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Blackhawks lose on Pride Night; White Sox win home opener; Cubs also win
2022-04-13

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On Pride Night at the United Center, the Chicago Blackhawks (24-38-11) fell to the Los Angeles Kings (39-26-10) 5-2.

It was Chicago's eighth consecutive loss, the longest such stretch under interim head coach Derek King.

Taylor Raddysh netted his third as a member of the Blackhawks with a late-second-period tally and Patrick Kane found his 23rd of the season late in the third.

Blackhawks players wore Pride-inspired warm-up jerseys that are being auctioned at blackhawks.com/PrideJersey through Friday, April 22, at 12 p.m. CT. Pride Candle Co. candles and mystery pucks were available in the Atrium, and limited-edition Pride apparel can be bought at CBHShop.com .

Also, a special pre-game event in the United Center Atrium kicked off the evening, featuring special performances from the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus. In addition, fans could sample free tacos from Taylor's Tacos—a local Support West grant recipient and 100-percent female-, Black- and lesbian-owned small business.

TPAN, a Chicago nonprofit that is in its 35th year of serving people living with HIV, was selected as the beneficiary of Pride Night.

Chicago next hosts the San Jose Sharks on Thursday, April 14.

—The Chicago White Sox (3-1) won their 2022 home opener, beating the Seattle Mariners (2-3) 3-2.

Center fielder Luis Robert practically did it all in front of a sellout crowd of 36,948 people. Among other things, he saved two runs in the third inning with a running catch on Jesse Winker's long fly ball to center field and drove home the go-ahead run in the sixth with a 408-foot home run, MLB.com noted.

The two teams will play again Wed., April 13, in Chicago.

—Seiya Suzuki homered twice, Drew Smyly pitched five scoreless innings and the Chicago Cubs (3-1) beat Pittsburgh (1-3) 2-1 on April 12, spoiling the Pirates' home opener, ESPN noted.

"I'm just trying to stay aggressive and trying to make the pitcher throw more pitches," Suzuki said through a translator. "Obviously, I'm getting lucky and I just want to continue to contribute like this."

The two teams will play again Wed., April 13, in Pittsburgh.


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