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  • Cubs Game Notes For Wednesday vs. LA Dodgers

    * In his first home start of the year, Jon Lester allowed four earned runs in five innings, yielding seven hits (including one home run). Since then, he has allowed only two earned runs across five starts at Wrigley and has not allowed a single home run. Lester’s home ERA over these five starts is the second lowest over a span of five home starts in MLB this year – only Miles Mikolas (0.50 from 4/22-6/7) has bested Jon’s mark. * […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Monday @ Cleveland

    * After defeating the Indians in back-to-back games last week, the White Sox have dropped four consecutive games. Chicago has scored five or fewer runs in 12 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the American League. * Cleveland avoided being swept by the Twins with a 4-1 victory yesterday. Yan Gomes doubled in three of the runs with a bases clearing double in the third inning. The Indians rank second in MLB with a .327 average with the bases […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Monday vs. LA Dodgers

    Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs * This is the first matchup in 2018 between last year’s National League Championship Series contestants. The Dodgers dominated the Cubs in 2017, going 4-2 against Chicago in the regular season before winning the NLCS 4-1. * Los Angeles saw its season-long five-game winning streak snapped on Sunday, losing 4-1 to the Giants at home. After a May 16 loss had the Dodgers record at 16-26, Los Angeles has gone 21-7 which is the […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Tuesday @ Cleveland

    * The White Sox have compiled a 3.25 ERA in June, after posting a 5.13 ERA in the months prior. That difference in ERA is the largest in baseball. * Carlos Rodon has a 2.24 ERA in 10 career starts against the Indians. That is the fourth-lowest ERA by any White Sox pitcher (Burns, Buehrle, Fernandez) through their first 10 career starts against any opponent in the divisional era (since 1969). * Mike Clevinger has limited opposing three- and four-hole […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Friday vs. Detroit

    * The Tigers won back-to-back home games against the Twins and are now 23-17 (.575) at home this season. However, Detroit is 10-20 (.333) on the road, and its .242 difference in winning percentage between home and road games is the largest in the AL. * The White Sox split a four-game series with the AL Central-leading Indians, and are 8-6 so far in June. Based on current records, the White Sox have had the fourth-most difficult strength of schedule […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Friday @ St. Louis

    * The Cubs lost two of three against the Brewers, including back-to-back shutout losses. Despite dropping those two games, the Cubs’ 8-4 record in June is the third best in NL and their overall season +89-run differential is the best. * The Cardinals faced three teams currently in last place in their past three series (Marlins, Reds, and Padres) and went 4-5 in those games, while being outscored 45-36. Starting with the Cubs today, St. Louis will play 19 consecutive […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Wednesday @ Milwaukee

    * The Cubs’ and Brewers’ bullpens have been among the best in baseball this season. The Brewers pen leads MLB with 17 wins, the Cubs have 15 which is tied for third. The Brewers 2.69 ERA is second, the Cubs 2.69 is third. The Cubs pen leads MLB with a .202 opponent BA, the Brewers are third at .211. * The Cubs have been hot at the beginning and end of games. Their +33 run differential in innings 1-2 ranks […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Tuesday vs. Cleveland

    * The Cleveland Indians are 17-6 against the Chicago White Sox since the start of 2017 – the best record by any team against a divisional foe. * Adam Plutko has won his first three career starts, including a win against the visiting White Sox on May 28. * Michael Brantley (25, 21) and José Ramírez (39, 34) are two of four qualified hitters who have more extra-base hits than strikeouts this season. Mookie Betts (37, 26) and Andrelton Simmons […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Monday @ Milwaukee

    * The Cubs and Brewers played eight times in April, with the Cubs taking seven of the games by a combined score of 29-9. Dating back to September 21, 2017, Chicago has won 10 of its last 12 against Milwaukee. * Chicago won four of six games in its Pennsylvania home stand, taking two of three from both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Despite the two series victories, the Cubs were outscored over the six games, 22-18. * Milwaukee is coming off […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Monday vs. Cleveland

    * The Cleveland Indians have won 16 of the past 22 meetings with the Chicago White Sox since the beginning of 2017. Over that span, the Tribe’s ERA against the Sox (2.69) is the second-lowest by a pitching staff against a divisional foe (Cle vs. KC: 2.39). * The Indians won four out of five against the Brewers and the Tigers. In their win against Detroit on Sunday, the Indians produced 14 hits and 9 runs, more than enough offense […]