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White Sox Power Past Cubs

Eloy Jimenez drove in five runs with two homers and a double, and the Chicago White Sox beat the crosstown Cubs 9-3 on Sunday night for their first sweep of a three-game series at Wrigley Field since May 2012.


Jimenez and Andrew Vaughn hit two-run shots after Tim Anderson led off the game with a solo drive as the White Sox hit Zach Davies hard in a five-run first inning. The outburst put the AL Central leaders ahead early on a warm night with the wind blowing out at the iconic ballpark.


Anderson also finished with three hits as the White Sox won their fourth straight and moved 10 1/2 games ahead of second-place Cleveland. The Cubs have dropped four straight and 10 of 12.


Jimenez's homers were his second and third in nine games since returning from a torn pectoral tendon that kept him out since spring training.


Dylan Cease (9-6) labored, but got through five innings and won for the first time in three starts against his former team. The right-hander allowed three runs on five hits and three walks. He struck out 10, although he admitted he wasn't his sharpest.


The scoring outburst was boost - and a statement as the White Sox start to get injured stars back. Center fielder Luis Robert is set to rejoin the team on Monday.


Frank Schwindel had two RBIs and Rafael Ortega had two hits for the Cubs.


Davies (6-9) gave up seven runs on seven hits and lasted just two innings in his third straight loss. The righty has allowed 18 runs in his last 12 innings.


White Sox RHP Lucas Giolito (8-8, 3.98) is slated to start Monday afternoon at Minnesota. The Twins hadn't named a starter.


Milwaukee RHP Freddy Peralta (8-3, 2.21) will start the opener of a four-game series in Chicago on Monday. RHP Alex Mills (5-4, 4.41) is the likely starter for the Cubs.

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