Chicago Sports Recap: 5/5/23

Chicago Cubs  Miami Marlins 1 – Chicago Cubs 4

Highlights:  Ian Happ lined a deep two-run homer, Justin Steele tossed seven solid innings and the Chicago Cubs topped the Miami Marlins 4-1 on Friday to snap a three-game slide. Steele (5-0) allowed one run on six hits, all singles, and walked none to lower his ERA to an NL-leading 1.45. The left-hander has permitted two or fewer earned runs in 14 straight starts dating to July 22, 2022. Chicago’s Matt Mervis drove in an insurance run in the eighth with his first hit, a sharp single to right, in his major-league debut. Read more at:  (AP)

Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox 5 – Cincinnati Reds 4

Highlights:  Luis Robert Jr. and Elvis Andrus homered, helping Lance Lynn and the Chicago White Sox beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 on Friday night. Andrus erased a 3-0 deficit with a three-run shot in the fifth. Robert put the White Sox ahead to stay with a two-run drive against Hunter Greene in the sixth. Lynn (1-4) was charged with four runs and eight hits in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out eight and walked none in his first win since Oct. 2. Robert finished with three hits in Chicago’s fourth win in five games. Read more at:  (AP)

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