….And Wash Your Sox, Again For A Clean Sweep
Despite one game of the series being rained out, the Cubs secured the Crosstown Cup from the White Sox back in May. There was a rainout on one of the games in May, and more rain on Monday but, after a delay, the make-up game would be played.
Matt Garza started for the Cubs, and manged well for 7 innings allowing 2 runs, 1 of which was an ER. Garza struck out 6, didn’t walk anybody, and allowed 5 hits. The bullpen did a solid back-up between Russell, and Parker, allowing the Sox nothing across the board.
Seven complete, and a 2-2 ball game but, in the 8th, an explosion from the bench of the visiting North siders. Already securing the Crosstown Cup, the Cubs added a little insult to injury, scoring 5 times.
Valbuena worked in a decisive ‘Cub dub,’ the Mr. Soriano HR show continued, and Dave Sappelt enjoyed a 4 for 5 day.
Game details at the Cubs Home Page.