Morning Box Score: Cubs Earn First Fenway Win in 93 Years
By Chuck Sudo in News on May 22, 2011 2:26PM
Even with Carlos Zambrano keeping the Red Sox lineup in check, things didn't looks good for the Cubs. But an 8-run eighth inning against the Boston bullpen, aided by three Red Sox errors, turned the tide and the Cubs won on a night when both teams wore throwback uniforms from the 1918 season, when the two teams met in the World Series. Starlin Castro, Blake DeWitt and Jeff Baker keyed the rally.
Zambrano wasn't dominant, throwing 122 pitches over 5.2 innings. Aside from a two-run shot by David Ortiz in the fourth inning, however, he did just enough to keep the Cubs in the game. Marlon Byrd was beaned hard by an Alfredo Aceves pitch in the second inning and had to be hospitalized. With Matt Garza being scratched from tonight's finale due to elbow soreness, the Cubs will likely send James Russell to the mound.