Cubs In Haiku: Cubs 6, White Sox 3

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Carlos Pena makes his way through the Cubs dugout after hitting a three-run homer in the sixth inning that proved to be the game-winner (Tribune Photo by Scott Strazzante)

Gave Cubs the lead in the sixth
Which made Cubs fans smile

Arguing call in the sixth
Which made Geo smile

Cubs stars of the game?
Carlos, Carlos and Carlos
Z, Pena, Marmol
After the Sox took a 3-0 lead in the first, Carlos Zambrano settled down and gave up no more runs over the next seven innings on Monday night to start this year's Crosstown Classic.  A two-RBI single by Starlin Castro in the third got the Cubs close, but the real action came in the sixth inning.  
Castro led off the sixth with a solo shot, and Carlos Pena's three run homer gave Big Z a bigger lead than he (or Carlos Marmol, who got the save) needed against the White Sox.
More fun came in the bottom of the sixth,  Alexei Ramirez was tagged out by Geovany Soto on a dribbler in front of the plate.  The ball was rolling back, but Geo picked up the ball before it passed home plate and tagged Ramirez.  Needless to say, Ozzie Guillen did not like the call and was quickly tossed from the game while arguing that the ball had rolled foul.  He then kicked Soto's catcher's mask (which Geo had already removed) which made the Cubs catcher smile, as the video shows.


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