Chicago Sports Recap: 8/8/23

Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 3 – New York Mets 2

Highlights:  With all the talk about the eye-popping numbers Cody Bellinger and the  Chicago Cubs are putting up at the plate lately, perhaps Jameson Taillon and their unheralded bullpen are getting a little overlooked. Mike Tauchman hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning and Taillon retired his final 16 batters to win his fourth straight start as the surging Cubs beat the New York Mets 3-2 on Tuesday night. Read more at:  (AP)

Chicago White SoxNew York Yankees 7 – Chicago White Sox 1

Highlights:  The New York Yankees need Clarke Schmidt to pitch well to rally into a playoff spot, just as he’s been doing the past few months. He came through once again. And the Yankees picked up a sorely needed win. Aaron Judge and Kyle Higashioka homered, helping Schmidt and New York beat the Chicago White Sox 7-1 on Tuesday night. Read more at:

Chicago SkyMinnesota Lynx 88 – Chicago Sky 79

Highlights:  Napheesa Collier scored 29 points, Jessica Shepard added 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Chicago Sky 88-79 on Tuesday night. Minnesota scored the opening seven points of the fourth quarter to take a 72-62 lead. Kayla McBride made a long 2-pointer to extend it to 81-71 and Shepard added a jumper from the free-throw line with 3:01 left for a 12-point advantage. Read more at:

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