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    Cubs Game 3 Notes For Monday @ San Francisco

    * Chicago leads this series 2-0 after a 5-2 win at home in Game 2. This is the fourth time the Cubs have ever led a playoff series 2-0 (1907 World Series, 1908 World Series and 1984 NLCS). Chicago won those two World Series, but lost the NLCS to the Padres in 1984. * Since Bruce Bochy took over as manager, the Giants are 9-0 in games when facing elimination including rallying from a 2-0 series deficit in the 2012 […]

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    Cubs Game 1 Notes vs. San Francisco

    * With their 3-0 win over the Mets in the Wild Card game, the Giants have now won 11 straight playoff rounds, joining the New York Yankees (1998-2001) as the only teams to ever do so (although the Yankees’ wins all came in consecutive postseasons). San Francisco had the best record in MLB at the All-Star break but finished the season by going 30-42 after the break (the fourth-worst record in MLB over that span). * The Cubs enter the […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Sunday @ Cincinnati

    * The Chicago Cubs sit at 102-58, marking their first 100-win season since 1935, and first season with more than 100 wins since 1910. * The Reds would have a winning record at home this season if not for their 2-7 record against the Cubs at Great American Ballpark. * The Cubs have knocked 40 home runs against the Reds this season, their most ever versus any single opponent in a season. *Robert Stephenson was 2-0 in his two starts […]

  • 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 […]