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  • Cubs Game Notes For Tuesday vs. Milwaukee

    * The Chicago Cubs already have more losses this April (6-7) than they did all of last April (MLB-best 17-5). Last year, the Cubs didn’t lose their seventh game until May 11, at which point they were 25-7 (in the first game of a doubleheader against the Padres). * For the numerologists out there, the Cubs have allowed an even number of runs in 11 straight games, one shy of the franchise record set in 1927. The MLB record for […]

  • Blackhawks Game 3 Notes For Monday @ Nashville

    * The Predators shellacked the Blackhawks, 5-0, on Saturday night, taking a commanding 2-0 lead in the series, and becoming just the third team to blank Chicago in back-to-back home playoff games all-time (also Montreal in 1960 and St. Louis in 2002). * Just four teams in Stanley Cup Playoff history have been shut out three straight times by the same opponent in the same postseason: Detroit in 1945 (by Toronto), Chicago in 2002 (by St. Louis), Philadelphia in 2002 […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Monday vs. Milwaukee

    * The Cubs took two of three games at Milwaukee earlier this month, when Chicago outhit the Brewers, .293-.175. And with runners in scoring position, the Cubs batted .306 while limiting Milwaukee to a .133 average. * After opening 2-5 at home this season, the Brewers have climbed over .500 (7-6) by winning five of their past six games, all of which came on the road. Milwaukee is just one win away from matching its victory total for all of […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Monday @ NY Yankees

    * The Yankees have dominated the White Sox at Yankee Stadium recently, where New York has gone 13-2 since June 30, 2012. And the Yankees’ success predates their current home ballpark, as New York has posted a home record of 28-9 versus the White Sox since the beginning of 2006. * The White Sox took two of three games from Minnesota this weekend despite scoring five total runs in the series. White Sox hitters are batting .308 in the first […]

  • Bulls Game Notes For Sunday @ Boston

    * The Bulls and Celtics split the season series two wins apiece, with the home team winning each game. Boston and Chicago have met in the playoffs four times prior to this postseason, with the Celtics owning home court advantage each time and winning each series. However, the last time they met in the playoffs (the 2009 First Round), the series went to seven games, four of which went to overtime (and one went to double overtime and another to […]

  • Blackhawks Game Notes For Saturday vs. Columbus

    * Thursday was the second time in team history that the Predators have gone to Chicago and won Game 1 – they also did so in 2010, when they won 4-1, before losing four of the next five games. In the teams’ 2015 series, Chicago won Game 1 in Nashville. * This marks the second consecutive year in which Chicago has been shut out in its opening playoff game – the Blackhawks fell to the Blues, 1-0, in overtime in […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Friday @ Minnesota

    * The Twins took two of three from the White Sox in Chicago last weekend. However, Minnesota had a losing home record (4-6) against the White Sox last season. * This could be a low-scoring series, as the White Sox are second in the majors in team ERA (2.72) and third in opponent average (.202) while the Twins rank fourth (2.77) and second (.196), respectively. Minnesota finished 2016 second-to-last in team ERA (5.08) and dead last in opponent BA (.283), […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Friday vs. Pittsburgh

    * The Cubs went 8-1 in home games versus the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2016, winning the last six of these contests. * Pittsburgh has lost its last five day games on the road (0-2 in 2017), getting outscored 30-17 in these contests. * Josh Harrison went 0-for-4 and never was on base during Thursday’s loss to the Red Sox, snapping his streak of 23 straight games reaching base safely via a hit, walk and/or HBP. * Gerrit Cole is 6-1 […]

  • Bulls Game Notes For Wednesday vs. Brooklyn

    * Chicago had won three straight games in this series before a 107-106 loss on Saturday in Brooklyn. The Bulls have scored 100 or more points in each of their last seven meetings with the Nets (110.4 ppg). * The Bulls will clinch a playoff spot with a win tonight or a Miami loss versus the Wizards. A win would also mean the Bulls (40-41) avoid their first losing season since going 33-49 in 2007-08. * Chicago’s 122-75 win over […]

  • Bulls Game Notes For Monday vs. Orlando

    * The Bulls have won two of the first three meetings between these teams this season. Chicago is looking to win its season series against Orlando for the first time 2013-14 (the Magic won in 2015-16, 2-1, and they tied in 2014-15, 2-2). * Chicago ended its four-game road trip with a 107-106 loss at Brooklyn Saturday. It was the Bulls’ second loss of the season by one point (the other was January 17 vs. Dallas). * Jimmy Butler scored […]