No matter what kind of season the White Sox are having one thing is certain, they are going to have success in interleague play. Heading into the series finale with the Cubs on Sunday the 2011 Sox are 5-1 in their six interleague series. The only series loss coming to the Washington Nationals last week. It might be time for the Sox to file a petition to switch to the National League.
Although the Cubs are just 1-4 against the South Siders this season, they easily could be 5-0. Every game has been extremely close and could have gone the other way. This was especially the case on Saturday as the Sox won 1-0. Matt Garza was brilliant going nine strong, but with no run support suffered a tough loss.
The Cubs will look to take at least one game of the series Sunday, with Rodrigo Lopez getting the start. Lopez is replacing Doug Davis in the starting rotation who was released earlier in the week. The Cubs righty is 0-2 on the season with a 5.40 ERA. Lopez has started twice against the White Sox in his career and has an ERA of 38.35.
Gavin Floyd gets the start Sunday in the series finale for the White Sox. Floyd is 6-7 on the season with an ERA of 4.19. The Cubs got their only win against the Sox this season with Gavin Floyd on the mound and have won all three times Floyd has started for the Sox.
The forecast at the time of first pitch is sunny skies with temps in the low 80's. First pitch is scheduled for 1:20 CST. The game can be seen on CSN and WGN.