In WNBA action, Courtney Vandersloot scored 18 points as the Chicago Sky (5-3) edged the Phoenix Mercury (2-7) 73-70 at Wintrust Arena on May 31.
The game was a rematch of the 2021 WNBA Finals in which the Sky won in four games, clinching the title on Oct. 17, 2021, at Wintrust.
Phoenix's Diamond DeShields returned to Chicago for the first time. She played four seasons with the Sky, winning a title in 2021 and being named an All-Star and All-WNBA Second Team member in 2019.
Phoenix All-Star Diana Taurasi received two technical fouls and was ejected at the 3:43 mark of the second quarter.
Next up for the Sky is a game at the Atlanta Dream on Friday, June 3. This is a Commissioner's Cup game; the Sky remain undefeated in those games at 3-0 after their May 24 win over the Indiana Fever.
Also on May 31, the Chicago Cubs (20-29) edged the Milwaukee Brewers (32-19) 8-7 at Wrigley Field.
Patrick Wisdom hit a tie-breaking solo home run in the eighth inning, while Willson Contreras and P.J. Higgins also went deep, ESPN noted.
Christopher Morel continued a hot start to his career with a walk and a triple, breaking Contreras' club record by reaching base in his first 14 major-league games.
The four-game series ends Wed., June 1, in Chicago.
The Chicago White Sox (23-24) fell to the Toronto Blue Jays (28-20) 6-5 in Canada on May 31.
The Blue Jays extended their win streak to six games.
ESPN noted that Toronto is 15-7 in one-run gamesthe best such record in the majorsand have won four consecutive one-run decisions. Chicago lost for the third time in four games.
The teams continue their series on Wed., June 1.