Morning Box Score: Rockies Beat Sox in Extras, Giants Take Two From Cubs
By Chuck Sudo in News on Jun 29, 2011 2:21PM
Will Ohman said he had a feeling Ty Wiggington's walk-off single that scored Troy Tulowitzki from first base was going to be trouble. Some White Sox fans may counter that Ohman on the mound was the problem, but he did throw a good pitch that Wiggington managed to make good contact. Either way, the White Sox started their series at Coors Field on the wrong side of the win -loss ledger. Gavin Floyd and a coterie of relievers including Ohman held the Rockies offense in check, limiting them to 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and stranding 10. The Sox weren't much better, batting 2-for-7 and stranding 7. Alexei Ramirez homered for the White Sox and Juan Pierre singled home Gordon Beckham to account for the scoring. The two teams take the field again tonight.
A play at the plate that Geovany Soto couldn't make led to a five-run fifth inning and led the Giants to a sweep of a day-night doubleheader at Wrigley Field. With the Cubs leading 2-1 on the strength of Lou Montanez's two-run homer, Soto dropped the ball on what would have been an highlight reel-worthy inning ending double play and was charged with an error. Rodrigo Lopez was charged with the loss for the Cubs.