Chicago Sports News: 5/23/17

 

Chicago Cubs 4 – San Francisco Giants 1

Highlights:  Jon Lester pitched a four-hitter for Chicago’s first complete game of the season, and the Cubs beat Johnny Cueto and the San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Tuesday in a rematch of last year’s playoff opener. Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer as Chicago improved to 5-2 on its nine-game home stand. Kyle Schwarber and Jason Heyward also connected, helping the Cubs bounce back from their 6-4 loss to the Giants on Monday night. Lester (3-2) was sharp once again in the low-profile reunion. Cueto (4-4) was just OK, striking out eight in six innings, but surrendering Chicago’s three homers. Brandon Crawford doubled in Buster Posey in the fifth, and that was it for the Giants.  Lester retired the side in order in the ninth, getting Christian Arroyo to foul out to left on his 99th pitch for the final out.

 

Chicago White Sox 4 – Arizona Diamondbacks 5

Highlights:  Reliever J.J. Hoover gave the Diamondbacks the boost they needed in Tuesday night’s 5-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox. The right-hander came on with one out and the bases loaded in the eighth inning and struck out Kevan Smith and Ylomer Sanchez to preserve the one-run lead. Jake Lamb and Chris Herrmann homered in the Diamondbacks’ seventh win in eight games. Patrick Corbin (4-4) settled down after a tough start to get the victory. The left-hander went six innings plus one batter, allowing three runs and scattering eight hits. Chicago rookie Dylan Covey (0-4), still looking for his first big-league win after eight starts, left the game with one out in the third inning with left oblique soreness. Jose Abreu cut the lead to 5-4 with a leadoff home run of Jorge De La Rosa to start the eighth, his 100th career homer. Fernando Rodney pitched a perfect ninth for his 11th save in 13 tries. Melky Cabrera and Todd Frazier also homered for Chicago.

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