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Morning Box Score

By Marcus Gilmer in Miscellaneous on Sep 6, 2008 2:30PM

Cubs Slide Continues
Once again, the Cubs' pitching staff got shelled and the offense failed to produced as the Cincinnati Reds slammed the Cubs 10-2 Friday night. Starter Ted Lilly only lasted two innings, giving up five runs before being relieved by Jon Lieber who gave up a grand slam to Jay Bruce. If you're counting, that's six losses in a row for the North Siders. Manager Lou Piniella said, "We're going to have to swing the bats better, there's no question about that. I don't know where the offense has gone, I really don't." That makes two of us, Lou. With the loss, the Cubs' lead over the Brewers dropped to four games. Jason Marquis takes the mound this evening, trying to stop the bleeding.

White Sox Clip Angels' Wings
So much for the vaunted playoff preview: even without slugger Carlos Quentin, the Sox smacked the Angels around in a 10-2 victory. Mark Buehrle struck out seven over six shutout innings. Juan Uribe had a big night, hitting two two-run homers. Paul Konerko also homered and Ken Griffey Jr. had two RBIs to power the Sox offense. Ozzie sang Uribe's praises after the game, saying, "When he's hot, he can carry a ballclub. This don't know how much power he's got, how good a hitter he can be. He goes through those collapses where it looks like he's never played the game before. But this guy, we kept him for a reason." The win also helped the Sox maintain their 1.5 game lead over the Twins. Gavin Floyd looks to get another win tonight as he gets the start for the Sox.