Chi. White Sox 7, Chi. Cubs 4

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Saturday, May 19, 2012 7:15 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 81°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jeff Kellogg, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - Tim Timmons,
Attendance - 40228

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. White Sox 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 7 10 0
Chi. Cubs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 9 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. White Sox 20-21 7-12 13-9 W3
Chi. Cubs 15-25 9-14 6-11 L5


White Sox 7, Cubs 4: John Danks pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings and Dayan Viciedo drove in three runs as the White Sox beat the Cubs for the sixth time in the last seven meetings.

Danks (3-4) retired the first 13 batters he faced before giving up a one-out double to Alfonso Soriano in the fifth inning. The Cubs got two more hits leading off the sixth, but Danks kept the shutout bid intact by striking out Darwin Barney and getting Starlin Castro to hit into a double play.

The left-hander departed after striking out Bryan LaHair to open the seventh inning, his fourth of the night. Danks allowed three hits and a walk.

Soriano finally got the Cubs on the board with a two-out, two-run homer off Zach Stewart in the ninth inning, his third hit of the game. Joe Mather added another two-run shot before Koyie Hill grounded out to end the comeback bid.

Viciedo hit a two-run homer in the third inning against Ryan Dempster (0-2), and A.J. Pierzynski followed with a solo shot to give the visitors a 4-0 lead. The White Sox had opened the scoring on Viciedo’s first-inning RBI single.

The White Sox pulled away with three runs in the eighth inning. Adam Dunn hit a leadoff home run and Alexei Ramirez added an RBI single before Alejandro De Aza capped the scoring by drawing a two-out bases-loaded walk.

Dempster, still looking for his first win of the year, matched a season high by allowing four runs on seven hits in six innings. He struck out three and allowed three walks.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Viciedo is 10-for-21 with four home runs in his last six games. ... The White Sox have won 44 of their last 60 interleague games overall and 22 of 28 on the road. ... Dunn walked in each of his other four plate appearances.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. White Sox   Chi. Cubs
John Danks Player Ryan Dempster
Win W/L Loss
6.1 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 3
3 Hits 7
0.00 ERA 6.00
Chi. White Sox   Chi. Cubs
Alejandro De Aza Player Alfonso Soriano
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 2
0 HR 1
2 TB 7
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. White Sox 10 3 20 .286 17 8 7 6 1 0
Chi. Cubs 9 2 16 .265 12 5 4 1 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against Chi. White Sox. The Cubs have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .458 after a loss.
  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game on the road against Chi. Cubs. The White Sox have a W/L % of .579 after a win and .429 after a loss.
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