Series Preview: Cubs vs. White Sox (June 18-19)

The Cubs return home tonight, facing the rival White Sox in the beginning of a quick 2-game series.

The Games

  • Tuesday – 7:05 pm CDT: (NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score)
  • Wednesday – 7:05 pm CDT: (ABC 7 Chicago, 670 The Score)

The Pitchers

  • Tuesday – LHP Cole Hamels vs. RHP Ivan Nova
  • Wednesday – LHP Jon Lester vs. RHP Lucas Giolito

The Last Series

  • Cubs lost 3 games out of 4 against the Dodgers: (3-7, 3-5, 2-1, 2-3)
  • White Sox split series with Yankees 2-2: (5-4, 10-2, 4-8, 3-10)

Who’s Hot (White Sox)

  • Former-Cub OF Eloy Jimenez is 7-for-18 with 3 home runs and 8 RBI in his last 5 games.
  • 1B Jose Abreu is 11-for-21 in his last 5 games.
  • RHP Lucas Giolito, the Sox starter on Wednesday is 10-1 with a 2.22 ERA in 13 starts this season.

Important Injuries (White Sox)

  • 3B Yoan Moncada is day-to-day with upper back tightness. He should be available for the series.

Who’s Hot (Cubs)

  • 3B Kris Bryant has 2 home runs, hitting 5-for-15 in his last 5 games.
  • 1B Anthony Rizzo is  6-for-22 with 2 homers and 4 RBI in his last 6 games.

Important Injuries (Cubs)

  • RHP Carl Edwards Jr. is on the 10-Day IL with a left thoracic  strain. He will not be available for the series.
  • RHP Kyle Hendricks is on the 10-Day IL with right shoulder inflammation. He will miss a few starts.

Other Notes

  • After these 2 games against the White Sox at Wrigley, the Cubs play 2 in Guaranteed Rate Field July 6-7. The winner of the Crosstown Cup will be decided in that series.

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