CINCINNATI (AP) — Anthony Rizzo had a pair of hits as part of a 30th birthday celebration, Nicholas Castellanos added to his Chicago surge with a pair of homers and the Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 12-5 for their biggest NL Central lead of the season. The Cubs’ sixth win in seven games gave them a 3½-game margin over the idle Brewers.
CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie Joey Slye kicked three field goals, including a 55-yarder, and outperformed two Bears kickers in a 23-13 victory by the Carolina Panthers. Rookie Elijah Holyfield had a 7-yard TD catch and added a late game-clinching 11-yard TD run for Carolina. Chicago had a 7-yard TD catch from rookie David Montgomery.
UNDATED (AP) — The Chicago White Sox will play a game against the New York Yankees next summer at the site in Iowa where the movie “Field of Dreams” was filmed. Major League Baseball says the White Sox will play host to the Yankees in Dyersville, Iowa, on Aug. 13. A temporary 8,000-seat stadium will be built on the site to accommodate the first major league game played in Iowa.