CHICAGO — Joe Maddon’s first game back in Chicago was similar to his final game with the Cubs: a loss.
Rookie Gavin Sheets hit a long three-run homer and had four RBIs in his first three-hit game, and the White Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 9-3 on Tuesday night.
Maddon managed the Cubs for five years, leading them to the playoffs four times and a World Series title in 2016 that ended the team’s 108-year championship drought.
“I thought it would always have been interesting to be able to hang together for a couple more. I can’t deny that,” Maddon said before the game. “That group right there was not only very talented, they’re very charismatic, too. I like the people in that room. The way they