Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

MLB 2019 Game #8: White Sox vs. Cubs

White Sox left fielder Eloy Jimenez celebrates his ninth-inning two-run homer off of Cubs reliever Pedro Strop.

On paper, tonight's pitching matchup looks fantastic. Arguably the best hurler in baseball will take the mound for the Chicago White Sox (35-36, .493) against the Chicago Cubs (39-33, .542). White Sox righty, Lucas Giolito (10-1, 2.22 ERA), will oppose Cubs lefty, Jon Lester (5-5, 4.08 ERA).

This evening, the White Sox will attempt to sweep the brief two-game series against their crosstown rivals. Last night, the South Siders rallied late to defeat the North Siders, 3-1. Following tonight's game, the two teams will meet again on Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7 at Guaranteed Rate Field.

FUN FACT: Not much time has passed since my last Cubs/Sox game. That game was played on Saturday, September 22 on the South Side. Who were the two starting pitchers that evening? The same two as tonight: Jon Lester and Lucas Giolito. The Cubs beat the White Sox, 8-3.

Photo: Paul Beaty / AP

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