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-
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
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
"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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