Chicago White Sox 5 – Tampa Bay Rays 7
Highlights: Derek Norris homered in consecutive innings and Jake Odorizzi pitched into the seventh, leading the Rays to a 7-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Peter Bourjos and Colby Rasmus also homered for the Rays. The White Sox, who have lost seven of eight, came back from a 6-0 deficit with the help of home runs by Avisail Garcia and Todd Frazier. They got the potential tying run to third base with one out in the eighth before Alex Colome came in for a four-out save, his 17th of the season. Rasmus’ eighth home run provided the Rays with an insurance run in the eighth.
Chicago Cubs 1 – Colorado Rockies 4
Highlights: Tyler Chatwood pitched four-hit ball over six innings, DJ LeMahieu hit a three-run homer and the Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 for their season-high fifth straight win Thursday night. The Rockies got their runs after Jon Lester (3-4) struck out the first two batters. Charlie Blackmon blooped an RBI double to left just beyond diving shortstop Javier Baez. LeMahieu, who played for the Cubs in 2011, followed with an opposite field drive to the basket in right. In a flash, it was 4-1. Chatwood (6-7) shut down Chicago after giving up a solo homer to Kris Bryant in the first. He also singled and scored. Greg Holland picked up his major league-leading 22nd save in as many chances with a scoreless ninth. Lester went five innings, allowing four runs and six hits, in his first loss at Wrigley Field since Pittsburgh beat him on May 15, 2016.