• It was a short night and early morning for the umpiring crew of Rob Drake, Joe West, David Rackley and Andy Fletcher, who were in St. Louis for Thursday's Royals-Cardinals game that didn't finish until 3:14 a.m. CT on Friday. The crew then hopped in a car to drive to Chicago for Friday's 1:20 p.m. first pitch at Wrigley Field.
Sveum said he wasn't concerned about the umpires' lack of sleep affecting the game.
"Sometimes we get in at 3:15 in the morning," Sveum said. "They don't have to get to the park that early, so they can get plenty of sleep. That's not something that's going to dictate the game."