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Morning Box Score: Sox Win Over Royals, Honor Konerko; Cubs Lose To Brewers

By Jon Graef in News on Sep 28, 2014 2:45PM

The White Sox honored the retiring Paul Konerko with a pregame ceremony--and a win. Meanwhile, the Cubs lost to the Brewers. Here's your morning box score.

Sox 5, Royals 4

Jose Abrieu broke the White Sox record for most home runs by a rookie, helping the Sox take a solid lead with a three-run first inning. Doing his part as well was Sox catcher Jose Phegley, who homered in the second and seventh innings. It looked dicey there for a while, as the Royals mounted an eight-inning rally, but a potential comeback victory ultimately did not materialize. Pitcher Jave Guerra earned his first save of the season. Before the game, the Sox held a ceremony honoring Paul Konerko, who retires after today's season finale. (If you missed it, don't worry. It's gonna be our weekend theatre.)

Cubs 1, Brewers 2

The Cubs only managed five hits against the Brewers for their one-run loss Saturday. The Cubs snapped a three-game winning streak, which is too bad. The game was tied 1-1 until
two doubles by Brewers batters Carlos Gomez and Jonathan Lucroy helped sealed the Milwaukee's team victory for good.