Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler are on the same page about the current state of the Bulls: It’s sorry, they say. And they’re plenty mad at some of their teammates for that.
The anger poured out after Chicago blew a 10-point lead in the final three minutes Wednedsday and lost 119-114 at home to Atlanta. Butler (40) and Wade (33) combined for 73 points.
Astros first baseman Yuri Gurriel collected four hits with a home run and two RBIs in an 8-7 win against the Orioles. Starting pitcher Mike Fiers allowed just one run off of six hits in seven innings, while striking out nine batters.
Indians slugger Edwin Encarnacion went 3 for 4 with a home run, four RBIs, two runs scored and a walk in a 13-3 win against the Blue Jays. Encarnacion’s home run gave him at least one long ball against all 30 MLB teams.
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 2 for 4 with two home runs and four RBIs in a 7-5 win against the Athletics.
Cubs relief pitchers: Trying to win their seventh straight game, Chicago had a 3-2 lead entering the eighth inning against the Cardinals. Carl Edwards Jr., Hector Rondon and Justin Grimm gave up a combined nine runs in the top of the eighth inning, all of which came before the Cardinals even recorded an out. The Cubs ultimately lost, 11-4.
Astros (64-32) at Orioles (46-50) 7:05 p.m. ET — Houston is linked with a number of starting pitchers as they try to go all-in on a World Series berth this season. The young Astros team scores plenty of runs, but they lack rotational depth. Aside from being entertaining, the Astros will be one to watch off the diamond, too, as a potentially active buyer.