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The win was the first for Lilly (2-5) since he beat Milwaukee in his first start this season. He struck out three, walked one and hit two batters with pitches after going 0-5 in his previous eight starts. The Cubs won for only the fourth time in 13 games while avoiding a sweep against their crosstown rivals.
The White Sox had won five straight against the Cubs.
Floyd (2-7) was a tough-luck loser as the White Sox's season-high four-game win streak ended. He allowed just three hits while striking out a season-high nine with three walks, but came up just short on a night when he and Lilly were brilliant.
Cubs slugger Derrek Lee had just walked with one out in the seventh and been caught stealing by catcher A.J. Pierzynski -- who pounded his chest -- when Soriano drove a 3-2 pitch down the left-field line for a double to break up Floyd's no-hitter.
On the next pitch, Tracy ended the shutout when he singled up the middle just beyond the reach of a diving Beckham at second base.
NOTES: The only double no-hitter through nine innings in major league history was May 2, 1917, at Wrigley Field, with Cincinnati's Fred Toney and Chicago's Hippo Vaughn on the mound. The Reds beat the Cubs 1-0 in 10 innings. ... Not quite ready to declare him an everyday player, Cubs manager Lou Piniella said OF Tyler Colvin can expect more playing time. The prized rookie came into Sunday's game with a .305 average and six homers. "He's going to play a lot more than he has been," Piniella said. "We've been patient. And I've said all along that if the time was right to make this type of move (we'd make it)." Piniella's comment came two days after he criticized longtime Chicago baseball analyst Steve Stone, who calls White Sox games, for questioning his handling of Colvin. ... The Cubs worked with SS Starlin Castro on his tags before the game. Castro missed one when Pierre made a neat dive to steal second in the seventh on Saturday, setting up a run-scoring single by Konerko.
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