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• Edwin Jackson, who starts for the Cubs on Tuesday, and outfielder Ryan Sweeney are the only players in the series to play for both teams. Jackson (2010-11) and Sweeney (2006-07) both spent parts of two seasons with the White Sox. Bench coach Mark Parent was on the Cubs from 1994-95.

• Gordon Beckham's Minor League rehab assignment remains on target to resume Wednesday with Triple-A Charlotte, after he was shut down due to discomfort in his left wrist.

• Thirty-nine of the 48 White Sox games in 2013 have been decided by three runs or fewer. The White Sox are 10-9 in one-run games, 6-5 in two-run games and 6-3 in three-run games.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin.
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