Morning Box Score: Peavy Goes The Distance In Loss, Cubs Spank Astros
By Chuck Sudo in News on Jul 1, 2012 2:30PM
It's safe to say that Jake Peavy is a durable pitcher again. Peavy went all eight innings in yesterday's loss to the Yankees, his fourth complete game of the season and the second one where he took the loss. He also struck out 11 Yankees along the way, the first time he's struck out 10 or more batters in a White Sox uniform. But Peavy ended June with an 0-4 record and a lack of hitting was the main factor. The Sox lineup couldn't solve New York's Hiroki Kuroda, who also struck out 11 while allowing only three hits on the day. Peavy scattered eight hits, including home runs to Curtis Granderson, DeWayne Wise and Robinson Cano. The White Sox go for a third straight series win by sending Gavin Floyd to the mound.
Anthony Rizzo hit his first home run in a Cubs uniform, a two-run shot in the fifth inning that put the team ahead for good and proved enough to earn Matt Garza his fourth win of the season. Garza only lasted 5-1/3 innings but allowed just two runs. Rizzo also had a nice play in the field that saved a run from scoring, so he's flashing both a timely bat and good leather since his callup.