Morning Box Score: Boston Solves White Sox, Cubs End Schneid in St. Louis
By Chuck Sudo in News on Aug 1, 2011 1:00PM
The White Sox stayed pat as the trade deadline passed yesterday and the team's season-long struggles on offense came back to bite them. The White Sox stranded 12 runners in the game and wasted ample opportunities to score runs in the early innings off Boston starter Andrew Miller. Mark Buehrle went six strong innings, but Jesse Crain took the loss with a two-RBI single from Dustin Pedroia. The Red Sox got untracked against Chicago: after losing 14 of 16 games against the Pale Hose, Boston won two of the three games in this series. As Evil Empire 1A leaves town, Evil Empire Prime - the NEw York Yankees - head into U.S. Cellular Field tonight.
The Cubs played like, well, not the Cubs last night. Ryan Dempster struck out six in six innings of work, Alfonso Soriano jacked a two-run shot, Marlon Byrd a two-run single and Starlin Castro hit an RBI double as the Cubs managed to salvage the finale of their three-game series at Busch Stadium. The Cubs also stayed pat as the trade deadline passed, but that was because they couldn't move the players they wanted to, like Aramis Ramirez. The Cubs' road trip continues tonight in Pittsburgh to take on the Pirates, who are in the thick of the NL Central race.