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  • White Sox Game Notes For Friday vs. Kansas City

    Chicago took two of three at Detroit in their last series but has lost nine of its last 12 home games. The White Sox have scored at least five runs in four consecutive games for only the second time this season (five straight from June 22-27). Kansas City split a four-game set with Toronto but has gone just 4-11 (.267) in August so far, second-worst win percentage in MLB (Marlins – .143). Both the Royals and White Sox have struggled […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Thursday @ Pittsburgh

    The Pirates are 28-19 (.596) against the NL Central in 2018, the second-best record by any NL team against its own division this season (Braves vs. NL East, 40-19). This is on pace to be the Pirates best record against the NL Central since the division was formed in 1994. The Cubs are scoring 4.15 runs per game since the All-Star break, down from 5.12 runs per game prior to the All-Star game. The team’s decrease of 0.97 runs during […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Wednesday vs. Milwaukee

    *Despite yesterday’s 7-0 loss, the Cubs have gone 8-4 against the Brewers this season behind a pitching staff that has posted a 1.84 ERA in those 12 games. The Cubs’ 8-4 record versus Milwaukee is their best against any NL Central team despite hitting .209 as a team and scoring 3.0 runs per game, both their worst marks against any team in the division. *The Cubs have not lost a series at Wrigley Field since dropping a two-game set to […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Tuesday vs. Milwaukee

    The Cubs had won 11 of 13 meetings before getting shut out the last two in Milwaukee on June 12-13. In the only prior series at Wrigley Field this season, Chicago took four straight by a 9-2 margin. The Brewers are 4-7 in August and have gone 31-33 since going 19-8 in May. Milwaukee’s 7.16 ERA in August is the worst in baseball. Chicago has won six of its last nine games despite being outscored 42-35 over that stretch. They’ve […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Tuesday @ Detroit

    *For a period of just over three weeks, the Chicago White Sox have played considerably better on the road (5-3) than at Guaranteed Rate Field (3-9). *The Sox have hit at least one home run in 10 straight road games. The team’s last streak of 11 consecutive road games with a home run came in August 2010 (11 straight). *Speaking of home runs, the Detroit Tigers are starved for longballs. Their 94 HRs are the fewest in MLB. *The Tigers […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Monday @ Detroit

    After reeling off a season-high four-game winning streak in early August, the White Sox have dropped five of six, including their last two games against Cleveland. Over that six-game stretch of play, Chicago has batted .171 (35-for-205) as a team, while averaging 2.5 runs per game. The Tigers took two of three from the Twins in their most recent series, after losing all six games on a road trip through Oakland and Los Angeles. Since August 1, the Tigers have […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Sunday vs. Cleveland

    *After splitting the first two games of this series, the White Sox will look to avoid their ninth straight winless series against the Indians. That’s tied for the longest active streak in baseball. With a loss, the White Sox will have gone nine straight series without a series win against the Indians for the first time since losing/splitting 10 straight from May 1949 to August 1950. *In August, White Sox hitters have struck out 119 times (most in MLB); Indians hitters […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Friday vs. Cleveland

    The Indians have gone 8-2 against the White Sox this season, averaging 6.1 runs per game with a .298 batting average, while the White Sox have hit .191 and scored 2.5 runs per game. That .191 team batting average is the second-lowest in MLB by a team against any single opponent this season (min. 10 games). White Sox catchers Omar Narvaez and Kevan Smith have combined to hit .314 with a .379 OBP since May 24, when Wellington Castillo was […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Friday vs. Washington

    Since the franchise moved to Washington in 2005, the Nationals and Cubs have gone 46-46 against each other (including postseason). The teams have also split the 44 games played at Wrigley Field during that period (including postseason). Since the All-Star break, Washington leads the NL in: runs per game (5.79), on-base percentage (.363), slugging percentage (.476), OPS (.839) and extra base hits (71). The Nationals have also recorded the fewest strikeouts at the plate in the NL (136) post All-Star […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Wednesday @ Kansas City

    *Kansas City has scored over 40 percent of its runs in 2018 with two outs. The Cubs, on the other hand, have allowed over 45 percent of their runs with two outs. It will be interesting to see if Jose Quintana and the Cubs’ staff can close out innings once they have two outs. *Jason Heyward hits for a significantly higher average with runners on base (.354) as opposed to when the bases are empty (.220). That spread is the […]