Chicago Sports Recap: 5/21/23

Chicago White SoxKansas City Royals 2 – Chicago White Sox 5

Highlights:  Luis Robert Jr. homered, Lance Lynn pitched six effective innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Sunday for a three-game series sweep. Romy González went 3 for 3 with two RBI as Chicago won for the fifth time in six games. The White Sox also improved to 12-8 since an ugly 10-game slide. Lynn (3-5) allowed two runs and four hits in his second straight win. The right-hander struck out six and walked two. Michael Massey hit a two-run homer for Kansas City, which finished with four hits. The last-place Royals have dropped seven of nine. Read more at:  (AP)

Chicago CubsChicago Cubs 1 – Philadelphia Phillies 2

Highlights:  Bryson Stott hit his first career pinch home run, a two-run drive in the seventh inning that led the  Philadelphia Phillies over the Chicago Cubs 2-1 Sunday. After extending their losing streak to five in the series opener, the defending NL champions won the final two games of the set. Taijuan Walker pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings on three days’ rest and Craig Kimbrell got his 399th save, moving within one of becoming the eighth pitcher with 400. Chicago headed to a nine-game homestand after a 2-7 trip. Read more at:  (AP)

Chicago SkyChicago Sky 75 – Phoenix Mercury 69

Highlights:  Kahleah Copper scored 15 points and the Chicago Sky spoiled Brittney Griner‘s regular-season home debut, holding on down the stretch for a 75-69 win over the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday. Griner finished with 27 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots in her first regular-season home game since being released after spending more than 10 months in a Russian prison. She nor the Mercury could do enough to pull out the win. Chicago led by 11 in the second half, but Phoenix pulled within 66-64 on Diana Taurasi’s 3-pointer with three minutes left. After the Sky pushed the lead back to five, Griner scored on a three-point play to make it 69-67 and the Mercury forced a miss. Read more at:  (AP)

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