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Morning Box Score: White Sox Reach .500, Cubs Sink Lower

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jul 30, 2011 2:00PM

White Sox 3, Red Sox 1

The White Sox' recent record against the Red Sox was an astounding 13-2 in their past 15 games heading into last night's contest at the Cell. That's like how the Twins own the Sox' collective ass. Make that 14-2 as Gavin Floyd improved to 6-0 lifetime against Boston with seven innings of three-hit ball. Floyd and Boston knuckleballer Tim Wakefield each worked quick, efficient games until AJ Pierzynski's two-run shot in the seventh provided the margin of victory for the White Sox. Sergio Santos pitched a dominant ninth inning for his 22nd save.

Cardinals 9, Cubs 2

Matt Garza just didn't have it at Busch Stadium last night. Garza struggled through 5-2/3 innings, surrendering six runs on eight hits, the killer being a three-run homer by David Freese. Garza ends the month of July winless, while former White Sox and new Cardinal Edwin Jackson earned the win. Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols notched his 2,000th hit in the eighth inning with an RBI double.