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Cubs visit ChiSox for high-stakes series

(AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Many socially distanced Chicago baseball fans envisioned a dazzling encounter between the Cubs and host White Sox when the truncated schedule pitted the teams against each other for the final weekend of the regular season.

To be sure, a pair of postseason bubble-bound ballclubs will be meeting at Guaranteed Rate Field, but with the Cubs and White Sox losing a combined 11 of 13 games entering Friday, this arguably feels more like a time to exhale than exclaim.

The National League Central-leading Cubs (32-25) locked up a playoff berth Tuesday, but have lost three in a row and five of six while scoring two runs or fewer in each loss during that span. Their magic number to clinch the division is three.


AL Runs Scored
Rank Name R
1 T. Anderson, CWS44
2t J. Abreu, CWS43
2t J. Ramírez, Cle43
4t M. Trout, LAA40
4t L. Voit, NYY40
6t C. Biggio, Tor39
6t D. LeMahieu, NYY39
8t K. Lewis, Sea37
8t G. Springer, Hou37
10 W. Merrifield, KC36
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NL Runs Scored
Rank Name R
1 F. Freeman, Atl49
2 D. Swanson, Atl48
3 F. Tatis Jr., SD47
4 M. Betts, LAD45
5t R. Acuña Jr., Atl43
5t M. Machado, SD43
5t T. Turner, Was43
8t M. Conforto, NYM40
8t B. Harper, Phi40
8t T. Story, Col40
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