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|Lopez, Marmol Pitch Cubs to Win
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Veteran Rodrigo Lopez allowed two hits in seven shutout innings and Aramis Ramirez homered Sunday as the Chicago Cubs beat the White Sox 3-1 to salvage the finale of a three-game series at Wrigley Field.
The White Sox captured the season crosstown series 4-2 with both Cubs' victories coming against Gavin Floyd. Floyd (6-8) gave up five hits and six runs over five innings in a June 20 loss at U.S. Cellular Field. He yielded seven hits in seven innings Sunday, three in the Cubs' three-run fourth inning.
The 35-year-old Lopez (1-2), in his third start for the Cubs since he was acquired in a minor league deal from the Braves in May, gave up a pair of infield singles, to Mark Teahen in the third on a hard-hit ball that first baseman Carlos Pena stopped and to Carlos Quentin, who hit a ball to deep short in the fourth. He struck out three with no walks in an efficient 75-pitch outing.
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