Heat beat Bulls in physical game
MIAMI — LeBron James scored 24 points, Dwyane Wade finished with 22 and the Miami Heat set a franchise record for home wins in a season by topping the Chicago Bulls 105-93 on Sunday.
Chicago had more fouls (30) than field goals (29), the first time the Bulls have managed that in a regular-season game since Nov. 19, 2008.
The Bulls sent Miami to the line a season-high 41 times, and at times were so reliant on the 3-point shot that they went more than 16 minutes to open the second half without a single 2-point basket.
Carlos Boozer finished with 16 points and 20 rebounds for the Bulls, who snapped Miami’s 27-game winning streak last month. Luol Deng led Chicago in scoring with 19.
Cubs lose, set wild pitch mark
CHICAGO — Edwin Jackson lost his command. Michael Bowden never had it.
Jackson and Bowden tied a major league record by combining to throw five wild pitches in an inning, and the Giants got another big assist from a Cubs pitcher in a three-run 10th Sunday that led to their 10-7 victory over Chicago.
The Cubs matched the record for wild pitches by a team in an inning during a four-run sixth that put San Francisco ahead 5-4, but the Giants had to rally again.
Chicago led 7-6 before Hunter Pence’s solo homer on a 2-2 pitch off Shawn Camp (0-1) with two outs in the ninth.
Peavy, Konerko end Sox’s skid
CLEVELAND — The Chicago White Sox finally found the formula to win on the road.
Jake Peavy struck out 11 in seven innings, Paul Konerko homered and the White Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians 3-1 on Sunday.
Not only did the White Sox break their five-game losing streak, they won for the first time this season away from U.S. Cellular Field.
Peavy (2-1) gave up a home run to Michael Bourn on his first pitch of the game — a line drive that landed in Chicago’s bullpen — but held the Indians to five hits overall and didn’t walk a batter.
Konerko’s two-run homer in the sixth ruined a solid effort from Brett Myers (0-2).