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    Blackhawks Game 1 Notes For Friday vs. Minnesota

    * The Wild beat the Blues, 4-1, in Game 6 to win their First Round series versus St. Louis. Minnesota has now won a playoff series in consecutive years for the first time in franchise history and is looking to win two series in a single postseason for the second time in team history (beat Colorado, 4-3, in the 2003 First Round and beat Vancouver, 4-3, in the 2003 Conference Semifinals before losing to Anaheim, 4-0, in the 2003 Conference […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Friday vs. Milwaukee

    * Chicago went 7-3 at home against Milwaukee in 2014, holding the Brewers to an average of just 2.2 runs per game in those contests. * The Brewers are 0-12 this season when they allow five or more runs, compared to 5-5 when they hold their opponent to four or fewer runs. * The Cubs had 25 stolen bases (in 32 attempts) last month; their most in the month of April since 1996 (28). * Adam Lind went 2-for-5 in […]

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    White Sox Game Notes For Thursday @ Minnesota

    * These teams have split their last 12 games overall in this series and have even split their last 12 game played in Minnesota. * Nearly three-fourths (74.0%) of the Twins hits so far this season have been singles, the second highest percentage in the majors behind only Miami (74.7%). * The White Sox are 8-6 in their last 14 games and have scored at least three runs in each of those eight wins while scoring two or fewer in […]

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    Bulls Game 6 Notes For Thursday @ Milwaukee

    * The Bucks are one of 116 teams all-time that have lost the first three games of a best-of-seven playoff series. But Milwaukee is only the 13th club to then win the next two and force a Game 6. However, of the previous 12 such teams, nine wound up dropping the series in six games, while the other three lost in seven. * The Bulls are 14-1 all-time when leading series, three games to two. They have not dropped such […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Tuesday vs. Pittsburgh

    * The Chicago Cubs finished up the 2014 season strong against the NL Central, and they’ve continued that success into this year with a 8-4 record against division opponents. * Pirates’ starter Jeff Locke had an outstanding first half of the 2013 season which led to an NL All-Star selection. Since then, however, he’s settled into a bottom-of-the-rotation role for the Bucs with a 4.46 ERA and 11-11 record. *Pittsburgh starters have a 2.80 ERA this season, second in MLB […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Monday vs. Pittsburgh

    * After dropping their first two games against the Cubs season, the Pirates have now won each of their last two meetings with Chicago. Each of the last three matchups between these clubs have been decided by just one run. * Pittsburgh has won five consecutive road games against the Cubs – its longest active road winning streak against any opponent. The Pirates will be looking to win six consecutive games overall for the first time since a nine-game run […]

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    White Sox Game Notes For Monday @ Baltimore

    * Dating back to the beginning of the 2012 season, the Orioles have won eight of their last 11 home games against the White Sox and Baltimore has at least one home run in each of its last eight home games against Chicago. * Baltimore is coming off an 18-7 win over Boston yesterday, marking the Orioles highest scoring output since scoring 18 runs against Cleveland back on April 19, 2008. The Orioles followed up that 18-run game with a […]

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    Bulls Game 5 Notes For Monday vs. Milwaukee

    * When leading a best-of-seven playoff series 3-1, the Bulls are 8-5 in Game 5’s, and are 7-2 in these Game 5’s when playing at home. Chicago has never lost a best-of-seven series when leading 3-1 (13-0 series record). When trailing a best-of-seven playoff series 1-3, the Bucks are 3-5 in Game 5’s and have never come back to win any of these series (0-8 series record). * In Milwaukee’s Game 4 win, it had 20 steals, forced 26 turnovers, […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Sunday @ Cincinnati

    * The Chicago Cubs have taken three of four from the Cincinnati Reds so far this season, a stark change from the teams’ matchups in recent seasons. (2010  4-12, 2011 7-11, 2012  4-12, 2013  5-14, 2014  8-11). *The Cubs are -6 runs in the first six innings of games this year while the Reds are +5, but the Cubs are +14 from the seventh inning on (3rd-best in MLB) while the Reds are -12 (T27th). * Kris Bryant certainly has […]

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    Blackhawks Game 6 Note For Saturday vs. Nashville

    * The Blackhawks have won four consecutive home games against the Predators (including the playoffs and regular season) for the first time since a five-game streak spanning the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons. * While the Blackhawks have a 20-3 all-time record in best-of-7 playoff series when leading 3-2, they have won each of their last 15 series when leading 3-2 (with each of the last eight series ending in six games). * The Predators have lost each of their previous […]

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