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MLB Game Summary - Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox



(Wednesday, May 7th)

Final Score: Chicago White Sox 8, Chicago Cubs 3

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Gordon Beckham and Paul Konerko each drove in three runs, while Beckham homered for the second straight game as the White Sox topped the Cubs, 8-3, on Wednesday.

Jose Abreu had three hits with two runs scored and he and Konerko both doubled twice in the fourth straight White Sox triumph. The winning streak comes on the heels of four consecutive losses.

All eight Sox runs came in the first five innings against Travis Wood (2-4), who went four-plus and yielded eight hits and five walks with just three strikeouts.

Wood's counterpart John Danks (3-2) did his job for the White Sox, holding the crosstown rivals to three runs on four hits while fanning eight over six innings.

"I was able to stay a little more within myself and for that I had better control," said Danks, referring to his last start where he was touched for eight runs on 10 hits in a loss at Cleveland.

The Cubs, losers in four straight, will look to end their slide in the finale of this home-and-home four-game set on Thursday.

The White Sox got on the board first on Alexei Ramirez's RBI single to center, and the Cubs tied it a half inning later on a Luis Valbuena RBI double.

Moises Sierra reached on an infield single and Adrian Nieto drew a walk to put two on for Beckham in the home fourth, setting the stage for his three-run blast to center.

"They put some swings on some pretty good pitches," said Wood, " but Beckham made me pay when I left one up."

The Cubs got two back in the next half inning. Mike Olt made it 4-2 with a solo shot to leadoff the fifth, and Emilio Bonifacio doubled in Darwin Barney. Danks limited the damage, however, striking out Junior Lake and Anthony Rizzo to strand two baserunners.

The bottom of the fifth featured more fireworks from the White Sox. Abreu and Dayan Viciedo both singled and Ramirez walked to load the bags for Konerko, who cleared them with his double down the left field line.

Wood then gave way to Brian Schlitter, who got Sierra to ground out for the first out. Marcus Semien singled home Konerko though, and it was 8-3 through five.

Neither team pushed across another run the rest of the way.

Game Notes

The White Sox went 4-for-12 with runners in scoring position and stranded eight ... Jake Arrieta is set to make his second start of the season for the Cubs on Thursday, while the White Sox will send Scott Carroll to the mound.

05/08 01:20:46 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
 
Final
CHI 103
NYK 97
 
Final
HOU 90
NOP 99
 
2nd
SAC 48
MIL 49
 
1st
GSW 9
OKC 19
 
Final
RICE 72
STTHOMASTX 61
 
Final
UVA 70
CLST 54
Final
LIU 69
FIU 58
 
Final
STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
Final
QUIN 80
LEH 65
 
Final
SFLA 69
SHU 89
Final
RICH 65
SALA 54
Final
CAN 60
USB 59
 
Final
DEL 62
TEMPL 82
Final
WCU 56
WRST 69
 
Final
VERM 56
YALE 57
 
Final
SDKST 75
IDST 72
 
Final
RIDE 62
MRGST 48
 
Final
LATU 79
NICST 54
 
Final
CHAR 75
APP 65
Final
MISS 71
CCAR 68
 
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
 
Final
BRAD 80
EUREK 38
 
Final
PEAY 76
OAKC 52
 
Final
JST 66
SMISS 46
 
Final
SD 55
MNTST 53
 
Final
UAB 70
LSU 79
 
2nd
EVAN 69
OHIO 69
 
Half
CSFU 30
CSDH 17
 
Half
ORST 48
DEP 28
 
Half
PAC 35
NEV 17
 
Half
USF 46
PORST 22
 
Half
IDAHO 49
WALLA 18
 
1st
UTST 15
CALST 16
 
Final
PIT 1
COL 0
Final
PHI 1
FLA 2
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 5
Final
MON 1
ANA 2
 
1st
SJS 0
EDM 0
 
1st
LOS 0
STL 0
 
4th
JAC 21
TEN 10