It’s one thing to get knocked out of first place. It’s quite another to get knocked out of first place and be on the verge of being swept by the worst team in baseball:
David DeJesus hit a two-run single sparked by aggressive baserunning and Starlin Castro made an incredible catch to back Wood and lift the Cubs to a 2-1 Interleague victory Tuesday night over the White Sox.
It was payback time. The Cubs have won the series, and also the most games on the South Side since 2007, when they swept the road portion of the series. The White Sox won all three games at Wrigley Field in May in this home-and-road crosstown showdown.
“I enjoy it big time,” Castro said of the intracity series. “That’s why everybody plays hard — you want to win. You don’t want to lose to the White Sox in this city.”
Wood (1-3), making his seventh start, scattered four hits over six innings for his first win with the Cubs and first in the big leagues since Aug. 19, 2011.
In other Cubs news, Darlin’ Starlin Castro is creeping on Troy Tuloqweqwsdsaski’s territory: