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Wednesday May 30 2018

MLB

Ben Zobrist (ZOH'-brihst) and Kyle Schwarber belted two-run homers and Anthony Rizzo added a solo blast as the Cubs outscored the Pirates, 8-6.

 

Harrison Bader smacked a solo homer and Jedd Gyorko (JUR'-koh) added a two-run single while the Cardinals scored four in the second inning of a 6-1 win over Milwaukee. Matt Carpenter and Francisco Pena also homered.

 

The Cleveland Indians beat the White Sox 7-3.

 

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Tuesday May 29 2018

MLB

Mike Montgomery pitched two-hit ball into the sixth inning, Anthony Rizzo went 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-0.

 

The Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-3.

 

The Cleveland Indians took advantage of Chicago's leaky defense to score five times in the fifth inning, beating the White Sox 9-6.

 

Former GCMS Softball standout Brea Walker, went the distance on the mound to lead the Illinois Wesleyan Women’s Softball team to a 5-4 win yesterday. They play the deciding game in the best of 3 championship series today at 11am.

 

 

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The Illinois baseball team was not selected for the 2018 NCAA Baseball Championship, the NCAA announced Monday during its selection show aired live on ESPNU. The Illini finished the season with a record of 33-20.

Illinois was listed as the second team out behind Arizona. ‘

 

Tonight on WEXG it’s NASCAR Live. Get the latest news in NASCAR from 6-7.

 

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Friday May 25 2018

MLB

Baltimore Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 9-3.

The Cubs and Cards were both off

 

Big Ten Baseball

Minnesota beat Illinois 3-0 in the Big Ten Tournament.

Purdue had a  5-4 walk-off win over Michigan

 

College Softball

Illinois Wesleyan def Rowan 5-1

They will play Texas-Tyler this afternoon at 4:30

 

 

(Charlotte--jc)  -- The Monster Energy Coca Cola 600 NASCAR Race is in Charlotte, North Carolina. NASCAR Driver Michael McDowell was asked how his team prepares for the length of the Coca Cola 600…

 

 

NASCAR driver Austin Dillon has this weekend's races close to home. Dillon says its a local advantage…

 

 

 

Sunday on WEXG it’s the Indy 500 with a 10am start time


Then it’s the Monster Energy Coca Cola 600 from Charlotte with a 4pm start time.

 

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Thursday May 24 2018

MLB

The Indians' shut out the Cubs 1-0.

 

Royals beat the Cardinals 5-2 in 10 innings.

 

Yoan Moncada belted a three-run homer before Adam Engel and Jose Rondon added two-run blasts in the White Sox's 11-1 slaughter of the Orioles.

 

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Quinn Snarskis and two relievers combined on a two-hitter and Michael Massey's three-run homer broke open the game in Illinois' 7-1 victory over Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament. The Illini play top-seeded Minnesota tonight.

 

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Wednesday May 23 2018

MLB

The Cleveland Indians blew out the Cubs, 10-1 in Chicago.

 

Kansas City beat the Cardinals 5-1.

 

Yolmer Sanchez singled home the tiebreaking run while Chicago scored three in the eighth as the White Sox beat the Orioles, 3-2.

 

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Tuesday May 22 2018

MLB

Miles Mikolas (MY'-koh-las) tossed his first career shutout and Tyler O'Neill homered for the third straight game to carry St. Louis past Kansas City, 6-0.

 

The Baltimore Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2.

 

The Cubs were off.

 

(Champaign--jc)  --Illinois junior Bren Spillane was named a semifinalist for the prestigious Golden Spikes Award, USA Baseball announced Monday. The Golden Spikes Award is presented annually to the top amateur baseball player in the country.Fan voting for the award is open at GoldenSpikesAward.com for two weeks and fans can vote up to 25 times per day. The list of semifinalists also goes to a voting body of more than 200, consisting of baseball media members, select professional baseball personnel, current USA Baseball staff and the 40 previous winners of the award.

 

Tonight on WEXG it’s NASCAR Live. Get the latest news in NASCAR from 6-7.

 

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Monday May 21 2018

CINCINNATI (AP) — Yu Darvish recovered from a shaky start to earn his first win with the Cubs, and Kyle Schwarber hit one of Chicago's three home runs in a 6-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Javier Baez and Ben Zobrist each had a solo shot to help the Cubs take three of four in the series.

 

Rookie Jack Flaherty struck out 13 and Tyler O'Neill homered to send the Cardinals past the Phillies, 5-1. Flaherty limited the Phils to a pair of hits and one walk over 7 2/3 innings for his first big league victory.

 

CHICAGO (AP) — Reynaldo Lopez allowed only two hits in a career-high eight innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 3-0 for their first home series win this season.

 

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The conference office announced the bracket for the 2018 Big Ten Baseball Tournament, held May 23-27 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska The eight-team, double-elimination tournament begins Wednesday, May 23, with first-round games and continues through Sunday’s championship game on May 27. The tournament champion will earn the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.The first pitch of the 2018 Big Ten Tournament will take place at 9 a.m. (CT) Wednesday when No. 3 Michigan takes on sixth-seeded Iowa. Second-seeded Purdue will take the field at 1 p.m. on Wednesday against No. 7 Ohio State. The tournament will continue at 5 p.m. when No. 1 Minnesota plays No. 8 Michigan State. The final game on Wednesday will feature No. 4 Illinois and No. 5 Indiana at 9 p.m.

 

 

 

(Charlotte--jc) Nascar’s All-Star race was held on Saturday. Here is the M-R-N Race  Recap…

 

 

 

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