Crosstown Classic: Sox Beat Cubs in 12

Hearty souls sat through a cold night on the north side to watch the Chicago White Sox beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1

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    Nate Schierholtz #19 of the Chicago Cubs steals second base as Gordon Beckham #15 of the Chicago White Sox takes the the throw during the fifth inning on May 5, 2014 at Wrigley Field.

    A few hearty souls sat through a cold night on the North Side to watch the Chicago White Sox beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 in 12 innings in the first game of the 2014 Crosstown Classic.

    Offense was in short supply throughout the game, with Sox rookie Jose Abreu -- the AL Player of the Month -- providing the South Siders only regular frame run in the first inning on a sacrifice fly.

    Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija again took his squad on his back, starting off the 6th inning with a double and scoring on a sacrifice fly.

    The Sox finally broke through in the top of the 12th inning with a two-out single by Alexi Ramirez. Tyler Flowers followed up with a walk, leading to an RBI double by Marcus Semien that proved to be the game winner.

    Pitcher Justin Grimm later walked in another run to make it 3-1 and Matt Lindstrom retired the side in the bottom of the 12th to end the ball game.

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