Chicago Sports News: 4/8/17


Chicago Bulls 106 – Brooklyn Nets 107

Highlights:  Dwayne Wade returned but the Chicago Bulls sustained a potentially costly loss when the Brooklyn Nets beat them 107-106 on Saturday. Spencer Dinwiddie made four free throws in the final 13.6 seconds for the Nets in their home finale. He scored 19 points, as did rookie Caris LeVert. Jimmy Butler scored 33 points for the Bulls, who came in tied for seventh in the Eastern Conference. Wade started and played 25 minutes, scoring 14 points. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Brook Lopez scored 13 points for the Nets.


Chicago White Sox 6 – Minnesota Twins 2

Highlights:  Avisail Garcia homered and had three RBI, Geovany Soto also went deep and Chicago handed the Minnesota Twins their first loss of the season with a 6-2 victory on Saturday. Garcia was 3 for 4 on the day and is 8 for 16 this season. The right fielder had a two-run triple in the second inning against starter Adalberto Mejia (0-1), and he and Soto hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth, Soto’s third of the season in four games. Miguel Gonzalez (1-0) pitched six solid innings for Chicago, striking out six while allowing seven hits. The right-hander has won his past three decisions. Zach Putnam threw two shutout innings of relief, and Dan Jennings finished the game with a scoreless ninth.


Chicago Blackhawks 2 – Los Angeles Kings 3

Highlights:  Drew Doughty scored 27 seconds into overtime, leading the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday. Dustin Brown scored with 55 seconds remaining to send it to overtime and Tyler Toffoli added a power-play goal for the Kings. Jonathan Quick made 25 saves. Doughty got a step on Patrick Kane and finished off Jeff Carter‘s pass to close out longtime Kings broadcaster Bob Miller’s final home game with a victory. Carter and Anze Kopitar had three assists each. Artemi Panarin and Johnathan Toews scored and Corey Crawford made 23 saves for the Blackhawks.


Chicago Cubs 11 – Milwaukee Brewers 6

Highlights:  Kris Bryant, the NL MVP, broke out of his early slump with his first three RBI of the season and the Cubs overcame a shaky start by Kyle Hendricks to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-6 Saturday night. Javier Baez had two hits and drove in two runs, a day after he was bruised around the left eye in an outfield collision and left the game. Jett Bandy homered in the Milwaukee ninth. Making his first start of the season in place of injured Junior Guerra, Tommy Milone lasted just four innings.


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