s 90 losses for the season are its most since going 66-96 […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Monday @ Pittsburgh

    * The Cubs and Pirates have split their 26 meetings at PNC Park since the start of the 2014 season. Chicago’s 12-3 (.800) record against the Pittsburgh is on pace for their best single-season record against the Pirates since 1900. Their current best single-season record against the Pirates is 14-4 (.778), set in 2008. * The Cubs won the rubber game of their three-game series against the Cardinals last night, 3-1. Chicago has allowed one or zero runs in 44 […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Wednesday vs. Cincinnati

    * Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs is not only the front-runner for the NL MVP, but also is one of just five players to start their career with two or more seasons with more than 25 home runs, more than 30 doubles and more than 90 RBI (Albert Pujols -10 , Joe DiMaggio – 4, Jose Abreu – 3, Orlando Cepeda – 2). * John Lackey has been exceptional in his first season on the North Side, especially when […]

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    White Sox Game Notes For Tuesday @ Philadelphia

    * These teams split a pair of games in Chicago when they squared off in August. The Phillies lead the all-time series, 8-6, including a 6-3 mark at Philadelphia, where these team last met in 2013. * The White Sox have dropped three in a row to fall to 72-78 in 2016. The Sox have been limited to three runs or fewer in five of their past six games. Chicago is 10.0 games out a wild-card playoff spot with just […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Monday vs. Cincinnati

    * The Cubs are 10-3 versus Cincinnati this year, outscoring the Reds by 55 runs in those contests (average of 8.1 to 3.8). Chicago has also out-homered the Reds 32-16 in the 13 games. * The Cubs’ 52-23 (.693) home record is the best in the majors, and would be the franchise’s best in a season since going 56-21 (.727) in 1935. * After going 64-98 last year, the Reds are 63-86 this season, 31.0 games back of the Cubs […]

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    White Sox Game Notes For Friday @ Kansas City

    * The White Sox beat Cleveland, 2-1, in Chicago on Thursday to take three of four from the first-place Indians. After going 6-4 on their ten-game homestand, the White Sox head out on their last road trip of the season, to Kansas City, Philadelphia, and Cleveland. * The Royals were crushed by the Athletics, 14-5, on Thursday in Kansas City. In Oakland’s four-game sweep, the Royals were outscored by a combined 43-12. That has dropped the Royals to 6.0 games […]