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Chicago: Put your back into it

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The GIST: We may be avoiding the Bulls because...it’s tough out there, but thankfully, there’s a lot of sports going on in Chicagoland right now.

April 26, 2021
Source: White Sox/Twitter.com
Source: White Sox/Twitter.com

⚾️MLB: After an exciting 15–2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, the Cubs fell into their old ways and dropped the next two of the series, including yesterday’s 6–0 loss. It was a one-run game through eight innings thanks to Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta’s efforts, but in the end, Chicago’s bats fell flat and the Brewers ran away with it. Sigh. 

  • The White Sox, on the other hand, seem to have found their groove, sweeping the Texas Rangers this weekend. Yesterday’s win was big for pitcher Michael Kopech, who struck out 10 batters in his first start this season. Love to see it. 

⚽️Soccer: Thanks to the Loyola women’s soccer team’s third straight Missouri Valley Conference Championship, the Ramblers automatically qualified for the NCAA Tournament. Loyola’s quest for the National Championship starts tomorrow, when they take on the Denver Pioneers in the first round at 3 p.m. ET/2 p.m. CT. Let’s go, girls!

  • After watching the Ramblers, catch the Red Stars’ last NWSL Challenge Cup game tomorrow at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT against the OL Reign. 
  • Given that the Thorns have already clinched the group’s slot in the championship match, we’ll settle for this game being a fun primer for the Red Stars’ regular season, kicking off next month.