Morning Box Score: Cubs Lose, Sox Send Ozzie Off a Winner
By Chuck Sudo in News on Sep 27, 2011 1:55PM
Benjy will have more on Ozzie Guillen's last game as White Sox manager in a bit. Whatever happens next for the loquacious Venezuelan his players at least sent him off on a high note. Rookie Dylan Axelrod picked up his first career win. Axelrod held the Blue Jays scoreless over six innings of three-hit ball. Tyler Flowers staked Axelrod to a 3-0 lead with a three-run hime run in the second inning. Dayan Viciedo provided an insurance run with a two out double in the seventh inning. That run wound up being the difference as Sergio Santos walked a tightrope in the ninth inning.
If you look at the box score for last night's game you'd be forgiven for thinking the Cubs sent out a Triple-A team against the Padres last night. The youth served them well for most of the game. Casey Coleman pitched well for 5-2/3 innings, but his one mistake in a seven strikeout night was a solo home run to Will Venable. Starlin Castro extended his streak of games reaching base at least once to 38.