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Moore, Lynx snap Sky's four-game winning streak

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Moore, Lynx snap Sky's four-game winning streak

MINNEAPOLIS -- Maya Moore matched her season high with 29 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Chicago Sky 84-66 on Friday night.

Minnesota (11-3) won its third in a row and fourth straight at home, and snapped Chicago's four-game winning streak.

Anna Cruz added 16 points, Asjha Jones had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Lindsay Whalen finished with 10 points for the Lynx. Jessica Breland paced Chicago with 17 points and 11 rebounds.

The Sky (9-6) used a six-point spurt early in the third quarter to take a three-point lead. Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve then called timeout and the Lynx responded after the break, scoring the next 19 points -- including 3-pointers by Tricia Liston and Damiris Dantas -- to go up 61-46.

Lynx guard Monica Wright will be out indefinitely after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on her right knee Thursday.

The game was knotted at 34 at the half.

Jose Abreu has already begun mentoring Luis Robert

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Jose Abreu has already begun mentoring Luis Robert

As the White Sox have added young Cuban stars in the making in Yoan Moncada and Luis Robert, Jose Abreu's long-term role on the team has shifted.

The 31-year-old first baseman has been looked at as something of a mentor for the two young Cubans. He seems to be delivering on that so far.

Abreu picked up Moncada from the airport when he first was called up to the White Sox last July. Now he's helping Robert in the batting cage.

The Cuban trio is expected to play a big part of the White Sox future in the coming years. 

Robert has already stated his goal of making it to the majors this year to join Abreu and Moncada, but that may be an overly ambitious goal. Either way, plenty of eyes will be on him throughout 2018 as he marches towards the White Sox roster and his Cuban teammates.

White Sox Talk Podcast: Meet the real Tim Anderson

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Meet the real Tim Anderson

On the latest White Sox Talk Podcast, Tim Anderson opens up about his struggles in 2017 and why he wants White Sox fans "to know the real me."

Anderson dives into his personal tragedy from last season when his best friend was murdered in Alabama. 

He talks with Chuck Garfien about the dark days that happened, how counseling helped him, his new leadership role in 2018, if he'll draw more walks this season, "bringing swag to the South Side" with Yoan Moncada and much more.

Listen to the full White Sox Talk Podcast right here: