The Morning After
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jun 19, 2010 3:30PM
Sox Outlast Nats
With First Sox Fan President Obama in attendance, the White Sox faced off against the Washington Nationals and phenom rookie Stephen Strasburg. And while Strasburg didn't disappoint, it was the Sox who came out winners in the duel, edging the Nats 2-1 in 11 innings. Strasburg allowed only one run to the Sox over seven innings - an Alex Rios sacrifice grounder in the first - while striking out 10. But Sox starter Gavin Floyd was just as impressive, going eight innings and also allowing only one run. And it was Rios, again, who would deliver a run in the 11th inning, beating out an infield single thanks to a throwing error, scoring Mark Kotsay. J.J Putz pitched a scoreless 10th inning to earn the win and Bobby Jenks held the Nats scoreless int he 11th for his 14th save on the year. The win is the Sox fourth straight and eighth in their last 10 games. They'll try to stay hot when they take on the Nats again this afternoon (3:10 p.m., FOX).
Cubs Rally Falls Short Against Halos
The Cubs mounted a big ninth-inning rally yesterday but fell just short, losing their series opener to the Los Angeles Angels 7-6. Carlos Silva wasn't bad but wasn't great, losing his second straight game as he allowed three runs over six innings. The recently returned Bob Howry didn't help much, either, allowing three runs in the seventh to help the Angels extend their lead. Down 7-2 in the ninth, the Cubs mounted a rally thanks to a three-run homer from Tyler Colvin and a solo shot from Derrek Lee, his second solo homer of the game. Still, the Cubs fell short, dropping to 6-9 in the month of June. It was also another rough day in the field for the error-prone Cubs who had three more fielding miscues. The Cubs hope Ted Lilly will help them right the ship this afternoon (12:05 p.m., WGN).