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Cubs at White Sox Series Preview: Probables, How to Watch, More

The final two games between the Cubs and White Sox are about to get underway, here’s how to catch all the action.

Crosstown Classic Chicago Cubs White Sox series
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The Chicago White Sox will look to sweep their four-game season series in the Crosstown Cup against the Chicago Cubs this weekend at Guaranteed Rate Field.

The White Sox (22-22) took the first two games of the season series by scores of 3-1 and 4-3, earlier this month at Wrigley Field. The South Siders claimed the Crosstown Cup in 2021, winning the six-game series 5-1 with a three-game sweep on the North Side.

The Cubs (18-26) are coming off a four-game series split against the worst team in MLB: the Cincinnati Reds. The North Siders had won three straight for only the second time this season before losing 4-3 and 20-5 in Cincinnati. The Cubs have dropped six of their past nine games heading into the series against the White Sox.

The South Siders, who are favorites to win the AL Central, have struggled with consistency early on this season. The White Sox have only one winning streak of more than four games this campaign. They took three of six at the New York Yankees and against the Boston Red Sox this past week.

Injuries

Chicago Cubs

  • Seiya Suzuki: day-to-day (finger)
  • Yan Gomes: 10-Day IL (oblique)
  • Michael Rucker: 15-Day IL (turf toe)
  • Michael Hermosillo: 10-Day IL (COVID-19) 
  • Jason Heyward: 10-Day IL (undisclosed)
  • Sean Newcomb: 15-Day IL (ankle)
  • Nick Madrigal: 10-Day IL (low back)
  • Ethan Roberts: 10-Day IL (shoulder)
  • Clint Frazier: 10-Day IL (appendicitis)
  • Alec Mills: 10-Day IL (back)
  • Adbert Alzolay: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
  • Codi Heuer: 60-Day IL (elbow)
  • Brad Wieck: 60-Day IL (elbow)
  • David Bote: 60-Day IL (undisclosed)

Chicago White Sox 

  • Joe Kelly: 15-Day IL (hamstring) 
  • Luis Robert: 10-Day IL (COVID-19) 
  • Lance Lynn: 60-Day IL (knee) 
  • Garrett Crochet: 60-Day IL (elbow) 
  • Eloy Jimenez: 10-Day IL (hamstring)
  • Yermin Mercedes: 10-Day IL (hand) 
  • Jonathan Stiever: 60-Day IL (lat)

Probable Pitchers

Saturday: Keegan Thompson, RHP (4-0, 1.54 ERA, 1.00 WHIP) vs. Johnny Cueto, RHP (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP)

Sunday: Wade Miley, LHP (1-0, 3.38 ERA, 1.19 WHIP) vs. Dylan Cease, RHP (4-2, 4.24 ERA, 1.31 WHIP)

How to Watch

Saturday: 6:15 PM CT FOX

Sunday: 1:10 PM CT Marquee Sports Network, NBC Sports Chicago

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Brandon is a contributor for On Tap Sports Net covering the Chicago Blackhawks, Rockford IceHogs and Chicago Steel. He also covers the Blackhawks as an independent correspondent for NHL.com. Follow Brandon on Twitter @brandonmcain.

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