Chicago Sports Recap: 9/4/23

Chicago White Sox  Chicago White Sox 1 – Kansas City Royals 12

Highlights:  Cole Ragans continued his recent success with six scoreless innings as the  Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 12-1 in the first game of a three-game series Monday. The American League Pitcher of the Month for August, Ragans (6-4) retired the first 13 batters he faced and finished with just one hit allowed. He struck out seven and didn’t walk anyone. He now has a 21-inning scoreless streak. Edward Olivares was 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs. Every Royals starter except for Salvador Perez had at least one hit, and Perez had an RBI. Read more at:  (AP)

Chicago CubsSan Francisco Giants 0 – Chicago Cubs 5

Highlights:  Justin Steele tossed dominant two-hit ball through eight innings to move into a tie for the major league lead in wins, leading the Chicago Cubs past the San Francisco Giants  5-0 on Monday. Steele improved to 16-3, matching the victory total of Atlanta’s Spencer Strider, as he won his seventh straight decision. Chicago’s All-Star left-hander overwhelmed the sliding Giants on a scorching afternoon at Wrigley Field, striking out a career-high 12 and walking two as the Cubs strengthened their grip on the second NL wild card spot. Seiya Suzuki hit a 432-foot solo shot off Giants starter Logan Webb in the second, then drove in Chicago’s second run with a line double to the right-center wall in the seventh. Yan Gomes also had two hits, including a double, and an RBI. Read more at:  (AP)

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