Chicago Sports Recap: 9/23/22

Chicago Cubs 6 – Pittsburgh Pirates 5

Highlights:  The Pittsburgh Pirates’ bullpen blues continued, once again showing that no lead is safe this September. After Wil Crowe blew a two-run lead by giving up three runs in the sixth inning and Yohan Ramirez allowed the go-ahead run in the eighth. Even so, the Pirates still had a chance to win. Cal Mitchell went down swinging with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, and the Chicago Cubs escaped with a 6-5 win over the Pirates Friday night before an announced crowd of 11,987 at PNC Park. Read more at:  https://triblive.com/sports/bullpen-blows-another-lead-as-cubs-rally-past-pirates-who-lose-8th-consecutive-game/ (Kevin Gorman/TribLive)

Detroit Tigers 5 – Chicago White Sox 3

Highlights:  Riley Greene‘s sacrifice fly drove in a tiebreaking run in the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers handed the fading Chicago White Sox their fourth straight loss, 5-3 on Friday night. Akil Baddoo singled off reliever Reynaldo Lopez (5-4) to lead off the seventh, then advanced to third when he stole second and catcher Yasmani Grandal‘s throw sailed into center field. Baddoo trotted home on Greene’s fly to center to put the Tigers ahead 4-3. Read more at:  https://www.espn.com/mlb/recap?gameId=401356455  (AP)

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