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2008 Cubs & Chicago White Sox Crosstown Classic Game Info & Lineups

Date Location Winning Team
Score
Losing Team
Score
6/29/2008 U.S. Cellular Field White Sox
5
Cubs
1
  Mark Buehrle throws 7 innings and strikes out 5. Sox dominant relievers of Linebrink and Jenks finish off their revenge sweep of the Cubs.  South Siders ding 3 home runs by Quentin (19), Anderson (4), and Thome (15).  Sean Marshall matches Buerhle for innings and K's, but gives up 3 in a solid effort.  This was the last game against each other for 2008. Or, is it??????????? Here's to seeing a post-season, Crosstown Classic.
6/28/2008 U.S. Cellular Field White Sox
6
Cubs
5
  With the game tied at 5 in the 7th, Carlos Quentin continues his clutch and hot hitting and his quest for the MVP by hitting the game winner and his 18th of the year off struggling Carlos Marmol. Sox head in the final game with a possible sweep of the Cubs at home. Both starters of Gallagher and Vasquez get hit hard and only go 6 and 4 1/3 respectively. Taters by Dye "oh my" his 18th, Alexi "New Daddy" Ramirez hits his 5th, and Carlos Quentin tags his 18th.  Derrek Lee goes 5 for 5 with 3 RBI.
6/27/2008 U.S. Cellular Field White Sox
10
Cubs
3
  The Sox take advantage of Eric Patterson's impressions of past Cub players like Dwight Smith and Dave Kingman when Orlando Cabrera tags up and takes second on a fly out to left (later scored on Quintin's single in the first), then in the 3rd Patterson misplays a line drive single and his throw to the plate is off the mark. Ryan Dempster's control falters and fan favorite Swisher tags a grand salami off Dempster. "You can put a whole bunch up on the booooo-aaaaard", well 7 actually, in the 3rd.  Soto and Fontenot hit back-to-back jacks in the 5th, but the Cubs cannot come back against the South siders and the Sox take the first game at "The Cell."
6/22/2008 Wrigley Field Cubs
7
White Sox
1
  Javier Vasquez starts out wild throwing 8 straight balls, and an error on SS Cabrera sets the tone for the game, as the Cubs take pitches and score two in the first, and then sweep the ChiSox for the final game of the series on a Sunday Night Baseball game on ESPN. Ryan Dempster goes to 9-0 at home on the season and Aramis Ramirez hits his fourth HR of the weekend.  For the series, Jermaine Dye goes 5-13 (.385), with 3R, 2HR & 4RBI for the Sox. Ramirez goes 6-13 (.462), 4R, 4HR & 7RBI.
6/21/2008 Wrigley Field Cubs
11
White Sox
7
  Cubs errupt for 9 runs in the 4th, as Edmonds homers twice in one inning. He's the 3rd cub to do so. The last two were the Slugger Sammy Sosa, and Mark Bellhorn of Red Sox W. Series fame. Dye and Ramirez hit homers for the second straight day.  Home Runs were: J Edmonds 2 (5), M Fontenot (3), A Ramirez (13), J Dye (16), Wise (1).
6/20/2008 Wrigley Field Cubs
4
White Sox
3
  Dye homers in the 2nd, Pierzynski in the 3rd, Lee and Ramirez hit back to back jacks in the 7th, and Aramis hits his 2nd of the game, a walk-off HR in the bottom of the 9th. Wood gets the Win, Linebrink the loss. Attendance: 41,106 (100% full)
Game Time: 2:32, Weather: 72 degrees, partly cloudy, Wind: 5 mph, Umpires: Home Plate - Tim Mcclelland, First Base - Mike Dimuro, Second Base - Mike Estabrook, Third Base - Mike Everitt
2008 Crosstown Classic Season Standings Cubs
3
White Sox
3
 
.311 AVG, 12 HR, 6.56 ERA
.296 AVG, 11 HR, 5.12 ERA
 

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6/22/2008
   
 Chicago White Sox   0  0  0     0  0  0     1  0  0   1 10 2
 Chicago Cubs   2  0  0     3  0  1     1  0  x     7 8 0
   
Winning Pitcher R. Dempster (9-2)
Losing Pitcher J. Vazquez (7-6)
Save (none)
HR E Patterson (1), A Ramirez (14)
Day/Night Night Game
Attendance 41,034
Time 2:52
Weather 65 degrees, partly cloudy
Wind 3 mph

Chicago White Sox
Starting Lineup:

Orlando Cabrera SS
A.J. Pierzynski C
Carlos Quentin LF
Jermaine Dye RF
Nick Swisher 1B
Joe Crede 3B
Dewayne Wise CF
Alexi Ramirez 2B
Javier Vazquez P

Manager: Ozzie Guillen
Chicago Cubs
Starting Lineup:

Kosuke Fukudome RF
Eric Patterson LF
Derrek Lee 1B
Aramis Ramirez (3B)
Jim Edmonds CF
Geovany Soto C
Mark DeRosa 2B
Ryan Theriot SS
Ryan Dempster (P)

Manager: Lou Piniella

Umpires: Home Plate - Mike Estabrook, First Base - Mike Everitt, Second Base - Tim Mcclelland, Third Base - Mike Dimuro

6/21/2008
   
 Chicago White Sox   2  0  0     2  1  0     0  1  1   7 10 0
 Chicago Cubs   1  0  0     9  0  1     0  0  x     11 11 1
   
Winning Pitcher J. Marquis (6-3)
Losing Pitcher J. Contreras (6-6)
Save K. Wood (19)
HR J Edmonds 2 (5), M Fontenot (3), A Ramirez (13), J Dye (16), Wise (1)
Day/Night Day Game
Attendance 41,021
Time 2:52

Chicago White Sox
Starting Lineup:

Orlando Cabrera SS
A.J. Pierzynski C
Carlos Quentin LF
Jermaine Dye RF
Nick Swisher 1B
Joe Crede 3B
Dewayne Wise CF
Alexi Ramirez 2B
Jose Contreras P

Manager: Ozzie Guillen
Chicago Cubs
Starting Lineup:

Kosuke Fukudome RF
Eric Patterson LF
Derrek Lee 1B
Aramis Ramirez (3B)
Jim Edmonds CF
Mighty Mike Fontenot 2B
Geovany Soto C
Ryan Theriot SS
Jason Marquis (P)

Manager: Lou Piniella

Umpires: Home Plate - Mike Dimuro, First Base - Mike Estabrook, Second Base - Mike Everitt, Third Base - Tim Mcclelland

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6/20/2008
   
 Chicago White Sox   0  1  2     0  0  0     0  0  0     3 9 0
 Chicago Cubs   1  0  0     0  0  0     2  0  1     4 10 0
   
Winning Pitcher Kerry Wood
Losing Pitcher Scott Linebrink
Save (none)
HR Pierzynski (5), Dye (15), Lee (15), Ramirez 2 (12)
Day/Night Day Game
Attendance 41,106
Time 2:32

Chicago White Sox
Starting Lineup:

Orlando Cabrera SS
A.J. Pierzynski C
Carlos Quentin LF
Jermaine Dye RF
Nick Swisher 1B
Joe Crede 3B
Alexei Ramirez 2B
Brian N. Anderson CF
John Danks SP

Manager: Ozzie Guillen
Chicago Cubs
Starting Lineup:

Kosuke Fukudome CF
Ryan Theriot SS
Derrek Lee 1B
Aramis Ramirez 3B
Geovany Soto C
Mark DeRosa RF
Matt Murton LF
Ronny Cedeno 2B
Ted Lilly (P)

Manager: Lou Piniella

Game Time: 2:32, Weather: 72 degrees, partly cloudy, Wind: 5 mph, Umpires: Home Plate - Tim Mcclelland, First Base - Mike Dimuro, Second Base - Mike Estabrook, Third Base - Mike Everitt