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

The Crosstown Cup series between the Cubs and White Sox starts with a two-game set Tuesday at Wrigley Field.
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The Crosstown Cup series will begin with a two-game set between the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox on Tuesday at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs (9-13) and Marcus Stroman defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 on Sunday to avoid being swept by their NL Central rivals. David Ross' group has struggled offensively, scoring only one run a game in four of their past six games. It's no surprise the Cubs have slipped lately thanks to road back-to-back series against the reigning World Series champion Atlanta Braves and NL Central champion Brewers.

The White Sox (9-13) and Dylan Cease shut out the Angels 3-0 on Monday at home for a four-game series split. Tony La Russa's team looks to have shaken off their rough patch from mid-April, when they dropped eight straight.

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Injuries

Chicago White Sox: Andrew Vaughn: day-to-day (hand), Eloy Jimenez: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Yermin Mercedes: 10-Day IL (hand), Lance Lynn: 10-Day IL (knee), Joe Kelly: 10-Day IL (biceps), Garrett Crochet: 10-Day IL (elbow), Yoan Moncada: 10-Day IL (oblique), Jonathan Stiever: 60-Day IL (lat)

Chicago Cubs: Ethan Roberts: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Clint Fraizer: 10-Day IL (appendicitis), Alec Mills: 10-Day IL (back), Andrelton Simmons: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Wade Miley: 10-Day IL (elbow), Adbert Alzolay: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Codi Heuer: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brad Wieck: 60-Day IL (elbow), David Bote: 60-Day IL (undisclosed)

Probable Pitchers

Tuesday: Michael Kopech, RHP (0-0, 1.42 ERA, 0.95 WHIP) vs. Drew Smyly, LHP (1-2, 2.79 ERA, 1.09 WHIP)

Wednesday: Lucas Giolito, RHP (0-1, 2.57 ERA, 1.29 WHIP) vs. Kyle Hendricks, RHP (1-2, 5.47 ERA, 1.50 WHIP)

How to Watch

Tuesday: 6:40 PM; Marquee Sports Network, NBC Sports Chicago

Wednesday: 6:40 PM; Marquee Sports Network, NBC Sports Chicago