Baseball Box Score: Cubs and Sox Fail to Prevail
By Angie Wiatrowski in News on Apr 23, 2011 2:00PM
Cubs 2, Dodgers 12
Former Chicago White Sox Juan Uribe got the best of the Cubs Friday afternoon, but in a Dodgers uniform. Uribe hit a two-run homer, an RBI single in LA's six-run third inning and a sacrifice fly as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 12-2 at a rainy Wrigley Field.
Darwin Barney hit an RBI single for the Cubs who have scored just four runs or fewer in each of their last four games. Kosuke Fukudome contributed three singles and a walk. Casey Coleman took the loss, issuing 4 of the Cubs' 10 walks and yielded 6 hits, pitching the shortest game of his 11 Major League starts.
The Cubs will seek revenge in hopefully some more pleasant weather as they host the Dodgers in Game 2 of a three-game series Saturday afternoon.
White Sox 3, Tigers 9
Things weren't so sunny on the South Side, as the White Sox had their bats but three home runs were not enough in a 9-3 loss in Detroit Friday. Carlos Quentin and Paul Konerko each hit a homered but Mark Buehrle went 5-2-3 innings, allowing 6 runs and 8 hits, striking out 5 and walking 2.
This was Quentin's 11th multi-home run game and he hit his sixth of the season. A.J. Pierzynski gave Detroit starter Justin Verlander his 1,000th strikeout.
The Sox-Tigers AL Central rivalry will continue Saturday afternoon in Detroit.