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* Scott Feldman improved to 4-1 with a 1.64 ERA in five career starts at Wrigley Field. He’s 5-1 in his last seven starts after opening the season 0-3.

“He was able to get through it and manage innings and make big pitches when he had to,” Dale Sveum said. “That’s one thing that he seems to do is get in a little bit of trouble, and you see the wheels come off and, bam, here’s the good stuff and the location in big situations.”

* The Cubs have won three in a row, and seem to be playing better baseball after Sunday’s come from behind win over the Reds.

“All of a sudden, it seems like everybody is having good at-bats and everybody is contributing,” Sveum said. “Everybody is getting a little bit of playing time and doing a nice job.”

* Wednesday’s game drew 31,279, the smallest crowd at Wrigley Field for a Cubs-White Sox game since the Interleague series began in 1997.

“I know our guys have been talking about it prior to this,” Sveum said of the intracity series. “It’s a series that sometimes, when you’re in a little bit of a lull, it gets you going because of the intensity and you know everybody in Chicago is watching and throughout the country sometimes because it is a crosstown rivalry, like the Mets and Yankees type thing. These are the series that get you going back in the right direction because the adrenaline is at another level.”

* David DeJesus is batting .349 in 23 games at Wrigley Field.

* Former Blackhawks coach Denis Savard sang the seventh inning stretch. Several of the Cubs players, including Dioner Navarro, were headed to the game Wednesday night.

— Carrie Muskat


What got into Hairston today? Two hits? That`s a shock to my system. He must have taken his vitamins before the contest.

His b.a. is all the way up to .154. Wow!!

I want whatever Navarro was taking! Maybe he should be in the cleanup spot from now on. Castro continues to disappoint. Seems to have no plate discipline. But all in all the bats are coming alive – whoopee!

Isn`t it satisfying to get that W , White? Aren`t Castillo and Navarro an upgrade over Soto as I suggested before today`s game began? Tonight`s hockey game is in overtime.

Mamma and many other Chicago fans are ecstatic as Blackhawks won. We may not hear from them for a long spell, as they will be partying.

I`m thinking you must have been pissed at that ref in the 3rd period, Mamma. Is good for him that the call is moot now. Congrats to you and all Chicago Blackhawks`fans!

Good Morning. Have you all recovered from yesterday’s excitement? Has MammaMia’s wife got her earplugs ready for today’s game? Maybe Navarro slept with his home run bat. Eamus Catuli

Good morning back at you, White. Will be good to face a righthander today after all those southpaws. We do better vs. righties in spite of what transpired in last few contests. Am looking forward to the NCAA tournament which begins tomorrow. Oregon State plays a night game in Corvallis, I do believe. Love this tournament.

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