Rapid Reaction: White Sox 3, Cubs 2

June, 21, 2011
6/21/11
11:33
PM CT
Levine By Bruce Levine
ESPNChicago.com
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A quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 3-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field.


The good: Carlos Pena hit his fourth home run in six games, a solo shot off of White Sox starter Mark Buehrle. Cubs starter Matt Garza got a no-decision for his five-innings of two-run, five-hit baseball. Garza left after a 1-hour, 44-minute rain delay.

The bad: Reliever Jeff Samardzija gave up the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Brent Morel's sacrifice fly.

Outside the box: Cubs manager Mike Quade said Starlin Castro is the most deserving position player to represent the Cubs in the All-Star Game.

What’s next: Cubs left-hander Doug Davis (1-5, 4.95 ERA) opposes White Sox lefty Jake Peavy (2-1, 4.64) in the rubber match Wednesday night at U.S. Cellular Field.

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Bruce Levine has covered sports in Chicago for over 28 years and hosts "Talkin' Baseball," heard Saturday mornings on ESPN 1000.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Starlin Castro
BA HR RBI R
.292 14 65 58
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Rizzo 32
RBIA. Rizzo 78
RA. Rizzo 89
OPSA. Rizzo .913
WJ. Arrieta 10
ERAT. Wood 5.03
SOJ. Arrieta 167