Chicago Cubs (33-25, first in the NL Central) vs. Chicago White Sox (34-24, third in the AL Central)
Chicago; Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Chicago: Jon Lester (3-2, 4.40 ERA) Chicago: Dane Dunning (2-0, 3.19 ERA)
LINE: White Sox favoured by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Yu Darvish. Darvish went seven innings, surrendering zero runs on three hits with five strikeouts against Chicago.
The White Sox are 17-11 in home games. Chicago has hit 92 combined home runs this season, most in the American League. Jose Abreu leads the team with 19 homers.
The Cubs have gone 14-11 away from home. The Chicago pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 3.82. Yu Darvish leads the team with a 2.01 earned run average.
TOP PERFORMERS: Abreu leads the White Sox with 33 extra base hits and is batting .319.
Willson Contreras ranks second on the Cubs with 46 hits and is batting .249.
INJURIES: White Sox: Jimmy Lambert: (forearm), Eloy Jimenez: (foot), Leury Garcia: (thumb).
Cubs: Brad Wieck: (hamstring), Rowan Wick: (oblique), Manuel Rodriguez: (bicep), James Norwood: (right shoulder), Tyler Chatwood: (right elbow), Ian Happ: (ankle), Ildemaro Vargas: (hamstring), Daniel Descalso: (ankle), Kris Bryant: (oblique).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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