Evening Box Score: Cubs, Sox Sweep
By Chuck Sudo in News on Jul 24, 2011 11:40PM
The White Sox swept the Indians at Progressive Field by taking advantage of an Ezequiel Carrera error that allowed both Omar Vizquel and Paul Konerko to score and brought back memories of a similar fateful error by the Indians during the White Sox World Series run in 2005. the runs were enough for Edwin Jackson, who gutted out six innings of work on the mound to even his 2011 record at 7-7. Konerko also drove in his 70th RBI of the season and Sergio Santos earned his 20th save. The White Sox also announced an end to their six-man rotation for now by sending Phillip Humber, who's come back down to earth in recent weeks, to the bullpen.
The Cubs finally earned their first three-game win streak of the season, but they didn't make it easy on fans at Wrigley Field. A Carlo Lee homer in the eighth inning gave the Astros a short-lived lead before Alfonso Soriano singled home Marlon Byrd to send the game into extras. In the 10th inning, Jeff Baker's walk-off single scored Byrd and removed the "no three-game winning streak" albatross off the Cubs' necks.