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Tuesday, May 6th (All times Eastern)

Chicago White Sox (16-17) at Chicago Cubs (11-19), 8:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: White Sox - Hector Noesi (0-2, 11.12) Cubs - Edwin Jackson (2-2, 5.24)

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago White Sox try to move one step closer to winning the Crosstown Cup on Tuesday when they continue their Windy Series matchup with the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs won all four meetings in this matchup a year ago, but the White Sox turned the tables on Monday, as Marcus Semien drove in the winning run in the 12th inning to help the Pale Hose to a 3-1 win.

Alejandro De Aza had an RBI and a run scored while Jose Abreu also had an RBI for the White Sox, who have won two in a row overall on the heels of a four- game skid.

Daniel Webb (3-0) got the final out of the 11th inning to get the win, while Jose Quintana pitched seven innings in the start and gave up just one run on one hit with three walks and three strikeouts.

Junior Lake drove in the only run of the game for the Cubs, who have lost their last two. Jeff Samardzija gave up an unearned run on three hits with two walks and seven strikeouts in nine innings.

"You want to pitch late in the game but this whole 100-pitch thing has become a facade," said Samardzija. "It doesn't necessarily mean anything because it depends on the guy and the situation. They've let me go late in the game and it's good because I want that."

Getting the call for the White Sox on Tuesday will be righty Hector Noesi, who will be making his second start with the team. Noesi absorbed the loss on Wednesday against Detroit, as he allowed four runs and five hits in just 3 2/3 innings, dropping him to 0-2 on the year to go along with an 11.12 ERA.

"He just kind of fell behind a couple of guys, made some mistakes in that inning and kind of compounded on us," ChiSox catcher Tyler Flowers said after that game. "But I definitely like his arm. I think he's a very talented pitcher."

Noesi started the year with the Seattle Mariners and has also pitched for the Texas Rangers this season.

The Cubs, meanwhile, will turn to righty Edwin Jackson, who is 2-2 with a 5.24 ERA. Jackson won for the second time in three starts on Wednesday in Cincinnati, despite a so-so showing that saw him surrender four runs in 5 2/3 innings.

"It's all about executing pitches," Jackson said. "If you execute your pitches, you don't have to worry about the consequences."

Jackson has struggled against the White Sox, going just 1-4 in eight starts against them with a 6.60 ERA.

After tonight's tilt these city rivals will head south for a pair of games at U.S. Cellular Field. Of course, the winner of this four-game series will win the city's Crosstown Cup.

05/06 10:42:21 ET

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