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Tennessee Completes Sweep, Daytona Closing In On One Of Its Own

Tennessee Completes Sweep, Daytona Closing In On One Of Its Own

Saturday Sept. 10, 2011
Posted: 9:05
CUBS Tennessee AA
The Smokies completed their sweep of Chattanooga Saturday night, racing to an early lead before earning an easy 7-2 victory at AT&T Field. Tennessee advances to the Southern League finals, where it will face the winner of the Birmingham-Mobile series.

Rebel Ridling paced the Smokies with a pair of hits, including a triple, and four RBIs, helping Trey McNutt earn the victory. McNutt allowed two runs on seven hits over five innings before the pen clamped down the Lookouts over four shutout innings.
Daytona A
The Cubs seized a commanding lead in the Florida State League finals Saturday, drubbing St. Lucie, 10-4, at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Daytona will go for the series sweep and its fifth FSL championship on Sunday down Floridas East Coast at Digital Domain Park.

Daytona pounded out 12 hits, including a pair of homers. Justin Bour had a three-run homer and Jake Opitz had a two-run shot, both of which came in the seventh inning. Matt Szczur added three hits and two RBIs.

While the bats were busy handling of St. Lucie pitching, Daytona starter Frank Del Valle dazzled, pitching his best game as a Cub. He had made two starts near the end of the regular season for Daytona and did not pitch well. He struck out eight and tossed six shutout innings on Saturday, though.

WHITE SOXBirmingham AA
Mobile scored on a throwing error by Johnnie Lowe in the bottom of the 11th inning Saturday night to edge Birmingham, 3-2, and pull within a victory of advancing to the Southern League championship series. The BayBears will look to finish off the Barons Sunday afternoon at Hank Aaron Stadium.

Birmingham had taken a 2-1 lead in the eighth inning but Mobile tied it with a run in the ninth off Anthony Carter, setting the stage for the 11th. Ollie Linton and Adam Eaton led off with back-to-back singles before A.J. Pollock bunted back to low, who made the throwing error.

Charlie Leesman started for the Barons and allowed an unearned run on three hits through 7 23 innings. He fanned nine and didnt walk a batter before giving way to Carter, who retired the final batter of the eighth inning after Leesman surrendered a two-out single.

In other action, Great Falls dropped Game Two of the Pioneer League playoffs, 11-1, at Missoula. The third and deciding game of the series will be played Sunday evening in Missoula.

SportsTalk Podcast: Robbie Gould continues to toy with Bears fans... is a potential deal in sight?

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SportsTalk Podcast: Robbie Gould continues to toy with Bears fans... is a potential deal in sight?

0:00 - The Cubs crush the Dodgers as El Mago puts on another show at Wrigley. Meanwhile, is the bullpen the biggest reason why they are above .500?

5:00 - One day away from the NFL Draft. Is Kyler Murray a lock to be the #1 pick. Will the Bears move up to the 2nd round?

8:00 - Robbie Gould continues to dominate the conversation with Bears fans. Hub gives his insight on a potential deal.

10:00 - Frank Thomas and Chuck Garfien join the panel to talk White Sox. They discuss when the top prospects should get called up and if now is the time for the Southsiders to add veterans like Craig Kimbrel or Dallas Keuchel.

Listen to the entire podcast here or in the embedded player below.

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Contestant on Jeopardy! winning streak shouts out Bears during Wednesday's episode

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Contestant on Jeopardy! winning streak shouts out Bears during Wednesday's episode

One of the best Jeopardy! contestants of all-time apparently is the same as many other Chicagoland natives.

James Holzhauer won his 15-straight episode of Jeopardy! on Wednesday. The 34-year-old from Naperville found a clever way to shout out Chicago on Wednesday's episode, using the Bears "C" logo to spell out his name.

James representing on jeopardy from r/CHIBears

As you can see, Holzhauer added a line to the Bears logo so that it wouldn't read as "Jamcs." Nonetheless, it still is a cool move by the man who has racked up $1,135,175 during his 15 episode win-streak.

However, Holzhauer doesn't only support Chicago teams. After growing up a Blackhawks fan, he has become a fan of the Vegas Golden Knights since their creation in 2017.

With his win on Wednesday, Holzhauer now ranks fourth on the show's consecutive win list. 

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