Morning Box Score
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jun 26, 2009 3:00PM
White Sox Triumph In Extras
The Sox and Dodgers played extra baseball and in the end it came down to Scott Podsednik who provided the heroics for the Pale Hose, driving in the winning run in the bottom of the 13th to give the Sox the 6-5 victory. The Sox found themselves down 4-0 going into the bottom of the fifth as the Dodgers knocked around starter Clayton Richard. But then in the fifth the Sox started the comeback, courtesy of a Konerko solo shot and an RBI triple from Wise. The Sox then went ahead in the sixth thanks to A.J. Pierzynski's three-run homer only to see the Dodgers tie the game at 5-5 in the seventh. But the Sox bullpen went into lockdown mode as Scott Linebrink, Matt Thornton, Bobby Jenks, Octavio Dotel and Aaron Poreda combined for 0 runs and 8 K's over six innings of relief. Poreda ultimately got the win when, in the bottom of the 13th, Podsednik knocked a two-out bases loaded single for the win. Afterward, Podsednik said, "Game-winning hits are always fun, but most importantly, to win the series against a club like the Dodgers, who came into town with the best record, maybe that will give us some momentum here. We haven't been playing that great at home, so maybe that will give us some momentum going into the Cubs series."
Tigers Complete Sweep of Hapless Cubs
The roller coaster that is the 2009 Chicago Cubs continued Thursday as the Detroit Tigers beat the Cubs 6-5 to complete the series sweep. The loss wasted a 3-for-4, 3-RBI game by rookie Jake Fox and the Cubs dropped to below .500. Fox got the Cubs offense rolling early with a three-run homer in the top of the first but starter Ted Lilly was rocked, giving up a total of six runs over the third, fourth, and fifth innings. The Cubs added a run in the fourth and Micah Hoffpauir belted a solo shot in the ninth, but the Tigers held off the charge to hold on for the win. Rubbing salt in the wound, Derek Lee's 21-game hit streak was snapped.
Crosstown Classic, Round 2
The second round of the Sox-Cubs rivalry gets underway today at 3:05 p.m. at U.S. Cellular Field. As home team, the Sox broadcast coverage gets the widespread WGN treatment while Len & Bob are relegated to CSN.