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The Morning After: Cubs, Sox Both Win Again

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jul 7, 2010 3:00PM

Cubs Get Past D-Backs
Don't look now, but the Cubs have won two in a row after beating Arizona 6-4 last night, another game of good offensive output. Leading the charge was Aramis Ramirez who returned from a stint on the bench due to a sore thumb. Ramirez belted a pair of homers, driving in four of the Cubs' runs. Kosuke Fukudome also added a solo homer. Carlos Silva snapped out of his slump and got his ninth win, his first win in a month, allowing just two runs over six innings. Sean Marshall gave up a pair of runs in the eighth forcing Carlos Marmol to throw almost two innings for the save, but the closer did the job without too much drama. The Cubs face off against the D-backs one more time tonight, hoping they can continue the offensive show in the desert (8:40 p.m., WGN).

Sox Get Win, Lose Peavy
The White Sox got a 4-1 win over the Angels last night, their third straight win, but it'll only slightly soften the blow of losing starter Jake Peavy who exited the game with an injury in the second inning. Early indications are a strain of the right latissimus dorsi muscle which could land Peavy on the DL; an MRI will hopefully reveal more later today. On the field, solo homers by Alex Rios and Andruw Jones helped propel the Sox past the Angels while Tony Pena pitched 4.1 innings, allowing only one run, in relief of Peavy, earning the win. The Sox bullpen then held the Angels scoreless, Bobby Jenks picking up save number 18 on the year. The Sox look to extend their streak tonight as they once more face the Angels, sending Freddy Garcia to the hill (7:10 p.m., CSN).