Chicago Sports News: 5/9/17

 

Chicago White  2- Minnesota Twins 7

Highlights:  Byron Buxton tied a career high with three hits and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 7-2 on Tuesday night. Hector Santiago (4-1) allowed two runs, three hits and five walks over 6 2/3 innings. He struck out six. Kennys Vargas homered for the second straight game for the Twins. Chicago scored twice in the third inning but did not have another hit until two outs in the ninth. Tyler Duffey and Taylor Rogers closed out Minnesota’s four-hitter.

 

Chicago Cubs 4 – Colorado Rockies 10  (Game 1 0f DH)

Highlights:  Ryan Hanigan hit a two-out, bases-clearing bloop single as part of a six-run third inning, Mark Reynolds homered for a fourth straight game and the Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 10-4 on Tuesday in a day-night doubleheader opener. Reynolds also added two RBI singles as every player in the starting lineup, including Antonio Senzatela, had a hit for the NL West-leading Rockies. Senzatela (5-1) wrestled with his command over six innings but wiggled out of several tough spots to keep the damage to just two runs. Jake Arrieta (4-2) couldn’t find his groove and was removed after 3 2/3 innings, his shortest start since 2012. He surrendered nine hits and nine runs, but just five were earned.

 

Chicago Cubs 8 – Colorado Rockies 1   (Game 2 of DH)

Highlights:  John Lackey struck out 10 over seven scoreless innings and added an RBI single , helping the Chicago Cubs stop a four-game skid by beating the Colorado Rockies 8-1 on Tuesday for a day-night doubleheader split. Chicago gave Lackey plenty of cushion with a five-run second inning. Javier Baez added a two-run homer in the eighth and Kris Bryant a solo shot in the ninth. Lackey (3-3) allowed just four singles. Kyle Freeland (3-2) had one bad stretch in the nightcap. He allowed five runs, three earned, and four hits, all in a second inning that was compounded by two errors.

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