The Sox were able to win 2/3 against crosstown rivals Cubs, dropping the first game 6-3 and winning the final 2 with scores of 2-3 and 3-4.
The deepest a starter went in the series was 5.1 innings. Gavin and Peavy went deep into counts and Buehrle exited early due to a 1 hour and 44 minute rain delay in the middle game. Gavin took the loss in the opener after having one of “those” innings; Buehrle was pitching very well before he left and Peavy looked good but noticeably had some cobwebs. The Bullpen was relied upon heavily, and was stellar surrendering 0 earned runs over the 11.1 innings pitched. Sergio Santos earned saves 13 and 14 with 2.1 nasty innings.
AJ kept his hot hitting alive this series going 5/11 including a pivotal triple and Rios kept up his hot hitting with a .400 average in the series. Konerko went deep twice to tie the consecutive games with a homer mark at 5. Adam Dunn went 0/8 stiking out 5 times and Quentin continued his slow streak going 2/12, Alexei had his worst series in a while going 2/11 but he did score a run each time on base.