Illinois Sports 8/8/18

Illinois Sports 8/8/18

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press:

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Heath Fillmyer allowed three singles over seven innings for his first major league win, Adalberto Mondesi and Drew Butera each drove in three, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago Cubs 9-0. Anthony Rizzo drilled Fillmyer with a line drive on the left foot on his third pitch, but Fillmyer stuck around and didn’t allow another hit until David Bote and Tommy La Stella singled with one out in the seventh inning.

CHICAGO (AP) — Luis Severino pitched seven effective innings in his first win in a month, Giancarlo Stanton hit his first grand slam in four years and the New York Yankees swept the Chicago White Sox with a 7-3 victory. Aaron Hicks also homered as wild card-leading New York closed out a 3-4 road trip with its third consecutive win. Gleyber Torres reached three times on a single and two walks.

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have announced plans for a public visitation for Hall of Fame forward Stan Mikita on Sunday. Mikita, who helped lead the Blackhawks to the 1961 Stanley Cup title while becoming one of the franchise’s most revered figures, died Tuesday. He was 78.