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  • Cubs Game Notes For Friday vs. Cincinnati

    * After going 17-40 against the Cubs from 2015-2017, the Reds are 6-3 against the North Siders in 2018. Cincinnati swept a four-game series against the Cubs the last time these two clubs met on June 21-24; this was the Reds first four-game sweep of the Cubs since 1983. * The Cubs are on a season-high six-game win streak and have won 11 of their last 13 games at Wrigley Field. Over the team’s last 10 games (since June 24), […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Thursday at Houston

    * The Astros swept the White Sox earlier this season on the road outscoring Chicago 27-2. It was Houston’s third-largest run differential in a three-game span against a single opponent in franchise history. * The White Sox lost two of three against the Reds in Cincinnati. Chicago is 14-29 (.326) away from Guarantee Rate Field this season, tied with Kansas City for the second-worst record on the road this season (Baltimore, 12-32). * The Astros swept the Rangers in a […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Wednesday vs. Detroit

    *The Chicago Cubs are supposed to be struggling offensively with Kris Bryant sidelined, right? Not so much. Bryant has missed the team’s last 10 games, but the Cubs offense has hit its stride without him with 74 runs in last 10 games, the most runs & most runs/game by any team since June 23, 7 straight games with 5+ runs & 10+ hits entering Wed. *At 34 years old, Francisco Liriano has apparently found a Fountain of Youth, as shown by […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Tuesday @ Cincinnati

    * The Reds have been the best team in baseball in interleague play this season with a 7-1 record. From 2014-17, the Reds went 29-58 (.333) in interleague play. That was MLB’s worst record in that four-year span. * Since entering MLB in 2014, Jose Abreu has established himself as one of the best hitters in baseball. Abreu left Monday’s game after fouling a ball off his ankle, and is day-to-day. He has spent just 15 days on the disabled list […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Tuesday @ Cincinnati

    * The White Sox and Reds have not played since 2015, when Chicago took two of three, which included a walk-off single from Gordon Beckham against Aroldis Chapman. * Chicago has lost three of four since registering their second three-game winning streak of the season. After scoring 10-plus runs six times in their first 83 games, the South Siders have done so twice in their last seven contests. * Cincinnati has gone 11-3 (.785) since June 17 following a 25-45 […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Friday @ Texas

    * The White Sox and Rangers will meet for the second series of 2018, after Texas took three of four in Chicago. The White Sox scored 12 runs in their one win, but put up just five combined runs in the other three games. * The White Sox have won four of their last six following an eight-game losing streak. They managed at least 10 hits in five of those six games after getting to 10 hits in just five […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Friday vs. Minnesota

    * The Twins’ .226 batting average in June ranks 24th in MLB, but their 55 doubles this month is the most by an American League team. They have been held to two or fewer runs in 11 games this month, tying them with the Cubs and Padres for fourth-highest in MLB. * The Cubs went 2-6 during their road trip and allowed 49 runs in these games, their most in an eight-game span this season.  They scored 20 runs in […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Thursday vs. Minnesota

    * The White Sox will look to even the season series with a victory over the Twins today trailing 6-5 so far this year.  A win today would give the South Siders a season-long four-game winning streak, and this would be their first sweep of a series containing at least three games in 2018. * Lucas Giolito has been strong in both of his starts against Minnesota this year. He hasn’t allowed a home run in either start, and his ERA […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Tuesday vs. Minnesota

    * The Twins have won six of nine games against the White Sox this year, outscoring them by over one run per game (4.89 to 3.56). Batting averages have been similar overall – Minnesota is hitting .241 to Chicago’s .224 – but the Twins have hit extremely well with runners in scoring positions (.307 to White Sox’s .246). * Minnesota has gone 14-20 (.412) on the road in 2018, and have gone 4-9 away from home since May 13. The […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Tuesday @ LA Dodgers

    * When the Dodgers score first, they are much more likely to win. Their 4-25 (.138) record when allowing the first run in a game is the worst in baseball. * Among qualified pitchers, Jon Lester’s improvement in ERA this season(2.10 down from 4.33), compared to last season, is the largest in baseball. * Ross Stripling’s 7.73 strikeout-to-walk ratio ranks second in MLB among pitchers who have thrown at least 70 innings this season. Corey Kluber leads at 9.42. * […]