Chicago Sports Recap: 8/11/23

Chicago CubsChicago Cubs 6 – Toronto Blue Jays 2

Highlights:  Cody Bellinger and Nico Hoerner homered in the first inning, Javier Assad  pitched a career-high seven innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-2 on Friday night to improve to 7-3 in August. After losing the finale of a three-game series against the Mets on Wednesday, the Cubs bounced back with their 17th win in 23 games. Bellinger and Hoerner both connected off right-hander José Berríos. Read more at:  (AP)

Chicago White SoxMilwaukee Brewers 7 – Chicago White Sox 6  (10 innings)

Highlights:  Mark Canha hit a go-ahead RBI double in the 10th inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers overcame a three-run deficit to beat the Chicago White Sox 7-6 on Friday night.  Milwaukee trailed 5-2 before scoring two runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth. Andrew Vaughn tied the score with an RBI groundout in the seventh. With automatic runner Brice Turang on second in the 10th, Canha hit a one-out double into the left-field corner off Jimmy Lambert (2-2). A night earlier, Canha scored the winning run on a throwing error by Colorado shortstop Ezequiel Tovar. Read more at:  (AP)

Chicago SkyChicago Sky 73 – New York Liberty 89

Highlights:  Breanna Stewart had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help the New York Liberty beat the Chicago Sky 89-73 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory. New York (23-6) equaled the franchise record for victories in a season, matching the 2015 team. While New York clinched a playoff spot Thursday night by virtue of a few other teams losing, Chicago (12-17) is currently sitting in eighth place in the standings. Alanna Smith led the Sky with 19 points and Courtney Williams added 10 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Read more at:  (AP)

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