Cubs In Haiku: Ubs 9, Another Team 3

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The Cubs and Red Sox wore the same uniforms the teams used in the 1918 World Series.  It looked pretty nice.

Throwback uniforms
Made Saturday's game look strange
Was it Ubs v. Blanks?

With some big Red Sox errors
Evens the series

A scary moment
Marlon Byrd hit in the face
Goes to hospital
It was a close game Saturday, worthy of two storied franchises, until all of the breaks went the Cubs' way in the top of the eighth.  The Cubs sent 12 men to the plate and the Red Sox committed two big errors to give the Cubs an 8-run inning and the win.  
The Cubs had already scored three runs when Boston shortstop Jed Lowrie dropped a routing popup off the bat of Alfonso Soriano, allowing another run to score.  The Cubs scored a fifth run on Jeff Baker's double before Darwin Barney flew out to right for the second out. The inning almost ended due to terrible baserunning by Soriano and Baker, but an error by third baseman Kevin Youkilis helped Soriano avoid being caught in a rundown and two more runs scored. 
Only after another Cubs run, with Fukudome scoring on a double by Starlin Castro, was Red Sox reliever Franklin Morales (making his first appearance since joining the Red Sox on Thursday) was able to get Ramirez to pop out to end Boston's nightmare.
There was a frightening scene in the second inning when Marlon Byrd was hit below the left eye by a pitch. He never lost consciousness and left the field on his feet, but was kept in the hopstial overnight for observation.  
But those throwback uniforms looked pretty cool.  Check out these pictures.  


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