PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.T. Realmuto hit a grand slam, Bryce Harper went deep twice and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 11-1 in Charlie Manuel’s first game as hitting coach, ruining Cole Hamels’ return home. Manuel was back in red pinstripes in his old dugout exactly six years to the day the franchise icon managed his last game for the Phillies. He heard “Charlie! Charlie! Charlie!” chants after Realmuto connected to make it 10-0 in the third.
CHICAGO (AP) — James McCann hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the eighth inning and the Chicago White Sox outlasted the Houston Astros 13-9 to win the season series from the runaway AL West leaders. Rookie Eloy Jiménez hit his 20th homer and doubled, and Tim Anderson doubled twice among four hits for the White Sox. Chicago took two of three games from the Astros in a little over 24 hours and finished 4-3 against them this year. Houston has lost three of four following an eight-game winning streak.
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — Ian Poulter returns to Medinah for the BMW Championship and feels at home after reliving memories of the 2012 Ryder Cup. Poulter birdied the last five holes in a fourballs match that swung momentum to Europe in its record comeback. Poulter now needs an individual performance just as good as 2012 if he wants to make it to the FedEx Cup final for the first time
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brian Fernandez scored twice and the Portland Timbers beat Chicago 3-2, with the Fire playing a man down for 60 minutes of the match. It was Portland’s second straight win at home to start a 10-game homestand.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara has had a solid training camp and both he and the Chicago Bears secondary look to add to their league-leading interception total of last year despite the changes made in personnel and to the coaching staff.
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — The course is familiar to Tiger Woods. The circumstances are not. Woods is playing the BMW Championship at Medinah, where he twice won the PGA Championship. But the Masters champion might miss out on the Tour Championship unless he has a week of good golf and good health. Woods withdrew last week after one round of the FedEx Cup playoffs opener.