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Morning Box Score: Cubs Streak Ends, Homers Not Enough for Sox

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jul 27, 2011 2:37PM

Brewers 3, Cubs 2

Cubs fans are used to looking on the bright side. Even though we'll look at last night's loss at Miller Park as the team's inability to put together their first four-game win streak of the season, they can take the glass half full approach and say the Cubs have a chance to have their second three-game win streak. Last night's game against the Brewers was over in the first inning. That's where all the scoring happened. Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run home run. The Brewers countered with an RBI double from Ryan Braun and a two-run triple from Casey McGehee. Ryan Dempster went six innings in taking the loss, striking out 7.

Tigers 5, White Sox 4

Speaking of optimism, White Sox fans may have beer showers if the team can get to .500. If someone told us that Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko would each rip two run homers off Tigers ace Justin Verlander and still lose a game... well, we'd probably believe you knowing what we as Sox fans have in this team. A Wilson Betemit RBI single in the eighth inning once again put the White Sox two games under .500 and 4-1/2 games behind Detroit in the AL Central standings. Konerko's homer was his 24th of the season. Jake Peavy threw 111 pithes over six innings of work in a no-decision.