Chicago Sports Recap: 9/13/23

Chicago Cubs  Chicago Cubs 3 – Colorado Rockies 7

Highlights:  Kris Bryant went deep for the second straight game, one of four home runs by Colorado, and the Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 on Wednesday for their first series win in a month. Nolan Jones and Elehuris Montero each hit a two-run homer in a four-run fifth, and Ryan McMahon homered and finished with three hits for the Rockies, who took two of three from the playoff-contending Cubs. Colorado hadn’t won a series since taking two of three from the Chicago White Sox  from Aug. 18-20. Nico Hoerner tied his career best with four hits and Miguel Amaya and Ian Happ each had two hits for Chicago, which dropped the final two games at Colorado to lose ground on NL Central-leading Milwaukee. The Cubs (78-69) continue to hold the second NL wild-card spot. Read more at:  https://www.espn.com/mlb/recap/_/gameId/401473206  (AP)

Chicago White SoxKansas City Royals 7 – Chicago White Sox 1

Highlights:  Michael Massey homered for the second straight game, Salvador Perez had three hits and two RBI and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 7-1 on Wednesday night. Four pitchers combined to limit Chicago to one run on five hits while striking out nine. Kansas City won its second straight against Chicago and took the season series 7-6. Rookie Steven Cruz  opened with two scoreless, two-hit innings in his first career start. Fellow rookie Alec Marsh (1-8) followed, allowing one run on three hits in 4 1/3 innings for his first major league victory. Read more at:  https://www.espn.com/mlb/recap/_/gameId/401473198  (AP)

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