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Morning Box Score

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Sep 12, 2009 3:45PM

Cubs Edge Reds
It's too little, too late for the playoffs, but the Cubs are finishing the season strong as they won their fourth straight game yesterday by beating the Cincinnati Reds 6-4. Aramis Ramirez had a big day at the plate, going three-for-three and knocking in three runs, including the go-ahead run in the fifth; Geovany Soto also contributed, hitting a two-run homer in the third. Rich Harden had a good, if short, start, pitching only four innings in which he struck out six and allowed one run (but walked five). A Jonny Gomes homer in the fifth tied the game at four, but Ramirez's RBI single in the bottom of that inning gave the Cubs the edge for good and Carlos Marmol earned another save. The teams square off again today at 12:05 (CSN).

Angels Clip Sox
It wasn't a good start to a west coast road trip for the White Sox as the Angels had no trouble dispatching the Sox 7-1. Starter Gavin Floyd struggled on the mound, giving up five runs over six innings, while the Sox offense could only muster a single run: a Jayson Nix solo homer in the third. In spite of the loss, the Sox are completely done for the year. Trailing the Tigers by six games, the Sox still have a full six games left against Detroit. It's a long-shot, but nothing is mathematically impossible right now. The Sox and Angels square off again today at 3:10 (FOX).