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Morning Box Score: Sox Spike Twins; Another Loss For Cubs' Jackson

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jul 25, 2014 2:30PM


Let's start at Wrigley Field, shall we?

San Diego 13, Cubs 3
Let's stop saying Edwin Jackson has had a run of bad luck this season. He simply isn't pitching to his potential, or maybe he is. Regardless, Jackson's record now stands at 5-11 after an ineffective performance Thursday that had the Wrigley Faithful calling for the beer vendors more than usual. Jackson allowed five runs in five innings and his immediate replacement, Brian Schlitter, allowed another six runs as the Padres sent 15 batters to the plate in the sixth inning. The crowd gave Wesley Wright a hearty cheer after he recorded the first out of the sixth inning. (Wright also allowed a run.)

It was the worst loss in Cubs' history at home against the Padres. Cubs hitters stranded 26 runners on base and were 3-for-15 with runners in scoring position.

White Sox 5, Minnesota 2
Hector Noesi gave the Sox' beleaguered bullpen a break at Target Field Thursday night. Noesi pitched 7-2/3 innings and carried a shutout into the eighth inning. He received offensive support from Adam Eaton, who drove in two runs with a fourth inning single and scored a run as part of a 3-for-5 night at the plate. Alexei Ramirez and Tyler Flowers also drove in runs for the Sox.