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Cubs look for continued success vs. White Sox

Jun 23, 2007 - 1:32 PM Chicago Cubs (33-39) at Chi White Sox (29-40) 1:05 pm EDT

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- The Chicago Cubs look to continue their success against the struggling Chicago White Sox when the teams face off in the middle contest of a three-game interleague set on Saturday afternoon.

In Friday's opener, Carlos Zambrano pitched eight outstanding innings and the Cubs blasted a pair of homers in the first inning en route to a 5-1 victory over the White Sox.

It was another stellar performance in the "Windy City" rivalry for the Cubs, who have won three of the four games between the clubs this season. The Cubs took two of three at Wrigley Field from May 18-20.

They will look for another victory behind Rich Hill (5-5, 3.22 ERA), who had one of his worst outings of the season his last time out. The lefthander allowed five runs and five hits - including three homers - in three innings in an 11-3 loss vs. the San Diego Padres on Sunday.

He will be opposed by Javier Vazquez (3-5, 4.39), who has not won since June 1. In his last outing, the righthander yielded five runs and seven hits in six frames, while walking one and striking out eight in an 8-7 loss at the Pittsburgh Pirates last Sunday.

Just two years removed from a World Series title, the White Sox continue their tailspin in 2007. They have lost 20 of their last 25 games to fall 11 games under .500 for the first time since May 29, 2001.

The White Sox already have losing streaks of four and five games this month and are hoping to avoid another four-game skid on Saturday.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CHICAGO CUBS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 1
    CHI WHITE SOX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CHN - RICH HILL, CARLOS MARMOL (6TH), WILL OHMAN (7TH), MIKE WUERTZ
    (8TH), BOBBY HOWRY (9TH) AND ROB BOWEN, KOYIE HILL (9TH)
    CHA - JAVIER VAZQUEZ, RYAN BUKVICH (8TH

    Jun 23 4:28 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE BY RYAN THERIOT SCORED ANGEL PAGAN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K HILL ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 2
    CHI WHITE SOX 1 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: F PIE (.228, 0-FOR-3)

    Cubs vs. White SoxJun 23 4:18 PM
  • 35
    roots
    RUWTbot Took away 25 roots (Close Finish)

    Cubs vs. White SoxJun 23 4:18 PM
  • 60
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 60 roots (Close Finish)

    Cubs vs. White SoxJun 23 4:07 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY JIM THOME SCORED SCOTT PODSEDNIK.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 1
    CHI WHITE SOX 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: P KONERKO (.247, 12 HR, 36 RBI)

    Cubs vs. White SoxJun 23 1:47 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CHICAGO CUBS 1 1 2 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CHN - RICH HILL
    CHA - JAVIER VAZQUEZ

    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: S PODSEDNIK (.303, 1 HR, 2 RBI)
    A GONZALEZ (.231, 0 HR, 1 RBI)
    J THOME (.282, 9 HR,

    Cubs vs. White SoxJun 23 1:39 PM