Chicago Sports Recap: 6/27/23

Chicago CubsPhiladelphia Phillies 5 – Chicago Cubs 1

Highlights:  Brandon Marsh homered twice and drove in three runs, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 5-1 on Tuesday night for their second straight win. Phillies left-hander Ranger Suárez pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning in a game played in a strong smoky haze caused by Canadian wildfires. The teams were in contact with Major League Baseball and the players’ association about air quality throughout the afternoon. Chicago right-hander Jameson Taillon (2-6) was tagged for five runs and seven hits in five innings. He struck out eight and walked one. Cody Bellinger and Nick Madrigal each had two hits for the Cubs in their return after splitting two games against St. Louis in London over the weekend. Read more at:  (AP)

Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox 2 – Los Angeles Angels 4

Highlights:  Shohei Ohtani‘s combination of power and pitching is unmatched by any player in baseball. On Tuesday, the superstar from Japan used them to accomplish something that had not been done by an American League pitcher in nearly 60 years. Ohtani hit two homers and struck out 10 Chicago batters in the Los Angeles Angels‘ 4-2 victory over the White Sox, adding another extraordinary performance in what has been one of his best months since coming to the majors in 2018. Eloy Jimenez had three hits for the White Sox, who have dropped four of six. Gavin Sheets had an RBI single in the seventh inning. Read more at:  (AP)

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