The White Sox scored two more touchdowns and missed another extra point against the Cardinals Wednesday; at least that’s what the score looked like. For the second straight game, Chicago put up double digits against St. Louis winning 13-5.
There was no offensive let up for a Sox team that scored 20 runs the game before. Every Chicago starter, except Jermaine Dye 0-for-5, had a hit, five starters had multiple hits, Jim Thome led the way with four hits, Paul Konerko had two hits and four RBIs, and they rocked four home runs off starter Jason Marquis.
Westphalia, MO product Joe Crede homered in the game along with Jim Thome, Paul Konerko, and Juan Uribe.
In five innings, Marquis gave up 13 runs and 14 hits. Needless to say, he got the loss. Unlike the 20 run debacle, the bullpen held its own in this one. Braden Looper, Adam Wainright, and Brad Thompson combined to keep the Sox scoreless over three innings. .
In the first two games of this series, Chicago has scored 33 runs, one short of the team record.
St. Louis area native Mark Buehrle scattered four runs on 10 hits in seven innings to get the win against his childhood team.
Hector Luna had three hits and an RBI for the Redbirds.