The Chicago White Sox are leading 2-0 over the Chicago Cubs through four innings of play on Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field. The game was scoreless after three frames, but the Pale Hose have gone ahead thanks to a pair of fourth-inning home runs.
Cubs starter Paul Maholm was doing well early, but he made a couple of mistakes in the fourth inning that proved to be costly. Gordon Beckham and Adam Dunn took advantage of those errors, smacking back-to-back bombs in the fourth inning to give the Sox the advantage.
Dunn's homer, an absolute bomb that nearly left Wrigley Field, was his 14th of the season, tying him for second in the American League with Baltimore's Adam Jones. Beckham continues to have a strong series against the Cubs, as he's now 4-for-11 with two homers.
Jake Peavy has pitched well for the White Sox so far on Sunday, allowing just two hits and zero walks over four scoreless innings of work. The Cubs managed to load the bases in the bottom of the fourth, but Peavy got Adrian Cardenas to pop out and end the inning. Bryan LaHair is 1-for-1 with a walk today to lead the Cubs' offense.
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