Crosstown Classic

What to know ahead of the White Sox vs. Cubs Crosstown Classic series

The Cubs and White Sox face off again with another two-game slate this week

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The second half of the Crosstown Classic series between the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs starts Tuesday, August 15. The Cubs lead the series, 2-0, after sweeping the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 14 and 15.

Here are the projected pitching matchups for both games this week.

Game 1: Touki Toussaint (CWS) vs. Kyle Hendricks (CHC)
Game 2: Mike Clevinger (CWS) vs. Undecided (CHC)

The all-time record between both teams is 73-67, with the White Sox owning six games over the Cubs.

Other facts to know about the series: the Crosstown Cup was created in 2010; the White Sox won the first three cups before the Cubs took it in 2013; the White Sox currently hold the cup after winning 3-1 last season; the White Sox won the cup in 2016 during the Cubs World Series run and the Cubs won the cup in 2005 during the White Sox World Series run.

Crosstown coverage gets underway Tuesday and Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. CT with special, on-site editions of White Sox Pregame Live presented by The Village of Bedford Park featuring veteran host/White Sox expert Chuck Garfien, White Sox 2005 World Series Championship manager/NBC Sports Chicago analyst Ozzie Guillen, and former White Sox second baseman/NBC Sports Chicago analyst Gordon Beckham.

Among the segment highlights on Tuesday’s show will include a “Greatest Crosstown Moments” flashback as Ozzie and Beckham take a look back at their favorite Wrigley Field Crosstown memories.

Live game coverage on both nights begins at 7:00 p.m., featuring the always-entertaining tandem of Jason Benetti and Steve Stone delivering the game call. Immediately following both games, viewers can look forward to Subaru White Sox Postgame Live as Garfien, Guillen, and Beckham will provide a complete game recap/analysis, plus, live postgame press conferences featuring managers from both teams and player interviews.

In addition, NBC Sports Chicago’s Round 2 “Crosstown Series” coverage will include the return of the network’s “Drone Cam.” The network first employed the “Drone Cam” (DJI Mavic 3 Pro) last month for the White Sox-Cubs crosstown battle at Guaranteed Rate Field. The “Drone Cam” will provide viewers with stunning aerial shots of Wrigley Field during the game, shots in and outside of the ballpark during pregame, and much more.

NBC Sports Chicago will live stream every Crosstown game, including Pregame and Postgame Live coverage, on the “NBC Sports” app to authenticated NBC Sports Chicago subscribers. If you do not have cable, NBC Sports Chicago is included on FuboTVYouTube TVHulu and DirectTV stream.

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