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Chicago,  IL  (SportsNetwork.com) - Marcus Semien  drove in the winning run in 
the  12th inning  to help the Chicago White  Sox to a 3-1 win over the Chicago 
Cubs in the opener of a four-game set. 

Alejandro  De Aza had an RBI and a run scored while Jose Abreu also had an RBI 
for the White Sox, who have won two in a row on the heels of a four-game skid. 

Daniel  Webb (3-0) got  the final out of the 11th inning to get the win, while 
Jose  Quintana pitched seven  innings in the start and gave up just one run on 
one hit with three walks and three strikeouts. 

Junior  Lake  drove in the  only run of  the game for  the Cubs, who have lost 
their last two. Jeff Samardzija gave up an unearned run on three hits with two 
walks and seven strikeouts in nine innings. 

"You  want to pitch late in the game but this whole 100-pitch thing has become 
a  facade," said  Samardzija. "It doesn't necessarily mean anything because it 
depends  on the guy  and the situation. They've let me go late in the game and 
it's good because I want that." 

In the 12th with Justin Grimm (1-1) on the mound, Alexei Ramirez hit a two-out 
single and stole second. Tyler Flowers then walked and Semien punched a double 
to left to score Ramirez. De Aza later worked a bases loaded walk to make it a 
3-1 game. 

"I was just trying to get a pitch up, they had been attacking me with breaking 
balls  that  at-bat," said  Semien.  "I  wanted one  a  little  higher up  and 
eventually I saw one." 

Matt  Lindstrom gave up a leadoff walk to Welington Castillo to start the home 
12th,  but then  got Nate  Schierholtz to  hit into  a double  play. Mike  Olt 
followed  with a  single, but Lindstrom struck out Luis Valbuena for his fifth 
save of the season. 

The White Sox jumped on top in the first inning as De Aza singled to start the 
frame,  moved to third on an Olt error off a Gordon Beckham grounder, and came 
home thanks to Abreu's sac fly. 

Quintana  retired  the first  14 batters he  faced before giving  up a walk to 
Schierholtz  with two  outs in  the fifth.  Schierholtz stole  second and  Olt 
worked a walk, but Darwin Barney grounded out to end the frame. 

The Cubs got  their first hit of the  game in the sixth as Samardzija led off 
with  a  double and moved  to third on Emilio  Bonifacio's sac bunt. Lake then 
brought home Samardzija with a sacrifice fly to tie the game. 

                                   Game Notes 

The Cubs were 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position and left seven on base 
...  The White Sox were 1-for-8 with RISP and stranded eight ... The Cubs took 
all four games against the White Sox last season. 

 
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