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The Morning After: Sox Alive!

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jun 21, 2010 3:00PM

Sox Sweep Again
Look out but the White Sox are on one hell of a roll. With yesterday's 6-3 win over the Nationals, the Sox won their sixth straight game, completed their second straight sweep, won for the 10th time in 11 games, and are back at .500 (34-34). The Sox fell behind early 3-1 but rallied in the top of the fifth with four runs of their own as the team put men on base and knocked them in; Alex Rios, Paul Konerko, and Dayan Viciedo all had RBI in the inning. Despite giving up the three runs early, Freddy Garcia pitched well enough to get his eighth win on the year, striking out six over seven innings of work. Of course, the Sox spent last week beating up on the Pirates and Nationals so the task gets tougher this week when they welcome in NL East leaders the Atlanta Braves tomorrow night after a day off today. (7:10 p.m., CSN).

Cubs Blow Out Angels
The Cubs unloaded their frustration with their recent struggles yesterday, blowing away the Angels 12-1 a day after being on the receiving end of a similar blow out. The Cubs jumped on top early, scoring eight runs across the first three innings. Derrek Lee led the offensive attack with four RBI. And it could have been even worse for the Angels as the Cubs left 11 men on base. On the mound, Carlos Zambrano had one of his strongest starts of the year, striking out seven and allowing just one run over seven innings of work. Said Marlon Byrd, "We were ready today. We're going to carry that on now." Let's hope so. The Cubs have today off to head to Seattle for a quick three-game West Coast road trip starting tomorrow night (9:10 p.m., CSN+).