Morning Box Score: Cubs Slam Mets; Angels Beat Sox
By Chuck Sudo in News on May 19, 2013 2:00PM
Cubs starter Scott Feldman is cruising lately. The righty is 4-0 with a 1.28 ERA over his last four starts and dominated the Mets with 6 2/3 innings of shutout ball where he struck out six and scattered seven hits. The Cubs lineup backed Feldman with home runs from Anthony Rizzo and Nate Schierholtz. Feldman also contributed at the plate with two RBI. Travis Wood looks to win the series this afternoon and the Cubs may have Matt Garza back Tuesday.
On the West Coast things weren't so bright or the White Sox, who had the type of offensive outburst that's rare for this squad only to fall short to the Angels. Neither team turned in a masterful pitching performance but the White Sox staked Hector Santiago to a 4-0 lead in the fourth inning only to see the Halos roar back with three runs in their half of the inning and two more in the fifth. Anaheim added five more in the seventh inning before the Sox responded in the eighth with five of their own in the eighth. The Angels scored two in the ninth inning to provide the final margin of victory.
Chicago knocked out a season-high 17 hits, but stranded a dozen runners, were 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position. Hector Jimenez hit a three-run homer and both Alex Rios and Adam Dunn drove in two runs. Dunn left the game with back spasms and is being listed as day-to-day. Jake Peavy hopes to win the rubber game today while the Sox rotation could get a boost as John Danks continues his rehab assignment and could return to the rotation next week.