Chicago Sports Recap: 4/8/23

Chicago BlackhawksChicago Blackhawks 3 – Seattle Kraken 7

Highlights:  Jordan Eberle, Jared McCann and Daniel Sprong each had a goal and an assist and the Seattle Kraken beat the Chicago Blackhawks 7-3 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory. The second-year Kraken, who clinched their first Stanley Cup playoff spot Thursday, also got goals from Eeli Tolvanen, Yanni Gourde, Adam Larsson and Morgan Geekie. Jamie Oleksiak had three assists. Martin Jones made 15 saves two periods, then was replaced by Philipp Grubauer at the start of the third. Grubauer had 11 saves. Seth Jones scored twice for Chicago, which lost for the 10th time in the 11 games and is tied with Columbus for the fewest points in the NHL with 56. Lukas Reichel also scored and Petr Mrazek made 24 saves. Read more at:  (AP)

Chicago CubsTexas Rangers 3 – Chicago Cubs 10

Highlights:  Justin Steele pitched six effective innings and Patrick Wisdom homered, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Texas Rangers 10-3 on Saturday. Trey Mancini had three of Chicago’s 14 hits in its third consecutive win. Yan Gomes hit a solo homer in a four-run eighth, and Wisdom, Dansby Swanson, Nico Hoerner and Nick Madrigal each had two hits.Texas tried to rally in the seventh. Nathaniel Lowe’s RBI single off Keegan Thompson made it 5-2, but Jung struck out swinging with runners on second and third for the final out of the inning.  Read more at:  (AP)

Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox 11 – Pittsburgh Pirates 5

Highlights:  Chicago White Sox pitching remains very much a work in progress. Their bats, however, appear to be just fine — especially on the road. Yasmani Grandal, Luis Robert Jr., Oscar Colás had two hits and drove in two runs each as Chicago beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-5 on Saturday night. Tim Anderson, Andrew Benintendi and Andrew Vaughn also had two hits each for the White Sox, who jumped on Vince Velasquez (0-2) early to end a two-game skid. Elvis Andrus also drove in two runs on a sacrifice fly and an RBI single. Read more at:  (AP)

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