Chicago Sports Recap: 4/7/23

Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 9 – Pittsburgh Pirates 13

Highlights:  Bryan Reynolds homered and drove in six runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrated Andrew McCutchen’s homecoming with a 13-9 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday. Reynolds hit a two-run homer in the third and a bases-clearing triple in the fifth. Luis Robert hit a pair of two-run homers for the White Sox. Oscar Colás added the first home run of his career in the ninth. Tim Anderson collected four hits and scored four times but Chicago was undone by another shaky pitching performance. The White Sox have allowed 12 or more runs in three of their last four games, dropping all three. Read more at:  (AP)

Chicago CubsTexas Rangers 0 – Chicago Cubs 2

Highlights:  Marcus Stroman pitched six scoreless innings and Cody Bellinger delivered the go-ahead RBI to help the Cubs blank the Texas Rangers 2-0 on Friday. Stroman (2-0) struck out six and allowed two hits and three walks a few days after opening the season with a six-inning, eight-strikeout effort. Texas’ Nathan Eovaldi (1-1) allowed only a walk his first time through the order but the Cubs made the most of it when they got a few hits in the fourth. Stroman loaded the bases in the sixth with a pair of walks but killed the threat by getting Josh Jung to gently ground out. Mark Leiter Jr. worked a clean seventh and Michael Fulmer came on for the final two to convert his first save opportunity of the new season. Read more at:  (AP)

Chicago BullsChicago Bulls 115 – Dallas Mavericks 112

Highlights:  Kyrie Irving had a seat next to Dallas owner Mark Cuban, and fellow All-Star Luka Doncic wasn’t far away in sweats after his limited duty was finished. Neither was available to address how the Mavericks essentially pulled the plug on their season before they were eliminated from the postseason. That chore was left to coach Jason Kidd — again. Coby White scored 24 points and the short-handed Chicago Bulls rallied past the depleted Mavericks 115-112 on Friday night, eliminating Dallas from play-in contention a year after the club reached the Western Conference finals. Patrick Williams scored 23 points for Chicago, and Nikola Vucevic had 20 points and 10 rebounds. White also had 11 assists. Read more at:  (AP)

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