Chicago Sports News: 6/23/17

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Chicago Sky 82 – Atlanta Dream 78

Highlights:  Allie Quigley scored 22 points and Stefanie Dolson added 19 to help the Chicago Sky beat the Atlanta Dream 82-78 on Friday night. Cappie Pondexter added 17 points for Chicago (3-9) and she passed Katie Smith for fourth place on the WNBA’s career scoring list with 6,466 points. She also moved into sixth in league history with 1,399 made free throws. Elizabeth Williams led Atlanta (5-6) with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Rookie Brittney Sykes scored a season-best 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Tiffany Hayes had 15 points.


Chicago Cubs 0 – Miami Marlins 2

Highlights:  Giancarlo Stanton hit a 458-foot drive for his 19th home run, Jose Urena scattered five hits over six innings and Miami topped the Chicago Cubs 2-0 on Friday night. Christian Yelich added a sacrifice fly for the Marlins. Stanton had two hits and Dee Gordon the other for Miami, while everyone else in the Marlins’ lineup was a combined 0 for 19. Urena (6-2) won his fifth straight decision. A.J. Ramos pitched the ninth for his 11th save in 12 chances. Javier Baez and Ian Happ each had two hits for the Cubs. John Lackey (5-8) gave up just three hits and two runs, one earned, in six innings, yet still fell to 1-5 in his last seven starts.


Chicago White Sox 0 – Oakland Athletics 3

Highlights:  Khris Davis and Matt Joyce homered, Jharel Cotton pitched three-hit ball into the sixth inning before leaving with a blister on his right thumb and the Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox 3-0 on Friday night. Davis hit a two-run homer in the first. Joyce connected leading off the fifth against Mike Pelfrey (3-6) and the Athletics picked up the win coming off a four-game sweep by Houston. Cotton (5-7) and four relievers combined on Oakland’s second shutout of the season. Liam Hendriks, Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle each worked a scoreless inning before Santiago Casilla ran into trouble in the ninth. He allowed singles to Melky Cabrera and Jose Abreu. But with two outs, he retired Matt Davidson on a long fly to center for his 12th save in 15 chances.


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