Continuing the Crosstown Classic at Guaranteed Rate Field on May 28, the Chicago Cubs topped their South Side counterparts.
A Patrick Wisdom bloop double and a Frank Schwindel single set the tone early for the Cubs, who scored two runs in the first and didn't look back, beating the Chicago White Sox 5-1 in the City Series in front of a sellout crowd of 37,820, The Chicago Tribune noted.
Pitcher Keegan Thompson (5-0) allowed one run on five hits with four strikeouts and a walk while matching a career high with five innings in his third start of the season.
The teams conclude their series on Sunday, May 29, at 1:10 p.m. CT.
On May 28, the Chicago Sky (4-3) fell to the Las Vegas Aces (8-1) 83-76 at Wintrust Arena.
This game featured two of just nine active former WNBA MVPs in the Sky's Candace Parker and the Aces' A'ja Wilson. Parker and Courtney Vandersloot each had 12 points to lead the Sky (with Parker snagging 11 rebounds), while Wilson had 22 points and 16 rebounds for Las Vegas.
The Sky will play its third consecutive game at home against the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday, May 31. Tipoff at Wintrust Arena is at 6 p.m. CT; the game will air on ESPN2 and TSN.
In women's soccer action, the Chicago Red Stars tied the Portland Thorns 2-2 on Pride Night at SeatGeek Stadium on May 28.
Mallory Pugh scored in the fourth minute and Rachel Hill's goal later (in the 19th minute) in the half helped the Red Stars walk away with one point. The Red Stars led 2-1 at the half but allowed a goal (by Portland's Sophia Smith) in the second half.
The Red Stars will next take on the Washington Spirit on Wed., June 1, at 6:30 p.m. CT at Segra Field in Leesburg, Virginia.