Crosstown Series End in Draw
By Benjy Lipsman in News on Jun 27, 2005 7:05PM
While the White Sox won two of three from the Cubs at Wrigley a few weeks ago, the Cubs returned the favor by winning two of three at U.S. Cellular this weekend.
The weekend started out with a bang for the Sox, with a 12-2 thumping of the Cubs on Friday. Greg Maddux pitched six strong innings in leading the Cubs to a 6-2 win (and notice that Maddux, with a 7-4 record through 74 games is again on pace to win 15). Sunday saw Mark Prior's return to the mound after a month off. Any discussion about whether he needed a rehab start to shake off the rust was put to rest with his masterful performance, allowing just one hit over 6 innings. Two relievers held the Sox hitless over the final 3 innings to complete the shutout 1-hitter.
With the 3-3 series tie for 2005, the Cubs and Sox conveniently leave open the countless debates about which team is better. The Sox should cruise into the playoffs -- they can play .500 ball and still win 94 games. The Cubs are sitting only 2 1/2 games out of the wild card spot. Might we pick up this rivalry in October?
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