Final
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Cubs try to avoid fifth straight road loss

Jun 28, 2008 - 1:17 PM Chi Cubs (49-31) at Chi White Sox (44-35), 3:55 pm EDT

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- The Chicago Cubs look to avoid their fifth consecutive road loss in the middle game of a three-game series with the crosstown Chicago White Sox on Saturday.

The National League Central Division-leading Cubs have a stellar 33-10 record at home, but are 16-21 away from Wrigley Field. The Cubs suffered their fourth straight road loss, 10-3, on Friday. Ryan Dempster gave up eight runs and seven hits in 2 1/3 innings in losing for the first time since May 20.

Sean Gallagher (3-3, 3.97 ERA) will take the mound for the Cubs for the first time since June 19, after manager Lou Piniella decided to shorten the rotation with a recent off day. The righthander is 0-2 with a 2.81 ERA in his last three starts, all of which have come on the road.

The White Sox will counter with Javier Vasquez (7-6, 4.24), who is 5-1 with a 4.14 ERA in seven starts at home.

The White Sox had lost nine of their previous 10 meetings with their crosstown rivals before Friday, including three consecutive losses last weekend at Wrigley. Jermaine Dye has been extremely hot for the White Sox, hitting .400 (22-for-55) with five homers and 17 RBI in his last 14 home games.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CHICAGO CUBS 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 12 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 x 6 10 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CHN - SEAN GALLAGHER, CARLOS MARMOL (7TH), NEAL COTTS (8TH), BOBBY
    HOWRY (8TH) AND GEOVANY SOTO
    CHA - JAVIER VAZQUEZ, BOONE LOGAN (5TH), NICK MASSET
    (6TH), MATT TH

    Jun 28 6:59 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY CARLOS QUENTIN (18) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 7TH OFF CARLOS MARMOL.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 5, CHI WHITE SOX 6
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J DYE (.306, 2-FOR-3, HR, 2 RBI)

    Cubs 5, White Sox 6  Bot 7, 0 OutsJun 28 6:28 PM
  • 47
    roots
    RUWTbot Took away 37 roots (Close Finish)

    Cubs 5, White Sox 6  Bot 7, 0 OutsJun 28 6:28 PM
  • 84
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 74 roots (Close Finish)

    Cubs 5, White Sox 5  Bot 7, 0 OutsJun 28 6:24 PM
  • 10
    roots
    senorpepr Added 5 roots

    Cubs 5, White Sox 5  Top 5, 0 OutsJun 28 5:34 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY ALEXEI RAMIREZ (5) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 4TH OFF SEAN GALLAGHER.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 5, CHI WHITE SOX 5
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: D WISE (.296, 0-FOR-1)

    Cubs 5, White Sox 5  Bot 4, 0 OutsJun 28 5:27 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DERREK LEE SCORED KOSUKE FUKUDOME AND MARK
    DEROSA.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, D LEE ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 5
    CHI WHITE SOX 4 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: D WARD (.324, 2-FOR-2, RBI)

    Cubs 5, White Sox 4  Top 4, 0 OutsJun 28 5:21 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARK DEROSA SCORED MIKE FONTENOT.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M DEROSA ON FIRST, K FUKUDOME ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 3
    CHI WHITE SOX 4 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: D LEE (.291, 2-FOR-2, RBI)

    Cubs 3, White Sox 4  Top 4, 0 OutsJun 28 5:20 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ORLANDO CABRERA SCORED ALEXEI RAMIREZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, O CABRERA ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 2
    CHI WHITE SOX 4 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: A PIERZYNSKI (.301, 1-FOR-1)

    Cubs 2, White Sox 4  Bot 2, 0 OutsJun 28 4:37 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JOE CREDE SCORED JIM THOME.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J CREDE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 2
    CHI WHITE SOX 3 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: N SWISHER (.237, 9 HR, 32 RBI)

    Cubs 2, White Sox 3  Bot 1, 0 OutsJun 28 4:20 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JERMAINE DYE (18) TO CENTER WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 1ST OFF SEAN GALLAGHER SCORED A.J. PIERZYNSKI.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 2, CHI WHITE SOX 2
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J THOME (.224, 14 HR, 38 RBI)

    Cubs 2, White Sox 2  Bot 1, 0 OutsJun 28 4:16 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CHN - SEAN GALLAGHER
    CHA - JAVIER VAZQUEZ

    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: O CABRERA (.276, 6 HR, 31 RBI)
    A PIERZYNSKI (.299, 5 HR, 30 RBI)
    C QUENTIN (.289,

    Cubs 2, White Sox 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsJun 28 4:08 PM