Chicago Sports Recap: 7/21/23

Chicago White Sox   Chicago White Sox 6 – New York Mets 2

Highlights:  Yasmani Grandal started a four-run sixth inning with a two-run double that followed Pete Alonso‘s error and the Chicago White Sox beat New York 6-2 on Thursday in José Quintana‘s Mets debut. Grandal doubled to the warning track in right after the White Sox loaded the bases against Drew Smith. The inning started when Alonso backed up on a grounder by Luis Robert Jr. that bounced off his glove. The first baseman expressed his frustration by putting his head in his hands. Read more at:  (AP)

Chicago CubsSt. Louis Cardinals 7 – Chicago Cubs 2

Highlights:  Jordan Walker and Paul DeJong each hit a two-run homer, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 7-2 on Thursday night for their sixth straight victory. Nolan Arenado drove in two runs and Steven Matz pitched five effective innings as St. Louis won for the ninth time in 11 games overall. Paul Goldschmidt had two hits and scored two runs. Marcus Stroman (10-7) pitched just 3 2/3 innings in possibly his final home start for the Cubs. The right-hander was charged with five runs, four earned, and seven hits. He struck out four and walked four. Read more at:  (AP)

SkyChicago Sky 80 – Phoenix Mercury 62

Highlights:  Reserve Shey Peddy hit five 3-pointers and scored a season-high 20 points as the Phoenix Mercury beat the Chicago Sky 80-62 Thursday night and won consecutive games for the first time this season. Brittney Griner had 12 points and 11 rebounds. Megan Gustafson added 12 points and fellow reserve Shug Sutton scored 11 for the the Mercury (6-15), who got 45 points from their bench players. Phoenix was coming off a win over Connecticut on Tuesday. Kahleah Copper scored 17 points for the Sky (8-13). Read more at:  (AP)

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