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Cubs set to face intracity-rival White Sox

CHICAGO -- The Cubs return to Interleague action on Monday when they play host to their intracity rivals, the White Sox. The two teams will play a four-game, home-and-away series back to back, starting at Wrigley Field, with the Cubs trying to draw even with the South Siders in the all-time series (White Sox lead, 49-45).

The Cubs own a 121-136 all-time record in Interleague play, dating to 1997, which includes two losses to the Yankees on April 16 this year.

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Cubs leaders vs. White Sox, 1997-2013

Batting

Games: Sammy Sosa, 42

Average: Mark Grace, .350

Home runs: Aramis Ramirez, 13

RBIs: Sosa, 39

Pitching (minimum 25 innings pitched)

ERA: Matt Garza, 2.33

Wins: Carlos Zambrano, 6

Saves: Carlos Marmol, 4

Strikeouts: Zambrano, 71

Cubs vs. White Sox notes

• Forty-one of the games have been decided by one or two runs (White Sox lead, 24-17)

• Fifteen of the games have been decided in the last at-bat (White Sox, 8-7)

• There have been 174 players who have appeared in at least one Major League game for both teams, including Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson and outfielder Ryan Sweeney.

• The two teams have made 22 trades, most recently Nov. 16, 2006, when the Cubs acquired Neal Cotts for David Aardsma and Carlos Vazquez

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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