MLB: Chicago White Sox 3, Chicago Cubs 2

June 26, 2010 at 10:22 PM
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CHICAGO, June 26 (UPI) -- Paul Konerko hit a tie-breaking, eighth-inning homer to back Freddy Garcia's strong start Saturday and the Chicago White Sox edged the Chicago Cubs 3-2.

Garcia and Cubs starter Carlos Silva engaged in a pitcher's duel through six innings, with both allowing a pair of runs. But after Silva was lifted for rookie Andrew Cashner (0-1), Konerko broke the tie with a towering solo blast to left, giving the White Sox their 11th straight win.

The victory streak is the longest for the White Sox since June 17-27, 1961.

Konerko's blast made a winner of J.J. Putz, who hurled the eighth inning. Matt Thornton collected his third save of the year with a scoreless ninth.

Garcia scattered eight hits over seven innings, issuing no walks and fanning five.

Aramis Ramirez hit a solo homer for the Cubs, who have lost seven of eight against their cross-town inter-league rivals dating to last year.

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