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    Cubs Game Notes For Monday @ Toronto

    * This will be the fourth series that the Cubs and Blue Jays will play since interleague play began, with their last meeting being in 2008. Chicago and Toronto have split the six games they have played in Toronto and overall, the Cubs have won three of their last four against the Blue Jays. * The Blue Jays have homered in 11 straight games (since August 26) and have hit a total of 18 home runs during this time. It […]

  • Wrigley 100 September 4: Legends In The Fall

    On September 4, 1916, Wrigley Field hosted a match-up for the ages as Hall-of-Famers Christy Mathewson and Mordecai “Three-Finger” Brown hooked up on the mound. The duel was the brainchild of Cubs owner Charlie Weeghman, a pre-Bill Veeck Bill Veeck who was not afraid to look for ways to entice fans to visit his three-year-old ballpark. The 36-year-old Mathewson was pitching for the Reds by this time as a player-manager and both teams were out of contention. It was the 23rd […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Sunday vs. Pittsburgh

    *The Cubs have 20 games remaining this year – all but three are against teams in playoff contention. *The Cubs are 35-35 at home this year. *Jorge Soler has hit safely in 8 of his first 9 games and has 11 RBIs. *The eight rookie pitchers the Cubs have used this year have a combined 2.92 ERA, 14-9 record, 3 saves, and 28 holds *17 of Mike Olt’s 27 hits this season have gone for extra bases.

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    Cubs Game Notes For Friday vs. Pittsburgh

    *The Pirates are playing a Cubs team that has not lost at home since August 21 (against the Giants). * Chicago’s offense has recently been on a roll as it has had 10+ hits in each of its last four games. *Josh Harrison has the most extra-base hits in the majors since the All-Star break. *Jorge Soler has gotten a hit in every game so far in his seven-game MLB career. *The Cubs are 22-15 since July 28. *Cub third […]

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    Wrigley 100 September 2: Pappas Perfecto Performance Foiled From Fiery Froemming

    On this day in 1972, Milt Pappas threw a no-hitter at Wrigley Field, the second of the season for the Cubs at Wrigley. A “disappointing no-hitter” sounds like the baseball oxymoron of all time, but Pappas’  gem over the San Diego Padres has come to be known as exactly that. After the Cubs opened up an 8-0 lead, all eyes turned to Pappas, who went to the 9th inning with a perfect game on the line. “A pitcher is aware […]

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    White Sox Game Notes For Tuesday @ Minnesota

    * The Twins have won eight of their 14 matchups with the White Sox this season. Their eight victories against Chicago are tied for their most victories against any opponent this season (8 wins vs. KC). * The White Sox, who have split their last six contests overall, will be looking to win consecutive games for the first time since July 31-August 1. * The Twins, who have just two wins in their last nine games, have posted 177 extra […]

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    Wrigley 100 August 29: The Comeback

    On this day in 1989, the Cubs surprising run to the Eastern Division crown took a wild twist when they came back from a 9-0 deficit to Houston and rallied to beat the Astros 10-9 at Wrigley Field. The win perfectly defined the 1989 Cubs, who didn’t know when they were beat and never worried about the fact they were supposed to be winners that year. Certain games in Wrigley history have their own designation, such as “The Ryno Game”. […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Monday vs. Milwaukee

    * The Brewers have held the Cubs to under four runs in eight of the 13 meetings this season. Milwaukee holds a  6-2 record in those games. * Milwaukee enters today tied with St. Louis for first place in the NL Central. The Brewers haven’t been out of first place since April 4 and had sole possession of the Central lead dating back to July 21 until Sunday. * The Brewers will try to avoid a sixth consecutive road loss […]

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    White Sox Game Notes For Friday vs. Detroit

    * Over the last five seasons, the Tigers have won nearly 60 percent of their road games (25-17) against the White Sox. Over that span, only one AL team (Baltimore 11-6) has a better road record against the White Sox. * The White Sox have a team ERA of 5.59 this month – the highest in the majors and the highest by the White Sox during the month of August since 2004 (5.88). * Max Scherzer has gone 9-1 with […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Friday @ St. Louis

    * St. Louis is 24-9 in home games against the Cubs since 2011, the second-best record by any NL team against a division opponent over that span (Milwaukee, 26-8 vs. Cubs). * Since scoring a season-high 17 runs on May 12 in their last trip to St. Louis, the Cubs have scored eight runs or fewer in 85 straight games against NL teams, the franchise’s longest streak since 1916-17 (97 straight). After a 15-13 June, Chicago is 14-12 in August. […]

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