Two Windy City rivals will square off on Friday, July 10th at Wrigley Field as the Cubs host the White Sox. The Chicago Cubs (46-37) have been one of the most surprising teams in baseball. Anthony Rizzo has led the Cubs’ offense and leads the Cubs in batting average (.293), home runs (16), on-base percentage (.407), and hits (88). Kris Bryant currently leads the team in RBIs (49) despite only playing in 72 games. While Rizzo and Bryant strike fear into the hearts of opposing pitchers, Chicago’s pitching staff has been posting quality starts. Jon Lester, Jason Hammel, and Jake Arrieta have each posted at least ten quality starts over their first 16 starts. Even though Lester was the prized free agent acquisition, Arrieta has been Chicago’s best pitcher. Arrieta leads the team in wins (9), strikeouts (114), and WAR (2.4).
While the Cubs have been enjoying a strong first half, the Chicago dWhite Sox (37-44) have floundered to the bottom of the AL Central. Chris Sale (7-4, 2.80 ERA, 147 Ks) is the lone bright spot on this team and has been the best pitcher in the American League. Sale is definitely a candidate to start the All-Star Game. Other than Sale, Chicago’s starters have really struggled. Jose Abreu is easily the team’s best offensive player. Abreu currently leads the team in batting average (.292), home runs (14), RBIs (45), and hits (89).
According to TicketIQ, the Cubs’ season average ticket price is $94.37 while the series average ticket price against the White Sox is $171.24. Price breakdowns for each game are presented below:
7/10: Average: $140.56; Get-In: $49
7/11: Average: $151.11; Get-In: $51
7/12: Average: $148.84; Get-In: $50
Head out to Wrigley Field to watch these two cross-town rivals square off in a battle for bragging rights. These two teams boast some of the most passionate fanbases in sports, so anticipate a fierce, passionate battle between these two teams.