|CHI WHITE SOX ( NOESI )|
CHICAGO CUBS ( JACKSON )
|925||CHI WHITE SOX||+110||Ov 7,+105||+120||Ov 7,-115|
|926||CHICAGO CUBS||-120||Un 7,-125||-130||Un 7,-105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||12-13||+1||14-10||4.6||0.249||0.319||5.4||0.267||0.350|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-0.2||2-5||3.3||0.214||0.292||4.3||0.229||0.302|
|vs Right-handed Starters||7-15||-6.7||11-10||3.6||0.223||0.284||4.2||0.258||0.323|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+2.9||3-4||4.1||0.237||0.311||2.9||0.223||0.283|
|4/22/2014||LEESMAN(L)||@ DETROIT||VERLANDER(R)||6-8||L||220||8.5 ov||O||13||9||2||15||10||0|
|4/23/2014||RIENZO(R)||@ DETROIT||SMYLY(L)||6-4||W||175||8.5 un||O||10||3||0||6||4||0|
|4/24/2014||QUINTANA(L)||@ DETROIT||SCHERZER(R)||4-7||L||190||7.5 un||O||11||8||0||13||7||1|
|4/25/2014||JOHNSON(R)||TAMPA BAY||ARCHER(R)||9-6||W||+125||8.5 un||O||12||4||0||10||11||0|
|4/26/2014||DANKS(L)||TAMPA BAY||RAMOS(L)||0-4||L||+100||8.5 un||U||5||7||1||9||10||0|
|4/27/2014||CARROLL(R)||TAMPA BAY||PRICE(L)||9-2||W||+150||8 ev||O||11||5||1||7||6||4|
|4/28/2014||RIENZO(R)||TAMPA BAY||ODORIZZI(R)||7-3||W||+120||9 un||O||12||9||2||7||8||1|
|5/2/2014||DANKS(L)||@ CLEVELAND||SALAZAR(R)||5-12||L||135||8.5 un||O||10||8||2||13||7||2|
|5/3/2014||CARROLL(R)||@ CLEVELAND||MASTERSON(R)||0-2||L||155||8.5 ev||U||5||6||2||5||5||2|
|5/4/2014||RIENZO(R)||@ CLEVELAND||KLUBER(R)||4-3||W||140||8.5 un||U||4||3||0||9||12||0|
|5/5/2014||QUINTANA(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||SAMARDZIJA(R)||3-1||W||115||6.5 un||U||6||8||0||4||7||2|
|5/6/2014||NOESI(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)|| |
|5/7/2014||DANKS(L)||CHICAGO CUBS||WOOD(L)|| |
|5/8/2014||CARROLL(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||ARRIETA(R)|| |
|5/12/2014||DANKS(L)||@ OAKLAND||CHAVEZ(R)|| |
|5/13/2014|| ||@ OAKLAND|| || |
|4/25/2014||VILLANUEVA(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||GARZA(R)||2-5||L||160||8 un||U||5||4||1||12||9||0|
|4/26/2014||WOOD(L)||@ MILWAUKEE||ESTRADA(R)||3-5||L||150||7.5 ov||O||4||1||0||8||6||0|
|4/27/2014||HAMMEL(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||PERALTA(R)||4-0||W||135||7.5 un||U||9||5||2||3||5||0|
|4/29/2014||SAMARDZIJA(R)||@ CINCINNATI||SIMON(R)||2-3||L||120||7.5 un||U||8||8||0||11||11||0|
|4/30/2014||JACKSON(R)||@ CINCINNATI||CINGRANI(L)||9-4||W||170||7.5 un||O||13||11||0||7||5||2|
|5/2/2014||WOOD(L)||ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)||6-5||W||+150||8 un||O||12||6||1||8||4||0|
|5/3/2014||ARRIETA(R)||ST LOUIS||WACHA(R)||3-0||W||+165||8 un||U||6||6||0||7||8||0|
|5/4/2014||HAMMEL(R)||ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)||4-5||L||+120||7 un||O||5||8||0||11||7||1|
|5/5/2014||SAMARDZIJA(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)||1-3||L||-125||6.5 un||U||4||7||2||6||8||0|
|5/6/2014||JACKSON(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||NOESI(R)|| |
|5/7/2014||WOOD(L)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||DANKS(L)|| |
|5/8/2014||ARRIETA(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||CARROLL(R)|| |
|5/9/2014||HAMMEL(R)||@ ATLANTA||TEHERAN(R)|| |
|5/10/2014||SAMARDZIJA(R)||@ ATLANTA||SANTANA(R)|| |
|5/11/2014||JACKSON(R)||@ ATLANTA||WOOD(L)|| |
|5/12/2014||WOOD(L)||@ ST LOUIS|| || |
|5/13/2014|| ||@ ST LOUIS|| || |
|CHI WHITE SOX: CHICAGO (AP) - From rock bottom last season to contention this year? The Chicago White Sox see no reason why it can't happen.|
They're ready to put last season's 99-loss wreck behind them and make a jump at least back to respectability, if not a run at the AL Central title.
They see a team with solid pitching, a new slugger in Jose Abreu and renewed vigor. Now, all they have to do is back it up.
''You have to pitch, you have to hit, you have to score,'' said manager Robin Ventura, entering his third season. ''You have to play defense. You have to do all of them in our division. Detroit has won it the last few years. They have a combination of everything. Unless you do that, you're not going to be close. We proved that last year.''
They had the pitching part down last season. The rest? Well, that's where things got dicey.
|CHICAGO CUBS: CHICAGO (AP) - Wrigley Field is decked out for the party of a century.|
As for the Chicago Cubs?
It looks like there won't be much to celebrate this season other than their ballpark's 100th anniversary. As Wrigley hits a milestone, the Cubs remain in a rebuilding mode, hoping to avoid their fifth straight losing season.
They have a new manager in Rick Renteria. Their outlook looks about the same, though.
It's all about the future, the prized prospects in the system, no matter how painful that might be to the players in uniform at the major league level. More lumps appear to be in store for the Cubs as they enter their third year with Theo Epstein as president of baseball operations.
''The objective is to win as many games as possible, be the last man standing and bring a championship to the city of Chicago,'' pitcher Edwin Jackson said. ''The motivation is still the same. The message is still the same. We want to go out and win. We don't want to go out and be a pushover.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (CHI WHITE SOX-CHICAGO CUBS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*White Sox-Cubs Preview* ========================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
Chicago (15-17) at Chicago (11-18), 8:05 p.m. EDT
With their slide against the crosstown rival Cubs in the past, the Chicago White Sox can focus on recording their longest winning stretch of the season.
After outlasting the North Siders in the first of four straight meetings, the White Sox try for a third consecutive victory Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.
The White Sox (16-17) were outscored 32-8 while losing all four games to the Cubs last season, and struggled offensively Monday before pulling out a 3-1, 12-inning win. Marcus Semien had two hits, including a tiebreaking double in the 12th to help the White Sox to their second straight victory after losing four in a row.
Jose Quintana didn't allow a hit until the sixth when his mound counterpart Jeff Samardzija doubled then later scored on a sacrifice fly.
The teams combined for 10 hits, four by the Cubs (11-19), who have lost two in a row since winning a season-high three straight.
"For us, every series is important, and every first game of a series is important, and it just so happens we're playing the White Sox, which is a nice crosstown rival," Cubs manager Rick Renteria told the team's official website.
Jose Abreu, the AL's player and rookie of the month for April, went 0 for 2 with a sacrifice fly in his first game at Wrigley. The slugging first baseman has 12 homers and 35 RBIs in 33 games, but is 1 for 10 with a home run in the last three.
Teammate Alexei Ramirez, who got his 1,000th hit Monday, has gone 1 for 13 with five strikeouts in the last three to drop his average to .328. He's 0 for 17 against scheduled Cubs starter and ex-White Sox right-hander Edwin Jackson (2-2, 5.24).
The veteran has won two of three despite allowing four runs in 5 2-3 innings of a 9-4 victory at Cincinnati on Wednesday.
"It's all about executing pitches," Jackson said. "If you execute your pitches, you don't have to worry about the consequences."
Jackson will face the White Sox for the first time since he spent part of 2010 and all of 2011 with them. He's 1-4 with a 6.60 ERA in eight starts against the White Sox, but has not faced the South Siders since 2009 while with Detroit.
He'll be opposed by Hector Noesi (0-2, 11.12), who allowed all four of his runs in the fourth and never made it out of the inning during Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Tigers in his first start since the White Sox claimed him off waivers from Texas on April 25.
"He just kind of fell behind a couple of guys, made some mistakes in that inning and kind of compounded on us," catcher Tyler Flowers told the White Sox's official website after Noesi made his first start since May 16. "But I definitely like his arm. I think he's a very talented pitcher."
The right-hander's only previous appearance against the Cubs came in 2011, when he pitched a scoreless inning of relief for the New York Yankees at Wrigley.
Anthony Rizzo was 4 for 7 with three homers and six RBIs during the Cubs' three-game winning streak, but is 2 for 8 in the last two and batting .227 (5 for 22) in five against the White Sox.
|Last Updated: 9/2/2014 11:06:05 AM EST|