Chicago Sports Recap: 7/8/23

Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 3 – New York Yankees 6

Highlights:  Giancarlo Stanton hit a mammoth homer in the first inning and added a two-run homer after a video review in the fifth and the New York Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 6-3 Saturday. Josh Donaldson hit his 10th homer and Harrison Bader hit a two-run double as the Yankees avoided their third four-game losing streak this year. After being held to two singles in Friday’s series opener, the Yankees improved to 14-16 since losing Aaron Judge to a torn ligament in his right big toe on June 3. Gerrit Cole (9-2) allowed a two-run homer to former Yankee Mike Tauchman on his final batter and allowed three runs and five hits in 7 1/3 innings. He improved to 8-0 this season following a New York loss. Read more at:  (AP)

Chicago White SoxSt. Louis Cardinals 3 – Chicago White Sox 0

Highlights:  Miles Mikolas has been working on his breaking stuff, and it paid off in his final start before the All-Star break. Mikolas pitched seven efficient innings, Jordan Walker  homered and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago White Sox 3-0 on Saturday. Mikolas allowed four hits, all singles, in his first win since May 30. The 34-year-old right-hander struck out six and walked none, throwing 71 of his 95 pitches for strikes. Mikolas (5-5), a two-time All-Star, was 0-4 with a 6.00 ERA in his previous six starts. But his work on his breaking balls,along with a conversation with teammate Adam Wainwright, helped him get back on track. Read more at:  (AP)

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