Chicago Sports Recap: 6/30/23

Chicago Cubs   Cleveland Guardians 1 – Chicago Cubs 10

Highlights:  Justin Steele tossed a three-hit shutout into the seventh inning and won his third straight start, and the Chicago Cubs snapped a four-game skid with a 10-1 win over the  Cleveland Guardians on Friday. Christoper Morel hit a two-run homer and finished with three RBI, and  Nick Madrigal added a solo homer in Chicago’s 13-hit attack. Nico Hoerner had three hits, two RBI and reached base four times while extending his hitting streak to nine games. Jared Young drove in two runs with his second triple in two games and finished with two hits and two runs scored. Read more at:  (AP)

Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox 4 – Oakland Athletics 7

Highlights:  Luis Medina overcame his season-long control problems and pitched five mostly strong innings to earn his first win as a starter this season, Carlos Pérez hit his sixth homer while his brother sat in the opposite dugout, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 on Friday night. Medina, the A’s rookie right-hander whose only other win came against Milwaukee on June 9 when he threw five strong innings of relief, struggled with his command for the second consecutive outing. He walked five, three in the first inning,and allowed four hits and one run in five innings. Read more at:  (AP)

Chicago SkyLos Angeles Sparks 63 – Chicago Sky 80

HighlightsAlanna Smith scored 18 points, Courtney Williams got her first career triple-double and the Chicago Sky beat the Los Angeles Sparks for the second straight game, 86-78 on Friday night. Williams finished with 12 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 13 assists to become the third player in franchise history with a triple-double. Williams was coming off a season-high 21 points on Wednesday in an 80-63 victory over the Sparks to help snap the Sky’s six-game losing streak. Kahleah Copper added 17 points and Marina Mabrey scored 13 points of her 15 points in the first half for Chicago (7-9). Elizabeth Williams also scored 12 points for the Sky. Read more at:  (AP)

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