Series Preview: Cubs vs. White Sox (July 6-7)

The Cubs look to win the Crosstown Cup this weekend.

The Games

  • Saturday – 6:15 pm CDT: (FOX, 670 The Score)
  • Sunday – 1:10 pm CDT: (NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score)

The Pitchers

  • Saturday – LHP Jon Lester vs. RHP Lucas Giolito
  • Sunday – RHP Kyle Hendricks vs. RHP Ivan Nova

The Last Series

  • Cubs lost 3 out of 4 in Pittsburgh: (5-18, 1-5, 5-6, 11-3)
  • White Sox won 2 out of 3 against Detroit: (7-5, 9-6, 5-11)

Who’s Hot (White Sox)

  • 3B Yoan Moncada is 8-for-21 with 3 home runs and 5 RBI in his last 5 games.
  • RF Ryan Cordell is 4-for-15 with 2 homers and 5 RBI in his last 5 games.

Important Injuries (White Sox)

  • SS Tim Anderson is on the 10-day IL with a right ankle sprain. He’s out for the series.
  • Former-Cub, C Wellington Castillo is on the 10-day IL with a left oblique strain. He’s out for the series.

Who’s Hot (Cubs)

  • SS Javy Baez is 8-for-25 with 3 homers and 8 RBI in his last 6 games.
  • C Victor Caratini is 3-for-8 with 2 home runs and 5 RBI in his last 2 games.
  • 3B Kris Bryant is 9-for-22 in his last 5 games.

Important Injuries (Cubs)

  • LHP Cole Hamels is on the 10-day IL with a left oblique strain. He’s out for the series.
  • RHP Carl Edwards Jr. is on the 10-day IL with a left thoracic strain. He’s likely not available for the series.

Other Notes

  • Former-Cub Dylan Cease is now on the White Sox current roster.
  • The Cubs split the first 2 games at Wrigley on June 18th and 19th. The Crosstown Cup will be decided on Sunday, either ending in a tie or win for one side.

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