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Six Pack of Stats: Cubs 8, White Sox 3

Tim Anderson becoming the first 20-20 South Side SS — and, unofficially, getting tossed by the buffoonish Joe West — earns him the MVP

Desperate People: That jump in the middle innings at least indicated the White Sox had some fight in them, but after mid-game, it was pretty much ova.


With the loss, the Chicago White Sox fall to 61-93 (.396), which is currently the ninth-worst record in franchise history.


Yolmer Sánchez faced the highest leverage in the game for the White Sox, at 1.41 pLI. However, he didn’t come through for the club, making outs twice with runners on base, contributing to an overall -.79 WPA.


The White Sox need to win two of their remaining eight games to avoid the fourth 100-loss season in team history.


Just five White Sox players boasted positive WPAs on Saturday: Tim Anderson (.122), Avisaíl García (.42), Ian Hamilton (.30), Caleb Frare (.17) and Matt Davidson (.08).


Daniel Palka was 0-for-2 with a strikeout, but on the season has hit 11 home runs of 110-plus mph exit velocity — third in baseball, behind Giancarlo Stanton and Joey Votto.


With his home run leading off the third inning, Anderson reached 20 on the year, making him the first 20 homer/20 steal shortstop in White Sox history.