5/20 Intracity Interleague notes
* The Cubs won nine of 10 from the White Sox from July 2, 2006-June 22, 2008, but have lost 18 of the last 24 games against them. The White Sox sweep, completed Sunday with a 6-0 win, was their first at Wrigley Field since June 11-13, 1999.
* Alfonso Soriano is batting .311 with six doubles, three homers and 11 RBIs in 16 May games.
* Paul Maholm took the loss, but he has thrown six or more innings in six straight starts for the first time since a stretch of seven in a row, May 15-June 18, 2010.
“Before the last inning, he made three bad pitches and other than that it was as good a stuff as he’s had all year long,” Dale Sveum said. “That was too bad.”
Those three bad pitches resulted in White Sox home runs.
* The Cubs went 0-for-the homestand. The last time that happened for at least five games was June 13-18, 2006, when they went 0-6 against the Astros and Tigers.
– Carrie Muskat