Chicago Sports Recap: 9/27/23

Chicago White Sox  Arizona Diamondbacks 3 – Chicago White Sox 0

Highlights:  Rookie Brandon Pfaadt pitched shutout ball for the second time in three starts, and the Arizona Diamondbacks moved closer to an NL wild card berth by beating the  Chicago White Sox 3-0 Wednesday for their eighth win in 10 games. Corbin Carroll hit a two-run double in a three-run third, giving the rookie 76 RBI, and Tommy Pham had an RBI single for the Diamondbacks, who were outhit 8-4. Arizona (84-74) is in position for the second of three NL wild card slots, two games ahead of the Chicago Cubs and Miami (both 82-76). The Diamondbacks were 50-34 on July 1 before a 7-25 slide. Read more at:  (AP)

Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs 5 – Atlanta Braves 6   (10 innings)

Highlights:  Ronald Acuña Jr. slid into second base ahead of the throw, adding another slice of history to an already unprecedented season. He grabbed the bag and hoisted it above his head, soaking up the cheers from the home crowd after becoming the charter member of the 40-70 club.  A short time later, Acuña rounded third and barreled for for home, diving headfirst across the plate with the run that gave the Atlanta Braves another comeback victory — and provided baseball’s most thrilling player with his MVP statement. Ozzie Albies drove in Acuña with a 10th-inning single that clinched home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs for the Braves, who dealt the faltering Chicago Cubs  another devastating setback by rallying time and time again for a 6-5 victory Wednesday night. Read more at:  (AP)

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