Chicago Sun Times: Lord Stanley's Cup was planted on the Wrigley Field mound before the finale of the crosstown series between the Cubs and White Sox on Sunday night -- and it must have left a trace of magic.
For almost seven innings, the men on the mound -- Cubs lefty Ted Lilly and White Sox right-hander Gavin Floyd -- matched each other in not allowing a hit. Floyd's bid ended in the seventh when Alfonso Soriano doubled with two outs and then scored on Chad Tracy's single. He gave up only one other single.
Lilly's ended with more suspense in the top of the ninth when Juan Pierre, hitting for Floyd, singled up the middle.
But Lilly (2-5) came out with the victory when closer Carlos Marmol made the 1-0 margin stand.
''It was unbelievable,'' Lilly said. ''The Blackhawk guys coming here, there was so much energy. I can't remember that much energy. I guess I'd have to go back to 2001 and the World Series to get that feel. It was awesome, really special. continued
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Monday, June 14, 2010
Hawks, Cup at Wrigley Sunday brought both teams some excitement that kept the game hitless until the 7th inning.
Here the teams posed for a triple team photo which has never been done before the start of the Cubs-Sox Crosstown Classic on Sunday where, again, fans came within one half inning of witnessing a no hitter and not even seeing a 'hit' til the 7th.
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