Afternoon Box Score: Cubs Slam Sox At Wrigley
By Chuck Sudo in News on May 29, 2013 10:15PM
White Sox fans who believed the Cubs would be pushovers in this year's truncated Crossover Classic should have started eating their crow before last night's game was called due to rain. The Cubs have simply torn the cover off the ball in these games and this afternoon's contest at Wrigley Field was no exception. Catcher Dioner Navarro hit three home runs—two from the left side of the plate—and became the first Cubs catcher in 39 years to accomplish that feat. He's also the first Cub to hit three homers in a game since Aramis Ramirez in 2010.
Navarro ended the game with six RBI as the Cubs cranked out 11 hits to back Scott Feldman, who struck out seven and walked no one en route to his fifth win of the season. Of course, pitching to the free-swinging White Sox lineup usually means a day off to even the worst pitcher. Adam Dunn struck out three times and Dayan Viciedo whiffed twice, accounting for five of the Sox' 11 K's.
John Danks, in his second start, struck out two in six innings, but three of the four runs he was charged with were earned. The two teams wrap up their series at Wrigley Field Thursday afternoon.