Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Chicago White Sox release 2018 tentative schedule

Chicago White Sox release 2018 tentative schedule

The Cubs will finish the 2018 season at home against the St. Louis Cardinals, Sept. 28-30.

As a matter of fact, 10 of Chicago's final 18 games are against its chief competition for the NL Central championship in the Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers, with eight of those games coming consecutively on the road.

Lester (10-7, 4.35 ERA) will make his third start since spending two weeks on the disabled list with lat tightness and shoulder fatigue.

"We had some opportunities even early in this game, and KB's homer really turned the tide", Cubs manager Joe Maddon said of Bryant's shot, which put Chicago ahead 4-1 in the fourth.

The Next Level: For the first three and a half innings, the game was less than ideal for the Cubs. The left-hander allowed two runs and six hits, struck out seven and walked one.

Interleague play for the Cubs features games against the American League Central, which means two series of three games each against the White Sox: May 11 to 13 at Wrigley Field and September 21 to 23 at Guaranteed Rate Field.

"We're in first place", Rizzo said.

Lester is 4-1 with a 3.97 ERA in six career starts vs. the Mets, including a 14-3 victory in NY on June 13 when he struck out 10 and allowed one run in seven innings.

"The only way you end up on ESPN is if you really screw this one up, " he said.

NY got a run back in the fifth on d'Arnaud's sac fly, but Schwarber lofted his homer to right center with two outs off Tommy Milone to make it 5-2. "It happened to be a home run".

Schwarber and Ian Happ also homered before Bryant tacked on a deep sacrifice fly in the eighth. The first baseman was 1-for-5 with two strikeouts Tuesday, and he has nine hits in his past 40-at bats with no homers and six RBIs.

Braves 8, Nats 0 • Freddie Freeman hit a three-run home run off Gio Gonzalez and Julio Teheran threw seven shutout innings as Atlanta cruised past host Washington. Chicago hit 199 all of past year.

Phillies 9, Marlins 8 • Nick Williams hit a two-out RBI double in the bottom of the 15th inning as Philadelphia came from behind to defeat Miami.

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