Chicago Sports Recap: 8/1/23

Chicago White Sox  Chicago White Sox 0 – Texas Rangers 2

Highlights:  Texas Rangers starter Andrew Heaney looked up around the sixth inning and realized just how quickly their game was going against the Chicago White Sox. It was a well-pitched game on both sides, and the Rangers had just enough offense. Heaney struck out 11 without a walk while throwing two-hit ball over six innings, Mitch Garver and Adolis Garcia hit solo homers and the AL West-leading Rangers won 2-0 on Tuesday night in a game that took only 1 hour, 58 minutes to play — their shortest nine-inning game since 2007. Read more at:  (AP)

Chicago CubsCincinnati Reds 9 – Chicago Cubs 20

Highlights:  Dansby Swanson homered twice and drove in five runs, and the Chicago Cubs pounded the Cincinnati Reds 20-9 on Tuesday night. Mike Tauchman also went deep and finished with four RBIs as Chicago won for the ninth time in 11 games, bouncing back in a major way after a 6-5 loss in the opener of the four-game series. The Cubs bashed seven homers while also setting season highs for runs and hits with 21. Jeimer Candelario went 4 for 5 and scored two runs in his first game since he was reacquired by Chicago in a trade with Washington on Monday. Candelario also made his big league debut with the Cubs in 2016. Chicago (54-53) pulled within four games of NL Central-leading Cincinnati. It is 3 1/2 games out in the wild-card race. Read more at:  (James Kay/AP)

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