Chicago Sports Recap: 7/14/22

Chicago White Sox 12 – Minnesota Twins 2

Highlights:  Luis Robert hit his first grand slam, Johnny Cueto pitched six strong innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 12-2 Thursday night to extend their winning streak to three games. Robert’s 452-foot blast to the second deck in left field gave the White Sox a 6-1 lead in the fourth inning. He added a run-scoring single in the sixth inning and a double in the eighth for his third consecutive three-hit game. Robert has a team-high 54 RBI this season. Read more at:  (AP)

New York Mets 8 – Chicago Cubs 0

Highlights:  Carlos Carrasco pitched six sharp innings, Brandon Nimmo and Pete Alonso  homered, and the New York Mets handed the Chicago Cubs their seventh straight loss, 8-0 on Thursday night. The Mets won for the third time in four games, maintained their 2 1/2-game lead over Atlanta in the NL East and improved their road record to 28-19. The Cubs have totaled three runs over their last three games. Carrasco (10-4) allowed only one runner to advance past first base. Yan Gomes hit a single and Christopher Morel walked with one out in the fourth, but Carrasco got a double-play grounder from Rafael Ortega. Read more at:  (AP)

SkyChicago Sky 80 – Los Angeles Sparks 68

Highlights:  Rookie Rebekah Gardner came off the bench to score 18 points and grab 10 rebounds to lift the Chicago Sky to an 80-68 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Thursday night. Gardner hit 8 of 11 shots, had four offensive boards and four assists to help Chicago improve to a WNBA-best 18-6. Fellow reserve Azura Stevens scored 14, hitting 6 of 7 shots with two 3-pointers. Candace Parker had 11 rebounds but missed all 11 of her shots and didn’t score. Read more at:  (AP)

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