Russell hit his second career grand slam, Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist each had two-run homers and the Cubs rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 10-6 on Friday.
Kyle Schwarber added his 16th home run, a solo shot in the seventh, in a late afternoon contest that started with a temperature of 96 degrees and a 12-mph breeze blowing out. Anthony Rizzo completed Chicago’s scoring with an RBI single in the eighth as the Cubs pulled away to win their third game in four following a five-game slide.
Today, probably high-end extreme of favorable to the offensive side, Twins manager Paul Molitor said of the weather. It played a little bit of a role in the game.
I got a little bit of a boost I think on Joe’s ball and on (Russell’s) grand slam.
Porter, a 6-10 small forward, is an elite shooter who has the ability to create his own shot. Though he needs to add strength to reach his full potential, Denver could get a steal if his back checks out.
Philadelphia continues to stockpile 3-and-D wings in this scenario, a luxury of having your primary initiators for the future seemingly sorted out.
Okogie is a long and strong defender who has the potential to be a one-on-one stopper in the league. He’s also a career 38.2 percent 3-point shooter. The 19-year-old would be excellent value this late in the first round.
Evans has reportedly worked out twice for the Celtics and fits the mold of what the franchise’s front office has looked for in recent years. At 6-6, he’s a versatile wing with 3-point shot and the ability to attack closeouts off the bounce.