Morning Box Score: Sox Hold On To Beat Indians, Bucs Pound Cubs
White Sox 4, Indians 3: With newly acquired Manny Ramirez waiting on deck for a possible storybook debut for the White Sox, A.J. Pierzynski edited the script. The veteran catcher belted a three-run home run in the ninth inning to provide the difference against Cleveland. But the story of the game was Edwin Jackson. The trading deadline pickup from Arizona continues to give the White Sox more than they bargained for. Jackson pitched 8-2/3 innings of stellar baseball, striking out 11 while showing none of the control issues that plagued him with the Diamondbacks and improving his record with the White Sox to 3-0. Bobby Jenks notched his 25th save.. Manny Ramirez is set to make his Sox debut today.
Pirates 14, Cubs 7: No joy in Wrigleyville last night as Ryan Dempster dug himself a hole early. Dempster gave up two-run homers to Garrett Jones and Neil Walker while lasting only three innings, his shortest outing of the year. Piling on to the Cubs' woes, Pittsburgh now leads the season series against the Cubs 10-4.