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Baseball Mon Apr 14 2008

Sox and Cubs Both Looking Shockingly Good

It's hard for me to get very hopeful, knowing both teams' track record, but this is shaping up to be a great year for Chicago baseball. The Sox are at the top of their division after finishing off the Tigers with not one but two grand slams yesterday — a team first — while the Cubs have eked one out with an extra-inning win on an error yesterday over the Phillies.

The next few games will be a test for both teams, as the Sox face the A's, a perennial rival, and the Cubs take on Dusty Baker's Reds. A middling Cincinnati team shouldn't be much of a challenge, but facing their former skipper may turn a few Cubbies toward point-proving, which rarely goes well. We'll see.

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