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Cubs Have First Scheduled Sunday Off In 82 Years [Plus: Morning Box Score]

By Jon Graef in News on Jun 29, 2014 3:30PM


Something a little different for your morning box score. No doubt we'll cover the results of the Cubs and Sox, but we'd like to kick things off with a neat factoid. For the first time in 82 years, the Chicago Cubs have a Sunday off, according to the Chicago Tribune. The Tribune reports the move, which was announced in February, was out of concern for the neighborhood traffic caused by the Pride Parade.

And now here are your box scores:

Cubs 2, Nationals 7; Cubs 0, Nationals 3

The North Siders did not have a pretty Saturday, as they lost both games of their doubleheader. The first game was lost by a score of 3-0 despite a strong start from pitcher Dallas Beeler, who shut out the Washington team in five innings pitched. Once the sixth inning came, though, the Nationals scored a run, and added two more in the eighth, thus sealing the Cubs' fate.

The nightcap was delayed almost an hour by rain, not that it mattered. The Cubs lost 7-2, and you can read more about that loss at the Tribune.

Sox 4, Blue Jays 3

The White Sox scored a significant win Saturday, in that they won on a Saturday. The South Side club had, heretofore, gone 0-12 on Saturdays, but that all changed thanks to some heavy hitting from right fielder Dayan Viciedo and solid pitching from southpaw Chris Sale. Get more details from the Sun-Times and the Tribune, respectively.