Crosstown Cup Heads South; White Sox Play for Sweep Tonight

Chicago White Sox v Chicago Cubs

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In 2013, the Cubs swept their crosstown rivals. Now with just one game in the way, the White Sox look to do the same this year.

After three games of this four-game series completed, the Cubs have only managed four hits in each game.

According to MLB.com, first baseman Anthony Rizzo agrees. “We need to start hitting,” he said. “Four hits is not enough to win a ballgame at the big league level.”

After an emotional game Wednesday night surrounding calls by the umpire resulting in Rick Renteria’s ejection, the Cubs really need to calm down and focus on solid bat to ball connection in the final game.

As for defense, the first two games have been close to par. But after Travis Wood allowed Gordon Beckham a three-run homer and Paul Konerko a three-run double, the Cubs look to righty Jake Arrieta to improve the outcome.

After an excellent debut game at Wrigley against the Cardinals last week, retiring seven in a row and allowing only four hits on 82 pitches, Arrieta will attempt to continue this streak facing off with right-handed Scott Carroll on the South Side mound.

For the first time since May 2012, the White Sox have won three consecutive games against the Cubs. Unless the North Siders come ready to play, the Sox could secure their fourth.

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