Chicago White Sox 9 – Minnesota Twins 0
Highlights: Jose Abreu and Todd Frazier each hit two-run homers in the first inning, Jose Quintana cruised behind the extra support, and the Chicago White Sox beat Minnesota 9-0 on Thursday after a rain-delayed start of 4 hours and 50 minutes that was the longest in Twins history. Quintana (4-8) departed with two outs in the seventh inning after throwing 113 pitches. He scattered just five singles while striking out nine without a walk for his second consecutive victory. Rookie Nik Turley (0-2) recorded only two outs, allowing six hits and five runs before the first of five Twins relievers, including backup catcher Chris Gimenez was summoned. Matt Davidson had three hits and a home run, and Adam Engel had four hits and the first two RBI of his career.
Chicago Cubs 11 – Miami Marlins 1
Highlights: Addison Russell tied a career high with four hits, including a home run, to pace the Chicago Cubs to an 11-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night. Russell drove in two and also had two doubles, giving him three extra-base hits in a game for the first time in his career. Kris Bryant had a three-run homer, Willson Contreras added a two-run shot and Ian Happ also had four hits and drove in a pair for the Cubs, who have won four of five. Jake Arrieta (7-5) pitched seven innings, allowing one run and six hits. He struck out three and did not walk a batter over 82 pitches.