Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — David Bote drove in a career-high seven runs to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 9-8 win over the Colorado Rockies. Bote had four hits, including a three-run homer and bases-clearing double to hand the Rockies a second straight loss after ending their season-high eight-game winning streak Tuesday.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trea Turner homered off Alex Colomé in the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago White Sox 6-4 to extend a winning streak to four for the first time since early September. Washington led 4-1 in the eighth before another meltdown by a bullpen that has a 6.68 ERA _ no other team is above 6.00. Abreu homered on consecutive pitches in the eighth to tie the score. Washington’s 12th blown save tied Pittsburgh for second-most behind the New York Mets’ 14.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kristi Tolliver had 19 points, six assists and four steals, Elena Delle Donne added 12 points and seven rebounds, and the Washington Mystics beat the Chicago Sky 103-85. Washington led 27-25 at the end of the first quarter before using a 24-8 spurt, including a 9-0 run, to open the second quarter, for an 18-point lead.

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel did more than ride off into the sunset when his term in office ended last month. He got on his bicycle and rode around Lake Michigan. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Emanuel pedaled for some 900 miles through four states _ Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin _ all the way around the lake. Emanuel wrote on his Facebook page that completing the loop around Lake Michigan was a “long held dream” of his.