The Chicago White Sox completed a sweep of a two-game series of the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field Tuesday night, thanks to a bevy of runs in the ninth inning against Cubs’ relievers. Gordon Beckham broke out of a slump, hitting a key home run and collecting four hits on the night.
In the loss, Pedro Strop injured his groin and is set to have an MRI – and a trip to the disabled list has not yet been ruled out.
The two teams will continue the Crosstown Cup series tonight, as it shifts to the South Side at U.S. Cellular Field for the final two games. Southpaw Travis Wood will take the ball tonight, looking to snap the Cubs’ three-game losing streak.
In other news around the league, former Yankees closer Mariano Rivera said he would take Dustin Pedroia over Robinson Cano, setting off a media firestorm over the Seattle Mariners’ new second baseman. The Los Angeles Dodgers welcomed back ace Clayton Kershaw, who tossed seven shutout frames in his victorious return.
Here’s the latest news from around the league:
“Cano responds to Mariano Rivera’s remarks” – ESPN New York
“Like he never left: Kershaw cruises” – MLB.com
“Reliever Strop to have MRI on groin” – Cubs.com
“Arenado streak runs to 26 with double” – Rockies.com