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Morning Box Score

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Sep 14, 2009 3:00PM

Cubs Ease Past Reds
Ted Lilly gave the Cubs another stellar outing as the Cubs took the final game of their weekend series with the Cincinnati Reds by a 5-2 final. Lilly struck out seven over six innings, scattering six hits and not allowing any runs. At the plate, the Cubs had a good day, led by Derek Lee, who hit a solo homer, and Andres Blanco who went 3-for-4 and knocked in two RBIs. The only shaky moment came in the ninth when reliever John Grabow gave up two runs in the ninth but still held on to secure the win. The Cubs now welcome the rival Brewers in for a four-game set, starting tonight at 7:05 p.m. (CSN).

Sox Fall To Angels Again
The Sox got an early lead yesterday but couldn't hold it as the Angels edged the Pale Hose 3-2. A two-run first inning single from Carlos Quentin gave the Sox the 2-0 lead which was cut to 2-1 in the bottom of the first inning. The Angels tied the game in the third and then went ahead for good on a Torii Hunter homer in the seventh inning off of starter Mark Buehrle. The Sox bats, meanwhile, did some work, totaling nine hits, but they couldn't manage to get runs across the plate after that first inning, going 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and leaving a total of nine men on base. With the loss, the Sox fell back into third place in the AL Central, six games behind division-leading Detroit. The Sox are off today as they travel up the coast to Seattle.