Thursday Oct. 14, 2010
Posted: 6:30 p.m.
By Kevin Czerwinski
ARIZONA FALL LEAGUEPeoria Saguaros White Sox
Johnnie Lowe had a nice second half of the season for a moribund Birmingham team, pitching to a 3.04 ERA in 10 Southern League outings after the All-Star break. That effort was not evident on Thursday though when he made his first appearance for the Saguaros as they battled the Peoria Javelinas to a 4-4 tie in 11 innings.
Lowe started and allowed four runs on six hits over three innings. He had allowed as many as four earned runs only once over his last nine starts with the Barons.
Jared Mitchell struck out in his only at-bat as a pinch hitter.
Mesa Solar Sox Cubs
Josh Vitters was back at third base for Mesa on Thursday after playing on the opposite side of the diamond on Wednesday in his AFL debut. The former first-round pick seemed more at ease in familiar surroundings, collecting three hits and driving in a run in an 11-6 victory at Surprise.
Ryan Flaherty added a double, a walk and an RBI.
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Artemi Panarin scored with less than seven minutes remaining in regulation but Andrew Copp had the final say as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Blackhawks 2-1 on Sunday night.
It was the Blackhawks’ second consecutive loss and their first one in regulation at home since the season opener.
Jonathan Toews missed his sixth consecutive game and it sounds as though the captain could miss more. Coach Joel Quenneville said prior to the game that Toews will stay off the ice the next couple of days and be re-evaluated mid-week; his injury is not improving.
Scott Darling, who will be playing a bulk of the games in Corey Crawford’s absence, stopped 30 of 32 shots. It was another night on which the goaltending kept the Blackhawks in the game. The Blackhawks, however, couldn’t generate much on the other end.
Then came Panarin’s shot, a slick one off a pass from Patrick Kane with 6:54 remaining in regulation. But the tie didn’t last long as Copp beat Darling stick side with 4:45 remaining in the third.
The Blackhawks got a four-minute power play with 2:49 remaining in regulation but couldn’t capitalize on it. Marian Hossa was stopped by Connor Hellebuyck with 2.6 seconds remaining in regulation.
In snowy conditions the Bears receiving corps had a solid day in Sunday's 26-6 win against the 49ers.
Josh Bellamy led the way with four receptions for 93 yards, while Cam Meredith, Deonte Thompson and Daniel Brown each had multiple catches.
Watch the video above to see the Bears Postgame Live crew discuss the performance of the wide receivers.