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    Cubs Game Notes For Friday vs. Pittsburgh

    * The Chicago Cubs have been in first place of the NL Central for each of the last 34 days, their longest such streak since the 2008 season. * Both of these teams have outscored their opponents by at least 15 runs in the seventh inning and later. The Cubs are +33 (2nd MLB), the Pirates +15 (3rd MLB), and the Cardinals lead the majors at +40. * The Cubs’ starters have pitched at least 5.0 innings in each of […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Tuesday vs. San Diego

    * The Cubs are absolutely bludgeoning the competition this season, as they are just the second team in the modern era (1902 Pirates +112) to outscore their first 30 opponents by over 100 runs (+102). * This series will be a litmus test for Padres pitchers, who have allowed just a .228 batting average on the road this season, fifth in MLB with the Cubs leading at .198. * One key to Chicago’s success this year has been its ability […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Monday vs. San Diego

    * The Cubs improved to 24-6 with Sunday’s 4-3 walkoff win over the Nationals. Chicago is now the first team to win at least 24 of its first 30 games since the 1984 Tigers, who went on to win the World Series that season. * The Padres dropped their second straight to the Mets on Sunday, 4-3. Each of San Diego’s last 14 games have been decided by four runs or fewer, its longest such streak since a run of […]

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    White Sox Game Notes For Monday @ Texas

    * The Chicago White Sox have held the Texas Rangers to three runs or fewer in each of the last eight meetings between the clubs. This is the longest such streak by the White Sox against any team since a nine-game streak against the Tigers from September 29, 2004 to June 30, 2005. * The Rangers, coming off an 8-3 victory over the Tigers on Sunday, have the American League’s largest average margin of victory this season at 3.61 runs. […]

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    White Sox Game Notes For Saturday vs. Minnesota

    * Thanks to that strong pitching, Chicago is 16-0 when scoring four or more runs this year. * With 17 walks already this season, Brett Lawrie is on pace to catch last year’s total (28) before the All-Star break. * Joe Mauer had reached base safely in each of his first 28 games before last night. * Only one player in Minnesota Twins history (since 1961 Marty Cordova with 8) has hit more home runs in their first 25 MLB […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Sunday vs. Washington

    *With yesterday’s win, the Cubs are a season-high 17 games over .500 at 23-6 and winners of six straight games. *The Cubs have outscored their opponents this year by 101 runs – 180-79. *The Cubs have yet to lose consecutive games this season. The last club to go this deep into the season with back-to-back losses were the 1999 Atlanta Braves who went down in the 30th and 31st games of the year. *The Cubs have won Jake Arrieta’s last […]

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    Sox Game Notes For Friday vs. Minnesota

    * The White Sox swept a three-game series from the Twins in Minnesota April 11-14, holding the Twins to a total of two runs on a .154 (14/91) team average over the three contests. However, Chicago has lost four of its last five home games versus Minnesota. * Minnesota has five last at bat victories so far this season. That is tied with five other teams for the most in the majors. The Twins have also lost five games in […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Friday vs. Washington

    * The Cubs beat the Nationals, 5-2, on Thursday in the series opener. The loss marked the first time all season that Washington had a winning streak stopped at one game. * The Nationals are 3-0 on Fridays this season, one of two days of the week in which they are undefeated (also 3-0 on Saturdays). Last season, the Nationals were 11-14 on Fridays, with the 14 losses tied with Tuesdays for their most defeats on any day of the […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Thursday vs. Washington

    * The Nationals, who are 9-5 on the road versus the Cubs since the start of the 2012 season, have not lost a road series versus the Cubs since losing two of three games at Chicago from August 9-11, 2011. Washington won two of three road games versus the Cubs last season. * The Nationals beat the Royals, 13-2, in the series finale on Wednesday, recording a season high 16 hits in the game en route to their most runs […]

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    White Sox Game Notes For Wednesday vs. Boston

    * Boston has been very good on the road this year, but with a Chicago victory tonight, the Red Sox will lose their first series away from home in 2016. *With Clay Buchholz on the hill tonight, chances for a Red Sox win are not very good. Boston is 0-5 in his starts this year. * Carlos Rodon will be making his first career appearance vs. the Red Sox tonight, attempting to give Chicago its 12th win of the season […]

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