Chicago White Sox: Taking 5 of 6 from Chicago Cubs is brilliant

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The Chicago White Sox are the better baseball team in town and everybody knows it. It certainly isn’t a permanent thing but it should stay this way for a long time. They have a brilliant young core and the Chicago Cubs traded their core away earlier in the summer. No matter what the situation is on either side of town, seeing the White Sox take five of six from the Cubs will always be sweet.

Back at Wrigley Field, the White Sox swept them right out of their own building. This time around, the series at Guaranteed Rate Field had its similarities. The first game, like the one at Wrigley, was a wild ride. In fact, the Cubs got out to a 6-0 lead and looked like they were going to run away with it. Instead, the White Sox came back and won a shootout by scoring 17 runs.

Sunday’s game was one you tip your cap to your opponent. Alec Mills pitched a gem and the Cubs smashed the White Sox 7-0. It was one of those games where nothing went right and you just have to take your beating.

With the series on the line, the White Sox needed a big effort on Sunday. They did that as they came out and beat them by a final score of 13-1. From the moment that Luis Robert gave them a 1-0 lead, the Cubs had no chance of winning. Dylan Cease shut the door from there and the rest of the lineup kept piling it on. Every player in the batting order came around to score at least once.

The Chicago White Sox beat the Chicago Cubs and they should feel good about it.

As mentioned before, the Cubs are having a tough season. The dynasty is over and their rebuild is pending. That doesn’t, however, make this win any less sweet. You can bet that the Cubs were ecstatic beating the White Sox in these games over the past five or six years. Now, it is the White Sox turn. They run this town when it comes to elite baseball in the year 2021.

This is the type of series that you hope carries the White Sox forward. They just got done splitting a 14 game run against playoff contenders in the New York Yankees, Oakland A’s, Tampa Bay Rays, and Toronto Blue Jays. Winning a series against the Cubs was much needed. Now, the schedule does lighten up again and it is up to the White Sox to take advantage. After a Monday off-day, they will be playing the Pittsburgh Pirates at home.

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