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Rain ends game in top of sixth

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- The game only lasted 5 1/2 innings, but it
was long enough for Greg Maddux to gain revenge and his 296th
win.

Maddux allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings and Rey Ordonez belted
a two-run homer as the Chicago Cubs beat the Chicago White Sox,
4-2, in a rain-shortened contest.

Last Sunday, Maddux gave up a season-high nine runs and 11 hits
in four innings to the White Sox. The four-time Cy Young Award
winner bounced back Saturday, limiting the Cubs' "Windy City"
rivals to five hits and one walk while striking out three.

Mike Wuertz got the final two outs in the top of the sixth
inning for what turned out to be his first major league
save when the game was called.

Todd Walker led off the first with a triple and Ordonez smacked
a pitch from White Sox rookie Felix Diaz (1-2) over the
left-center field wall for his first homer of the season. One
out later, Moises Alou added his 19th home run for a 3-0 lead.

Sammy Sosa contributed his 14th home run - a solo shot - in the
fifth, before the contest was delayed by rain for a fourth and
final time. The Cubs have won three in a row overall and six of
their last seven at home.

Diaz gave up three runs and six hits in four innings to take the
loss. He struck out six and walked one.