The Cubs come into the Crosstown Classic fresh off a playoff type series against the Yankees. Although the Bronx Bombers did take two of three in the series, it was a very competitive series in front of the biggest crowds of the year at Wrigley Field. The atmosphere won't change much as the Cubs head to U.S. Cellular Field to open up a series with the White Sox.
Gavin Floyd gets the start in game one for the White Sox. Floyd has pitched well for the Sox this season. Coming into Monday's start he has a 6-6 record and an ERA of 3.94. The Sox righty has been awesome in his Interleague starts. Floyd is 5-2 with an ERA of 1.71 in 11 previous starts.
Carlos Zambrano will make the start for the Cubs Monday. This will be Zambrano's first start at the Cell since last years explosion in the dugout which resulted in a suspension and anger management. Zambrano (5-4) has struggled recently and hasn't faired well against the White Sox. In his last three starts against the White Sox, Zambrano is 0-2 with an ERA of 7.43.
The forecast at the time of first pitch is temps in the 70's with a chance of storms. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 CST. The game can be seen on WCIU and CSN.