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The Morning After

By Marcus Gilmer in News on May 20, 2010 3:00PM

Cubs Foil Phillies
Look out, but after last night's 4-1 victory over Philadelphia, the Cubs have now won four games in a row, an honest to God winning streak! Not that the win came without cost: starter Tom Gorzelanny, who 6.2 innings of shutout ball, had to leave the game in the seventh after he was hit on his pitching (left) hand by a line drive. The extent of the injury isn't known but x-rays came back negative. Starlin Castro and Jeff Baker had RBI singles in the third and seventh innings, respectively, while John Grabow gave up a run in the eighth. With the score 2-1 Cubs in the top of the ninth, Xavier Nady knocked in two runs on a bases loaded single to give the Cubs some insurance and Carlos Marmol pitched a scoreless ninth for his seventh save. The Cubs try to make it five in a row this afternoon when they wrap up the quick two-game set in Philly (12:05 p.m., WGN).

The Sox and Soccer, after the jump.

Angels Edge Sox
The White Sox got a solid outing from John Danks who struck out eight over 7.2 innings of work and allowed three runs (two earned) but couldn't muster the offense to get past the LA Angels, falling 3-2. The Sox were up 1-0 in the fourth when Danks made his only mistake, giving up a two-run homer to Torii Hunter. A Paul Konerko homer in the bottom of the ninth cut the lead but the Sox couldn't add to the tally; they had given up the winning run on an error in the eighth. The Sox will try to earn a split in their two-game set with the Angels tonight when they send Jake Peavy to the mound (7:10 p.m., CSN).

Sister Cities Cup
The Fire didn't play as well as they'd like as hosts of the Sister Cities Cup, falling to Paris Saint-Germain by a 1-0 final. Rookie Sean Johnson got the start in goal for the Fire and gave up the one goal while earning five saves. The Fire will next face Legia Warsaw, who lost to Red Star Belgrade, on Saturday evening in the consolation match while PSG meets RSB in the title match.