Chicago Sports Recap: 4/23/23

Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox 1 – Tampa Bay Rays 4

Highlights: Zach Eflin pitched five effective innings in his return from injury and the Tampa Bay Rays hit two more home runs Sunday, beating the slumping Chicago White Sox 4-1 for their 13th consecutive home win to begin the season. Tampa Bay (19-3) tied the 2009 Los Angeles Dodgers for the second-longest home winning streak to start a season since 1901. The 1907 New York Giants opened with 15 straight wins at home. Luke Raley and Harold Ramirez went deep for the Rays, who have homered in each of their first 22 games, extending their major league record. Eloy Jiménez had an RBI double for the White Sox, who have lost nine of 11 and are 7-15 overall. Read more at:  (AP)

Chicago CubsLos Angeles Dodgers 7 – Chicago Cubs 3

Highlights:  Mookie Betts homered and drove in four runs in his first career start at shortstop, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 on Sunday. Max Muncy and J.D. Martinez also connected as Los Angeles took three of four in the series at Wrigley Field. Clayton Kershaw (4-1) pitched six innings of three-hit ball in career win No. 201. Yan Gomes hit a solo homer for the Cubs, who won two of three at Dodgers Stadium last weekend. Cody Bellinger collected two more hits against his former team, including a run-scoring single. Read more at:  (AP)

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