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The Morning After: Sox Extend New Win Streak

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jul 10, 2010 3:30PM

Sox Win Streak At Six
The White Sox have started another significant winning streak which is now at six straight after last night's 8-2 win over the Royals. The win helped the Sox keep paced with division-leading Detroit (just a half-game back) who is on a winning streak of their own (four games). A.J. Pierzynski hit a pair of homers and Andruw Jones had two RBI as well to push along the Sox offensive output. Mark Buehrle got his eighth win of the year, pushing him above .500 at 8-7, with seven innings of scoreless pitching. The Sox are 23-5 over their last 28 games and the success is echoed by the team. Said Buehrle, "We're starting to believe it. I think if we would have said we were going to win that quick and be back in it as quick as we did, I don't think anybody would have believed us. We just want to keep on going." The Sox hope to keep it going to seven straight when they take on the Royals again tonight (6:05 p.m., WGN).

Lilly Shelled As Cubs' Rally Falls Short
The Cubs' offense produced plenty of runs but, unfortunately, the pitching staff didn't have a great outing and the Dodgers scored more in a 9-7 win over the visiting North Siders. The Cubs' pitching was shelled, giving up nine runs over the first six innings. Ted Lilly gave up seven runs (five earned) over 3.2 IP. The Cubs managed to put together a rally, scoring twice in the eighth and ninth innings, but ultimately fell short. The team was 3-for-12 with men in scoring position and stranded eight on base. The Cubs will try to put together a win later this afternoon when they send Tom Gorzelanny to the mound (3:10 p.m., FOX).