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Morning Box Score: Jackson Blanks Detroit, Marlins Rip Big Z

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jul 17, 2011 2:00PM

White Sox 5, Tigers 0

The White Sox started the season 2-0 before going into a tailspin in April. They're now 2-0 post All-Star break as Edwin Jackson turned in his first complete game since he no-hit Tampa Bay while a member of the Diamondbacks last June. Unlike that game, one of the more unusual no-hitters in recent memory, Jackson only needed 101 pitches to dispatch Detroit. With Jackson dealing on the mound, it looked as though a Carlos Quentin second inning home run and a Paul Konerko RBI single would be all that was needed against Max Scherzer. But the Sox lineup broke the game open in the ninth inning to provide some insurance runs. The two teams take to Comerica Park again at 12:05 p.m. with Phillip Humber hoping to extend the small run.

Marlins 13, Cubs 3

No joy in Wrigleyville yesterday, especially for Carlos Zambrano. Big Z's return from the disabled list read as follows: eight runs on seven hits over 4-2/3 innings of work. Damn. Big Z, who was on the DL with back soreness, said he felt like Robocop on the mound. Too bad the Marlins hit him like Clarence Boddicker and his henchmen riddling the pre-Robocop Murphy with bullets. Mike Stanton hit two opposite field home runs off Zambrano. Florida starter Javier Vasquez, meanwhile, did pitch like Robocop, only giving up a three-run tater to Aramis Ramirez in seven innings of work. Vasquez struck out ten Cubs hitters. The Cubs send Randy Wells to the mound at 1:20 p.m. hoping for a split.