On Sept. 13, the Chicago Fire FC (9-14-8) fell 3-2 to CF Montreal (17-9-5) at Stade Saputo.
Chicago's three-game unbeaten run (1-0-2) was snapped.
Designated player Xherdan Shaqiri converted two penalty kicks on the night, but the Fire were unable to recover from conceding back-to-back goals in a nine-minute stretch in the first half. With the second goal, Shaqiri scored his team-leading seventh goal of the season.
The Fire are seven points below the Eastern Conference playoff line with three games remaining against teams that are also competing for the seventh and final playoff berth in the East. Two of those matches will take place at home: Sept. 17 vs. Charlotte and Oct. 9 vs. New England. The club will travel to Cincinnati for its final away match of the campaign on Oct. 1.
At the Sept. 17 match, Chicago Fire FC will celebrate its Hispanic Heritage Night match, presented by motorola edge. Tickets to the match can be purchased here and the contest will also be televised live on WGN-TV and CF97 Live, and transmitted locally in Spanish on TUDN 1200 AM.
On the same day, the Chicago Cubs (60-82) defeated the host New York Mets (89-54) 4-1.
Ian Happ homered deep into the second deck and No. 9 batter David Bote added his second home run of the season for the Cubs, who won the series opener 5-2 on Sept. 12, per ESPN.
New York is 5-6 in a 16-game stretch against Washington, Pittsburgh, Miami and Chicagoall more than 20 games under .500 this season.
After losing six straight series, the Cubs have won one for the first time since taking two of three games against Milwaukee from Aug. 19-21. They have consecutive wins for the first time since a five-game streak from Aug. 16-20.
The Cubs will attempt a series sweep on Wed., Sept. 14.
The Chicago White Sox (73-69) also won Sept. 13, defeating the Colorado Rockies (61-81) 4-2 at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Michael Kopech pitched five effective innings as Chicago remained three games back of AL Central-leading Cleveland, which rallied for a 3-1 win against the Los Angeles Angels.
The White Sox improved to 10-4 since Miguel Cairo stepped in for manager Tony La Russa, who is awaiting clearance to return to the dugout after dealing with a heart issue.
White Sox ace Dylan Cease goes for his third straight win Sept. 14 when he pitches against the Rockies' Kyle Freeland.