Series: Game 3 of 3

Chi White Sox won 2-1

Game 1: Friday, June 25
Chi Cubs7Final
Chi White Sox4
Game 2: Saturday, June 26
Chi Cubs3Final
Chi White Sox6
Game 3: Sunday, June 27
Chi Cubs4Final
Chi White Sox9

Cubs 4

(41-34, 21-19 away)

White Sox 9

(39-33, 24-15 home)

    3:05 PM ET, June 27, 2004

    U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois 

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    W: E. Loaiza (8-3)

    L: G. Maddux (6-6)

    Sox overcome two Sosa homers

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Aaron Rowand homered twice and the Chicago White Sox connected for six home runs Monday in a 9-5 victory over the rival Cubs.

    "This ballpark was a slump buster, it felt like we were in Wrigley Field," White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said of windy conditions similar to those at the Cubs' home ballpark in Chicago.

    Juan Uribe, Joe Borchard, A.J. Pierzynski and Paul Konerko homered for the White Sox with the aid of a 12 mph wind.

    Chicago Cubs catcher Michael Barrett, who called it a "Wrigley Field day," homered for the Cubs.

    "They took advantage of the elements today," Cubs manager Dusty Baker said.

    Mark Buehrle gave up five runs and 10 hits in 5 2-3 innings. He didn't walk a batter while striking out two.

    "We tried to stretch him another inning, but he did look tired," Guillen said.

    The Cubs took a 1-0 lead in the second on an RBI single by rookie Jason Dubois. In the third, Uribe hit a two-run homer, and Rowand followed with his first.

    "I wasn't going up there trying to hit home runs," Rowand said. "I was trying to hit line drives up the middle."

    Wilson Valdez singled home a run in the fourth against Cubs starter Ryan Dempster.

    Dempster, in line to be the Cubs' fifth starter, gave up six hits and four runs in four innings.

    "It was one of those days where you've got to try to get the ball inside on these guys because it's definitely carrying out to right," Dempster said. "I felt good out there. I was throwing strikes and getting ahead and making my pitches. Stuff like that is going to happen."

    The White Sox scored four runs in the fifth against left-hander Glendon Rusch. Rowand hit his second homer, Borchard hit a two-run homer and Pierzynski added a solo shot.

    Barrett homered in the bottom half, and the Cubs scored three more in the sixth.

    Derrek Lee went 3-for-3 for the Cubs. Nomar Garciaparra was 2-for-3. ^Notes:@ Veteran infielder Dave Hansen, who is in Cubs camp as a non-roster invitee, underwent an emergency appendectomy early Monday morning and will be out at least two to three weeks, according to Cubs general manager Jim Hendry.

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