Trophy on line in Cubs vs. White Sox

Updated: April 26, 2010, 5:30 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Now there will be more than bragging rights on the line in the Crosstown Classic.

Starting this season, the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox will play for the Crosstown Cup trophy during their six-game interleague series, the teams announced on Monday.

The two teams will continue to meet in a yearly six-game series as they have since 1997. The team with the most wins in the series will be awarded the rivalry's namesake trophy. If the annual series is split 3-3, the Crosstown Cup will be awarded to the winner of the series' last game.

The Cubs and White Sox meet for the first time this season on June 11-13 for a weekend series at Wrigley Field. The series shifts to U.S. Cellular Field for three games on June 25-27.

"Cubs and Sox fans have always been passionate about this rivalry. The BP Crosstown Cup recognizes the excitement of winning the crosstown series," Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said in a release.

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