6/4 Cubs vs. Angels

The Cubs open a quick two-game Interleague series against the Angels on Tuesday night. This will be only the second trip ever to Angel Stadium. In 2004, the Cubs won two out of three games in Anaheim.

After this series, the Cubs will have visited four current AL ballparks once -– Baltimore, Boston, Minnesota and Tampa Bay. On July 2-4, the Cubs will make their first-ever visit to Oakland. At that point, the new Yankee Stadium will be the only current AL park in which the Cubs have not played a regular season contest. The Cubs did play two exhibition games there to open the park in 2009.

The Cubs enter this series having won five straight Interleague games for the first time since June 15-July 7, 2001, vs. the Twins (3-0) and Tigers (2-0). The run is one shy of the franchise record of six straight Interleague victories done Sept. 2, 1997-June 8, 1998. The current five straight Interleague wins are tied for the franchise’s most in a single campaign (also June 15-July 1, 2001).

* The Cubs own a 113-128 (.469) all-time record in Interleague play dating to 1997. The most recent winning season against the AL was in 2007 (8-4). The team went 5-10 against the AL in both 2011 and 2012.

* Here are the pitching matchups for Cubs vs. Angels:

Tuesday: RHP Scott Feldman (5-4, 2.82) vs. RHP Jered Weaver (1-1, 3.71)
Wednesday: RHP Matt Garza (1-0, 3.38) vs. LHP Jason Vargas (5-3, 3.34)

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