PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.T. Realmuto homered and drove in the tiebreaking run with an RBI double in the seventh inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Jason Vargas allowed two runs and five hits in six innings. Blake Parker (2-2) and Mike Morin each tossed a hitless inning and Hector Neris finished for his 21st save in 25 tries. Cubs starter Jose Quintana had a career-best 14 strikeouts in six innings.
CHICAGO (AP) — Houston Astros right-hander Gerrit Cole didn’t make a scheduled start in the second game of a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night because of right hamstring discomfort. Cole was listed on the starting lineup, but righty Chris Devenski took the mound in the bottom of the first.
CHICAGO (AP) — Ivan Nova tossed a four-hitter and the Chicago White Sox took advantage of an injury to Houston ace Gerrit Cole for a 4-1 win and split of their doubleheader. Houston won the first game 6-2 behind six solid innings from Zack Greinke in his second start with the Astros and solo home runs by George Springer and José Altuve.
CHICAGO (AP) — Elk Grove Village generated headlines across the country when it became the first non-tourist municipality to sponsor a bowl last year. But its agreement with the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl is still paying off. The Chicago suburb and Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores announced plans Tuesday night for a store near O’Hare International Airport that can be traced to publicity from the bowl sponsorship.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have waived wide receiver Emanuel Hall. Hall, who played in college at Missouri, was signed as an undrafted free agent in April but had sports hernia surgery in the spring. He missed organized team activities and minicamp and had been unable to practice much at training camp.
CHICAGO (AP) — Sky center Jantel Lavender will undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair a fracture in her left foot. She suffered the injury last week in Chicago’s game against Las Vegas in the third quarter. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Kelly Hynes at the University of Chicago Medicine and recovery time is expected to be two months.