A game that lasted nearly four hours between the two Chicago clubs last night ultimately fell in favor of the White Sox after Cubs reliever Justin Grimm ran into two-out trouble in the 12th inning, allowing both the go-ahead run and an insurance tally that gave Robin Ventura‘s club a series-opening win at Wrigley Field.
After the game, Jeff Samardzija, who tossed nine innings, allowing just one unearned run, reiterated that he will continue to do his job every five days in hopes of helping the team win – and he did not mention any desire to get out of the losing situation on the North Side, despite his failing to earn his first win of the season yet again.
In other big league news, San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain is headed to the disabled list in hopes of avoiding reopening a cut on his hand, Colorado Rockies infielder Nolan Arenado extended his hitting streak to 25 games in an 8-2 win over Texas and after an extensive rain delay, the Nationals blanked the Dodgers in Washington, D.C., 4-0.
Here’s the latest from around the league.
“Cubs fall to White Sox in extras; Samardzija still winless” – Cubbies Crib
“Abreu named AL Player/Rookie of the Month” – Southside Showdown
“Nationals top Dodgers after lengthy delay; Puig sits” – ESPN.com
VIDEO: “Renteria on losing close game, Samardzija’s start” – MLB.com
“Cain goes to DL to avoid reopening cut” - MLB.com