White Sox are too much for Cubs in first round of Crosstown ClassicVincent Pariseon May 5, 2022 at 11:00 am

The Chicago White Sox are the better of the two Chicago Baseball teams but that doesn’t ever mean much when it comes to the Crosstown Classic. This rivalry series can go either way as each team always brings their best when it happens.

The Chicago Cubs are a bad team just hoping to get through this season with a clear direction. The White Sox are supposed to be World Series contenders but they haven’t had the start that everyone hoped for. Each team was hoping that this series would swing the direction of their seasons.

The White Sox swept the Cubs in this round at Wrigley Field. They are now 11-13 after the sweep and need to keep the winning steak alive as they move forward. It was a very well played series for them as they needed it badly.

The first game wasn’t fair for either team. The weather was as cold, misty, and windy as you could possibly play a Major League Baseball game in. The White Sox pulled out a big win thanks to some clutch hitting along with dominant pitching performances from Michael Kopech and his bullpen.

In game two, it was more of the same minus the dreadful weather. It wasn’t warm by any means but it didn’t have any of the slop that they dealt with in game one. Lucas Giolito faced Kyle Hendricks on the mound.

Giolito pitched outstanding once again. However, he did make two mistake pitches that were hit a very long way. As a result, the White Sox had to make a big comeback from being down 3-1. As the game went on, they score three unanswered runs and pulled out the 4-3 victory.

The Chicago White Sox are significantly better than the Chicago Cubs right now.

The White Sox now lead the all-time series 72-64. They have won seven out of their last eight games against the Cubs as well. Chicago is known for being a bit more of a Cubs town but it doesn’t really make sense why. It certainly isn’t because of better play in their history.

Each team is going to go their separate way now hoping to get things really going for the rest of the season. The White Sox have an off day on Thursday before heading to Fenway Park to take on the Boston Red Sox. Although they had a rough April, they believe that they will be a playoff team. We can only hope that they pull through.

Meanwhile, the Cubs have an off day as well before hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers. It is going to be a tough year for them with the roster that they have. They have to make some big decisions in the coming months and those will heavily influence their future.

As mentioned before, these two teams will meet two more times at Guaranteed Rate Field. However, the White Sox get to keep the Crosstown Cup because they at worst can tie the season series and the tiebreaker is whoever had it the year prior. This was a huge win for them.

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