Illinois Sports 9/13/18

Illinois Sports 9/13/18

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — Javier Baez delivered the go-ahead run with a bunt single in the 10th inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 in a makeup of a game postponed earlier in the week. Kris Bryant doubled with one out in the 10th against Sean Doolittle and moved to third on Daniel Murphy’s infield single. Baez, who homered in the sixth and drove in three on the day, bunted just to the right of first baseman Ryan Zimmerman to score Bryant.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — A shaky performance in a season-opening loss at Green Bay on Sunday night wasn’t the way Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky wanted to start his second season. He vowed not to let it define him, though he understands the rush to judge.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unusual scheduling spawned even more atypical travel attire for Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. The three-time All-Star wore a uniform, complete with a blue jersey and gray pants, on the Cubs’ early morning flight for a makeup game against the Washington Nationals, then arrived in the clubhouse with the same outfit.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears look to pick themselves up against Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night in a matchup between teams that blew fourth-quarter leads last week. With four straight last-place finishes in the NFC North but a surge in optimism following a busy offseason, the Bears blew a 20-point lead in a 24-23 loss at Green Bay. Seattle opened with a 27-24 loss at Denver.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The biggest concern about the Seattle Seahawks’ overhauled defense entering the season was probably the pass rush. The worries proved to be true in the season opener when the Seahawks generated just one sack and very little pressure against a quarterback that mostly sat in the pocket. The challenge in Week 2 will be different with the Seahawks facing the mobility of second-year Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, but the need to wreak at least some havoc in the backfield remains the same.