Chicago Sports News: 4/12/17


Chicago Bulls 112 – Brooklyn Nets 73

Highlights:  Jimmy Butler scored 25 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat the depleted Brooklyn Nets 112-73 in the regular-season finale to earn an Eastern Conference playoff spot on Wednesday. Paul Zipser added a career-high 21 points off the bench for Chicago. The Bulls, the No. 8 seed, will open the playoffs Sunday night against No. 1 seed Boston Celtics. Archie Goodwin scored 20 points for the Nets and KJ McDaniels finished with 15. The Nets were 3-for-33 from 3-point range.


Chicago White Sox 2 – Cleveland Indians 1

Highlights:  Derek Holland held Cleveland hitless until the sixth inning and late fill-in Matt Davidson had a two-run single that helped the Chicago White Sox beat the Indians 2-1 Wednesday night. Holland (1-1) gave up a leadoff double to Francisco Lindor in the sixth. The White Sox lefty struck out four, walked four and threw 101 pitches in six innings. David Robertson pitched the ninth for his first save.


Chicago Cubs 0 – Los Angeles Dodgers 2

Highlights:  Brandon McCarthy pitched four-hit ball over six innings, Andrew Toles hit his first leadoff homer and the Dodgers beat Chicago 2-0 on Wednesday night after the Cubs received their championship rings. Toles gave the Dodgers a quick lead with his drive off John Lackey to start the game, and it stayed 1-0 until the ninth. Cubs catcher Willson Contreras bounced a wild throw to first after Toles swung at strike three in the dirt with two outs. Chase Utley, who led off with a walk against Hector Rondon, raced home from first on the error to make it 2-0, and Los Angeles closed it out after dropping three of four.


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