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Chicago: Sky Benefit from Candace Parker Return

Baseball

The GIST: The Sky are surging but the Cubs and Sox are flailing. Clearly women are running Chicago this weekend. As per.

June 21, 2021
Source: Chicago Sky/sky.wnba.com
Source: Chicago Sky/sky.wnba.com

🏀Sky: Much like the city’s forecast, the Sky have been on a hot streak since Chicago style icon Candace Parker returned from an ankle injury; with the power forward on the court, the squad has won five straight. They took two off the conference-leading (but Jonquel Jones-less) Connecticut Sun last week, beating them 81–75 on Thursday and 91–81 on Saturday. 

  • Sky point guard and assist queen Courtney Vandersloot was the star in Saturday’s matchup, with a double-double and a shoutout from the W to boot. 
  • After taking out the conference leaders, the Sky will get a crack at the East’s second-place team, the NY Liberty. They play at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT this Tuesday and Thursday. 

⚾️MLB: Even though both Chicago baseball teams sit atop their divisions, it certainly didn’t feel like it this weekend. The White Sox were swept by the Houston Astros, and it was not pretty. The South Siders couldn’t handle the actual South and were outscored 27–8 over four games in Houston. 

⚽️Soccer: The Red Stars’ Saturday match with the Washington Spirit came to a 1–1 draw; Fire FC lost to the Columbus Crew 2–0 on Saturday.