Chicago Sports Recap: 9/28/23

Chicago White Sox   Arizona Diamondbacks 1 – Chicago White Sox 3

Highlights:  The Arizona Diamondbacks delayed clinching an NL wild card berth, losing to the White Sox 3-1 on Thursday as Andrew Vaughn and Yoán Moncada homered for Chicago. Arizona (84-75) is in position for the second NL wild card and its first postseason appearance since 2017. The Diamondbacks entered two games ahead of the Chicago Cubs and Miami, who were tied for the third and final spot. Arizona would have clinched Thursday with both a win and a Cubs loss at Atlanta. Read more at:  (AP)

Chicago CubsChicago Cubs 3 – Atlanta Braves 5

Highlights:  Matt Olson hit his major league-leading 54th homer, and the Atlanta Braves  clinched home-field advantage throughout the postseason with a 5-3 win over the slumping Chicago Cubs on Thursday night. Austin Riley had three hits and scored two runs as the Braves (103-56) won for the sixth time in seven games. The NL East champions can match the franchise record for wins with a season-ending sweep of the Nationals. Read more at:  (AP)

BlackhawksSt. Louis Blues 1 – Chicago Blackhawks 2  OT

Highlights:  The Chicago Blackhawks opened 2023 preseason action with a 2-1 overtime win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday. No. 1 overall draft pick Connor Bedard suited up for his first exhibition action, and he gave the United Center crowd a reason to cheer by displaying several deceptive moves and factoring into both Chicago goals. After a scoreless first period, the Blackhawks got on the board just over halfway through the middle frame. Read more at:  (Jonnie Nonnie/On Tap Sports Net)

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