Here we go, The Cubs and Sox are ready to tangle for the first of 4 games this season with the first 2 at Wrigley Field. The Cubs come home after a dismal 2-5 roadtrip. The White Sox actually have played pretty well as of late splitting 4 games with the Yankees and Splitting their brief 2-game series with the Nationals. White Sox fans you can brag about this, The teams have played 118 regular-season games against each other and the Sox have the better record: 60-58. Overall the White Sox are 34-36, the Cubs are 39-32 (1/2 game out of first place in the NL Central)
Tuesday, June 18, Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox, 7:05 p.m.
Pregame: Wintrust Crosstown Series pregame festivities and trivia event with Hall of Famers Harold Baines and Lee Smith at Gallagher Way
First pitch: Cubs and White Sox Hall of Famers Lee Smith and Harold Baines
First pitch and 7th inning stretch: Musician and Chicago native Tom Morello
Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago
The Cubs and White Sox in partnership with Wintrust Financial Corporation announced a multiyear sponsorship of the Crosstown Series now officially named the “Wintrust Crosstown Series.” As part of the partnership, the two teams and Wintrust will host pregame festivities ahead of the June 18-19 games with Hall of Famers Harold Baines and Lee Smith. On June 18, fans also are encouraged to stop by Gallagher Way ahead of the first game at 5 p.m. to test their Wintrust Crosstown Series trivia skills against Baines and Smith. Fans who are selected to participate in trivia and get the answer correct will be entered into a random drawing. The winner of the random drawing will win two tickets to all four Wintrust Crosstown Series games with The W Club access for June 18-19 and Goose Island seats for July 6-7, the opportunity to throw the first pitch at the June 18 Cubs-White Sox game, a lineup card exchange experience at the July 6 White Sox-Cubs game and a signed baseball from Baines and Smith. Before the June 19 game, the Wintrust Crosstown Series pregame festivities will include an autograph signing with Smith, a live performance by Nick Bell Band, photo opportunities and more.
Ivan Nova RHP 356.28 ERA51 SO
With a team off-day on Monday, the White Sox will skip Manny Banuelos and go with Nova on regular rest to open the two-game set against the Cubs. Nova has a 3-1 record with a 5.13 ERA lifetime in five starts at Wrigley Field.
Cole Hamels LHP 622.98 ERA83 SO
Hamels is coming off seven shutout innings in Colorado, where he struck out nine and walked one. The lefty has a 0.00 ERA over his last three turns, with one unearned run in 22 innings. Hamels has 23 strikeouts, four walks and a .381 opponents’ OPS in that span.
Wednesday, June 19, Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox, 7:05 p.m.
Pregame: Wintrust Crosstown Series pregame festivities and autograph signing with Hall of Famer Lee Smith at Gallagher Way
First pitch: Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson
First pitch: Liverpool Football Club alumni Ian Rush
Pitching Matchup for Wednesday Night’s Game:
Lucas Giolito RHP 1012.22 ERA95 SO
Giolito has won eight straight starts and is 9-0 over his last 11 trips to the mound after shutting down the Yankees on Friday. Giolito has a 0.94 ERA with 65 strikeouts over 57 1/3 innings during the eight-start win streak.
Jon Lester LHP 554.08 ERA69 SO
Lester gave up six runs (via three two-run homers) in a five-inning loss to the Dodgers on Thursday. The lefty has a 7.59 ERA in his last six outings. In 17 career games against the White Sox, Lester is 9-6 with a 4.13 ERA.

WCCQ’s Carol McGowan will be hosting a Cubs vs Sox Budweiser Viewing Party Wednesday night from 7pm-10pm @

  • The Library bar is located at 131 E. Marsile in Bourbonnais.
  • Join WCCQ and Bud Light in The Library Bar in Bourbonnais this Wednesday (6/19)!

  • We will be broadcasting live from 7-10pm and giving away a pair of tickets to The Windy City Smokeout!

  • The Windy City Smokeout is a bbq, beer and country music festival in Chicago going on from July 12-14th.

  • Headliners include Chris Young, Old Dominion, Eli Young Band, and many more!

  • PLUS while we’re there we’ll be giving away Bud Swag and there will be $1.75 Bud family beers!

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