Jermaine Dye celebrates in the dugout after his homer in the first. (Paul Beaty/AP)
By Scott Merkin / MLB.com
Jim Thome kept the Sox rallying, with a game-tying homer in the fourth and a two-run double in an eighth-inning comeback effort that fell just short. Jose Contreras showed signs of a spectacular start, but his two homers allowed produced all five Cubs runs, and he took the loss.
BATTING 2B: Fox (5, Contreras), Blanco (4, Thornton). HR: Fox (2, 4th inning
off Contreras, 1 on, 2 out), Soto, G (7, 7th inning off Contreras, 2 on, 1 out). TB: Soto, G 5; Fox
7; Blanco 2; Fukudome; Lee, D. RBI: Fox 2 (11), Soto, G 3 (24). 2-out RBI:
Fox 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fontenot; Fox; Fukudome. Team RISP:
1-for-6. Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING SB: Fukudome (6, 2nd base off Contreras/Castro,
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