In WNBA action, the Chicago Sky (11-5) came back from 28 points down to defeat the Las Vegas Aces (13-3) 104-95 at Michelob Ultra Arena on June 21.
This gamea preview of the Commissioner's Cup match-up to take place July 26featured the largest comeback in league history. After the first quarter, the Aces led 41-18.
Courtney Vandersloot led the Sky with 25 points. Azura Stevens had 19 points while Emma Meesseman and Candace Parker (returning after a two-game absence) each added 17.
The Sky will continue on the road to play the Los Angeles Sparks on Thursday, June 23. The tipoff at Crypto.com Arena is at 9:30 p.m. CT/7:30 p.m. PT, and will air on Spectrum SportsNet and the Marquee Sports Network.
The Chicago White Sox (33-33) reached the .500 mark for the first time since beating the crosstown Cubs on May 29, thanks to a June 21 win over the Toronto Blue Jays (38-30) in 12 innings at Guaranteed Rate Field, ESPN noted.
Josh Harrison hit a game-ending single with two outs in the 12th inning for Chicago.
Vince Velasquez (3-3) worked two innings for his first win since May 6.
However, Chicago nearly wasted a stellar start by Cease, who matched his career high for strikeouts. The White Sox went six for 21 with runners in scoring position and left 14 runners on base.
The series finale will take place Wed., June 22, in Chicago. Lucas Giolito (4-3) will be the starting pitcher for the South Siders.
The Chicago Cubs (25-43) fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates (28-39) 7-1 at PNC Park on June 21.
The Cubs lost for the 13th time in 15 games.
Patrick Wisdom was the lone bright spot for Chicago, as he hit the longest home run of his career and the Cubs' furthest of the season in the fourth inning of the game.
The series continues Wed., June 22, in Pittsburgh at 6:05 p.m. CT; it will air on the Marquee Sports Network.