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    White Sox Game Notes For Wednesday vs. Detroit

    * Miguel Cabrera is slugging .500 or better for a 13th straight season, putting him in good company, trailing only Stan Musial (15) and Jimmie Foxx/Lou Gehrig (14). *Jose Quintana is the midst of a remarkable run at home – he’s had at least four strikeouts while walking one batter or fewer in each of his last 10 home starts. * This marks the fourth straight year that Quintana and fellow lefty Chris Sale have each punched out at least […]

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    White Sox Game Notes For Monday vs. Detroit

    * Detroit is 11-5 against the White Sox this year, and has clinched the season series between the clubs for the seventh consecutive season (2010-16). * The Tigers have won 10 of their last 13 games, including a three-game sweep of the White Sox last week. Currently 12 games over .500 (74-62), they have matched their high-water mark for the season (also at 61-49 and 73-61). * The White Sox scored 11-plus runs in road wins over Minnesota Friday (11-4) […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Monday @ Milwaukee

    * Over the last three seasons, there has been only one other divisional matchup more lopsided than the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers with the Cubs leading 34-16. * The Brewers have been running like mad this year. Not only does Milwaukee lead the world in steals with 153, the difference between those for and against (+70) is also tops in the bigs. * Ryan Braun has decided that the best way to honor the contributions of American workers is […]

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    White Sox Game Notes For Thursday @ Minnesota

    * The White Sox lost to the Tigers, 3-2, in Detroit on Wednesday after the Tigers tied it in the eighth and walked off in the ninth. Detroit swept the three-game series, dropping the White Sox’ road record to 28-40. After four games in Minnesota, Chicago returns home to face the Tigers again. * The Twins lost to the Indians, 8-4, in Cleveland on Wednesday, as the Indians completed a three-game sweep. Minnesota has now lost 13 straight, one shy […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Thursday vs. San Francisco

    * The Giants beat the Diamondbacks, 4-2, in San Francisco on Wednesday, splitting a two-game set. San Francisco is now 4-2 in their last six after dropping eight of the previous ten. The four games against the Cubs are the final games the Giants will play in either the Eastern or Central time zones this season. * The Cubs beat the Pirates, 6-5, in Chicago on Wednesday, completing a three-game sweep. The win capped off a month that saw the […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Tuesday vs. Pittsburgh

    * The Chicago Cubs have been the Pittsburgh Pirates’ kryptonite in 2016. The Pirates have put up great numbers this year against all NL Central teams (22-15) but the Cubs (3-10). * The Cubs’ pitching has been lights out since the All-Star break with a 2.67 ERA, best in baseball. * The Pirates have been one of the best teams in baseball at getting the bats going early in innings. They rank second in MLB in batting average with no […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Monday vs. Pittsburgh

    * The Pirates defeated the Brewers, 3-1, on Sunday, sweeping four straight at Miller Park over the weekend, and recording their eighth straight road win overall – tied for the longest road winning streak in MLB this season. Pittsburgh has swept four 2+ game road series this season (tied for fourth most in the majors). * The Cubs lost, 1-0, to the Dodgers in Los Angeles yesterday, dropping two of three over the weekend, and finishing up a nine-game road […]

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    White Sox Game Notes For Monday @ Detroit

    * The Tigers have made hay against losing teams this season with a 32-16 record. * J.D. Martinez has torched the White Sox this season, batting .536 with hits in all eight games he has played in. * A longtime nemesis of the Tigers, Justin Morneau has kept it up since sliding on a White Sox uniform, batting .350 with hits in all six games against Detroit this year. Morneau leads all active players with 69 career extra-base hits versus […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Saturday LA Dodgers

    * The Cubs are averaging 5.37 runs per game on the road this season, second only to the Cardinals (5.58). In the modern era, only three Cubs’ teams have averaged more runs away from home (1929, 1930, 1935). *Since June 17, only the Mariners (21-10, .677) have a better home record than the Dodgers (23-11, .676). *Addison Russell is the first Cubs shortstop to tally 80+ RBI in a season since Ernie Banks in 1961 (80; based on primary position […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Friday @ LA Dodgers

    * The Cubs beat the Padres, 6-3, on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep in San Diego. Chicago continues to be the hottest team in the league, posting an MLB-best 18-4 record in the month of August. * The Dodgers lost to the Giants, 4-0, on Thursday in Los Angeles, missing out on a sweep. Matt Moore threw 8.2 innings without allowing a hit before Corey Seager broke up the no-hitter. Despite the loss, the Dodgers still hold a two-game […]