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Morning Box Score

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Aug 15, 2008 2:00PM

Cubs Own Dirty South
For the first time in...well, a very long time, the Chicago Cubs have swept the season series with the Atlanta Braves after taking Thursday night's game, 11-7. Aramis Ramirez and Alfonso Soriano both homered and Ted Lilly gave up four runs over six innings to earn his twelfth win of the season. It's the Cubs eighth straight road victory and their ninth in their last 12 games. Catcher Geovany Soto knocked in three more runs, bringing his RBI total in the series to seven; in fact, the Cubs outscored the Braves 29-9 in the series and 49-18 for the year. One sour note from the win: Ramirez was forced to leave the game with a bruised hip after an awkward slide at home plate in the fifth inning. Now it's on to Miami for the hot Cubs to face the Marlins who are in the thick of their own playoff race.

Sox Sweep Royals
We hope the Sox got some rest on their flight to the left coast after yesterday afternoon's 9-2 victory.