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Chicago,  IL  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Gordon  Beckham's  eight-inning home  run 
was  the  difference on  Tuesday,  as  the Chicago  White  Sox  took down  the 
crosstown-rival Cubs 5-1 at Wrigley Field. 

Beckham  went 4-for-5  at the dish with  two runs scored in the third straight 
White  Sox victory.  His solo shot to  left off Neil Ramirez (0-1) broke a 1-1 
tie, and the visitors tacked on three more runs in the ninth to pull away. 

"I  got a better  feel today," said Beckham. "It was bound to happen. I wasn't 
panicked, I've kind of been here before. I had a good game, happy to do it." 

Moises  Sierra, who was a late addition to the starting lineup after Adam Dunn 
was  scratched with  a bruised right calf, finished 4-for-4 while Jordan Danks 
drove  in  a pair  for the  Sox. Alexei Ramirez  and Tyler  Flowers had an RBI 
apiece. 

Hector  Noesi went five  innings for the visitors, allowing a run on four hits 
with six strikeouts. Zach Putnam (1-0) was perfect in two innings of relief to 
earn the win. 

Edwin  Jackson started for  the Cubs and went seven innings, allowing a run on 
six hits with a season-high nine strikeouts. 

"I  was able  to come out today  and make pitches when I needed to, especially 
with  men  on  base,"  Jackson  said. "Making  pitches  with  men  in  scoring 
position is the difference between giving up runs and not giving up runs." 

Leading  2-1,  Ramirez started  the top  of the  ninth with  a walk and Sierra 
reached  base  on an infield single  to third. Flowers plated Ramirez with his 
double  to left  and after Marcus Semien went down swinging, Danks cleared the 
bases with his double to the ivy in center. 

Cubs' reliever Pedro Strop was charged with three runs on three hits over just 
1/3 of an inning in the ninth before leaving with an apparent injury. 

Earlier,  Beckham came  around to  score the  game's first  run in  the fourth 
inning.  The Cubs got  the run  back in  the fifth  on Emilio Bonifacio's RBI 
single to right. 

                                   Game Notes 

The  two teams are  back at it on Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field to play the 
final two games of this four-game set ... The Cubs have dropped three in a row 
on  the heels of their season-high three-game winning streak ... The White Sox 
outhit the Cubs, 11-4. 

 
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