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Afternoon Box Score: Cubs Dominate White Sox Again

By Chuck Sudo in News on May 30, 2013 9:45PM

Cubs 8, White Sox 3

Travis Wood put the Cubs on his back at Wrigley Field Thursday afternoon and carried them to their first Crosstown Classic series win since 2007. Wood fanned six batters and allowed only two runs in six innings on the mound and hit a backbreaking grand slam in the fourth inning off Jake Peavy, who allowed six runs in four innings.

Nate Schierholtz and Luis Valbuena also homered for the Cubs, who outscored the Sox 24-5 in the three games they completed. Tuesday's rainout at U.S. Cellular Field has yet to be rescheduled but, if the Cubs win that one, it would mark the first sweep in the series since the North siders did it in 1998.

The Cubs played much better than their record indicated, while Sox fans should not be crowing about how their team is closer to .500, as they played like the older, slower, dumber team throughout the series.The Sox stranded 16 runners on base and hit 3-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Dayan Viciedo struck out three times and Tyler Flowers and Conor Gillaspie each struck out twice. Paul Konerko had a double and drove in two runs for the Sox.