Chicago Sports News: 6/6/17

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Chicago Sky 70 – Los Angeles Sparks 79

Highlights:  Nneka Ogwumike had 20 points and 11 rebounds for her first double-double of the season, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Chicago Sky 79-70 on Tuesday night. Alana Beard finished with 18 points and Candace Parker added 12 for Los Angeles (4-2), which remained unbeaten at home. Ogwumike was just 5 of 17 from the floor, but made nine of Los Angeles’ 31 free throws. The Sparks forced 18 turnovers. Courtney Vandersloot scored 13 points and Allie Quigley added 12 for Chicago (1-7). Cappie Pondexter struggled on 2-of-11 shooting for eight points.


Chicago White Sox 4 – Tampa Bay Rays 2

Highlights:  Jose Quintana rebounded from two poor outings by pitching into the sixth inning of Chicago’s 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night, helping the White Sox stop a five-game losing streak. Avisail Garcia, Yolmer Sanchez and Todd Frazier homered for the White Sox. Chris Beck (1-0) escaped a bases-loaded jam in the sixth inning to get the victory in relief of Quintana. David Robertson pitched the ninth for the White Sox, earning his ninth save in 10 opportunities.


Chicago Cubs 10 – Miami Marlins 2

Highlights:  Jake Arrieta pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning, Anthony Rizzo drove in four runs and the surging Chicago Cubs beat the Miami Marlins 10-2 on Tuesday night for their season-high fifth straight win. Jason Heyward had three hits and two RBI as Chicago remained perfect since returning home after a winless six-game road trip. Bryant reached base four times, scored two runs and robbed Giancarlo Stanton of a hit with a diving stop on a grounder to third in the third. Arrieta (6-4) allowed two runs, struck out five and walked three in just his second win in the past month. J.T. Realmuto and JT Riddle each drove in a run for Miami.


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