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  • Cubs Game Notes For Friday vs. Arizona

    The Cubs have shut out their opponent in two straight games and four of the last eight. That’s the most shutouts they’ve had in an eight-game span since 1972. Chicago pitchers have a 1.50 ERA in the past eight games after posting a 7.51 ERA through the first nine of the season. Arizona has won four in a row, its longest winning streak since last year’s All-Star break. A win Friday would assure the Diamondbacks of being above .500 through […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Tuesday vs. Kansas City

    *The Royals lead MLB with 20 stolen bases, but the Sox have a higher success rate, stealing 13 bags in 16 chances. That 81.3 percent success rate is the eighth highest in MLB. Kansas City has successfully stolen a base on 74.1 percent of its attempts. *Tim Anderson’s .453 batting average is the best by a Sox player in his first 13 games of the season since Shoeless Joe Jackson hit .481 for the 1919 “Black Sox” (minimum 50 AB). […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Monday vs. Kansas City

    After losing 10 straight games, the Royals swept the Indians in a three-game series. Kansas City has gone eight consecutive games without committing an error, the longest such streak by any team this season. The White Sox won two out of three games on the road against the Yankees. Chicago has a 4-4 record with a +4-run differential on the road this season, compared to 1-5 mark with a -29-run differential at home – only the Orioles (-31) have a […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Monday @ Miami

    The Cubs took five of seven games from the Marlins last season. That is the most wins by either team in a season series since Miami swept Chicago (6-0) in 2007. On March 30, 2018, the Marlins won a 17-inning game against the visiting Cubs, 2-1, the longest game in Marlins Park history. The Cubs split a weather-shortened two-game series with the Angels in Chicago. The Cubs left a season-high 11 runners on base in a failed comeback in the […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Monday vs. Pittsburgh

    ➢ Pittsburgh swept a four-game series against Cincinnati, having double-digit hits in three of those games. The Pirates averaged 4.3 runs against the Reds after averaging 4.3 runs in their first four games of the season, but hit .293 in their last four compared to .207 in their first four games.   ➢ The Cubs are 2-7 despite scoring 62 runs this season. They are one of four teams to score at least 60 runs through nine games of the […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Monday vs. Tampa Bay

    *How good has Tampa Bay Rays pitching been at the outset of the 2019 season? In eight of 10 games, Tampa Bay has allowed two runs or fewer; only three other teams have done so in the last 40 years (only two others since 1982). *Rays starters have an otherworldly 1.62 ERA (nine earned runs in 50.0 innings) and have a streak of 31 straight scoreless frames. Overall, Tampa Bay has owned the first inning in 2019 giving up only […]

  • Bulls Game Notes For Saturday vs. Philadelphia

    ➢ The 76ers are one win shy of their second straight 50-win season. The last time the 76ers won 50 games in consecutive seasons was from 1979-80 to 1985-86, when the team did so in seven straight seasons. ➢ The Bulls snapped a five-game losing streak with a 115-114 win over Washington on Wednesday. Chicago has allowed at least 100 points in 27 straight games, tied for the third-longest streak in franchise history. ➢ Joel Embiid has recorded a double-double […]

  • Blackhawks Game Notes For Friday vs. Dallas

    The Stars have won each of the last three road games against the Blackhawks, including a 4-3 victory on February 24. Chicago won on March 9, 2-1, with all three of the goals coming in the first period. ➢ Chicago’s season will end short of the playoffs for the second consecutive season, as the Hawks failed to reach 40 wins again this year. They haven’t had back-to-back seasons with fewer than 40 wins since 2005-06 (26 wins) and 2006-07 (31 […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Friday @ Milwaukee

    ➢ The Cubs lost to the Braves, 9-4, in Atlanta last night, and have now lost five in a row after winning their season opener. It’s just the sixth losing streak of at least five games for the Cubs under Joe Maddon – they have just one losing streak of six games since he was hired, in May 2017. ➢ The Brewers beat the Reds, 1-0, in Cincinnati on Wednesday, completing a three-game sweep and extending their winning streak to […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Friday vs. Seattle

    ➢ The Mariners went 23-9 (.719) against the AL Central last season, their second-best record ever against that division (31-10, .756 in 2001). ➢ Yusei Kikuchi is the first pitcher in Mariners franchise history to allow four or fewer hits and one or fewer walks in each of his first two major league starts. ➢ Domingo Santana’s 11 RBI are tied with David Segui(1998) for the second most by a Mariners player in his first eight games with the team, […]

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