CHICAGO -- Javier Baez hit a tiebreaking two-run homer deep into Wrigleys Fields left bleachers in the seventh, Addison Russell added a grand slam in a five-run eighth and the Chicago Cubs beat the White Sox 8-1 on Wednesday night.Jason Hammel (10-5) allowed one run and five hits while striking out seven in seven innings. Hector Rondon pitched a perfect eighth, and Aroldis Chapman pitched a 1-2-3 ninth -- striking out Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia -- in his Cubs debut.Baez went deep on a full-count pitch against Anthony Ranaudo (1-1) to chase the right-hander in his White Sox debut.Ranaudo didnt allow a hit until Kris Bryants solo homer with one out in the sixth tie the score 1-1. Bryants 26th homer matched his total last season when he was NL Rookie of the Year.After Ben Zobrists RBI double in the eighth, Russell followed two hitters later with his 12th homer to help the Cubs end a two-game slide and snap the White Soxs four-game winning streak.Ranaudo allowed three runs and two hits -- both homers -- in 6 2/3 innings and smacked an opposite-field homer in the fifth for his first major league hit to give the White Sox a 1-0 lead.Chapman had 20 saves in 21 chances this season with the Yankees before the Cubs acquired the hard-throwing lefty on Monday for a package of prospects.The 6-foot-7 Ranaudo, acquired from Texas on May 12, was 5-3 with 3.20 ERA at Triple-A Charlotte in 13 starts. In two games with the Rangers this season, the 26-year-old righty was 1-0, but had a 17.18 ERA and walked eight -- including five in a May 10 game against the White Sox.He was better than that in his 10th major league start and 14th appearance.The White Sox beat the Cubs 5-4 and 3-0 in the first two games of the crosstown series. The fourth game is Thursday night.Ranaudos homer was the first by a White Sox pitcher since Mark Buehrle went deep on June 14, 2009, at Milwaukee.CLEAR SALE-INGWhite Sox manager Robin Ventura expects nothing unusual when ace Chris Sale starts the finale of the crosstown series with the Cubs on Thursday night after serving a five-game suspension for destroying the White Sox 1976 vintage uniforms and being scratched minutes before his last scheduled start on Saturday.I think its going to be fine, Ventura said. Players always have their teammates backs, and thats no different with our clubhouse.Pitching coach Don Cooper offered unequivocal support for Sale.Hes a passionate guy about a lot of different things, Cooper said. Weve seen examples of that before, but I know him to be a good kid and Im looking for him to get back and move on and keep going.SETTING UPWith Chapmans arrival, former Cubs finisher Hector Rondon figures to shift to a set-up role.I think this opens him up to just pitching and not trying to throw 97 on edges all the time and really being concerned about making a mistake, manager Joe Maddon said. I think this going to free him up a little bit.TRAINERS ROOMWhite Sox: 2B Brett Lawrie (strained left hamstring) went on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 22. INF Carlos Sanchez was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte. ... LHP Carlos Rodon (sprained left wrist) threw a side session Wednesday that went well, Ventura said. 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NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans will play his first game in nearly 11 months on Thursday night against the Indiana Pacers.Evans underwent three right knee surgeries in the span of nine months. He said he will begin his return on an unspecified minutes limit and will not play on back-to-back nights.It feels good, he said. Just putting the work Ive been putting in. Just having the chance to get my feet wet, for the first game. Ive been working hard all summer just to get in this position. ... Ill see how I feel and see if I can go at a good rate.Evans, 27, was nearing a return two weeks ago, but he said he felt a pull on his left calf while going up for a layup in practice on Nov. 30, which he thought was a result from not running [in] a long time. Evans said his calf is still a little sore but that Ive felt worse pain.Asked if he feels 100 percent, like he was before the surgeries, Evans said, Not 100 percent, but I definitely feel way better than last year, just from after the surgeries. Dr. [Riley] Williams did a great job with the surgery. My knee is feeling way better, no pain. So thats a good sign.For the Pacers, coach Nate McMillan says his club is without guard Rodney Stuckey, who injured his left hamstring during Wednesday nights loss in Miami. That further reduces depth at guard, which was already thinned by Monta Ellis not making the trip because of his right groin strain.Evans, who last played Jan. 25, 2016, said he was willing to play through any injury when he entered the NBA out of Memphis in 2009, but his experiences over the past year-plus have taught him to take a more cautious approach to rest and recovery.When Im hurt from now on, I know if I cant go Im not going to play, he said. Its just the risk you have on yourself. Me getting older, learning about that, about my body, knowing when to play and when not to play -- [that] has a lot to do with me now.dddddddddddd Its my eighth year.Pelicans general manager Dell Demps said on Dec. 1 that Evans is in tremendous shape, but that the team plans to slowly work him back into game action. Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said he doesnt anticipate Evans will be able to play long stretches right away.After playing in a career-high 79 games in 2014-15, Evans underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in May 2015 to remove loose particles. He then bumped knees with Kendrick Perkins in a preseason practice, causing a chip in Evans right knee that required surgery.He returned Dec. 1, 2015, but persistent knee swelling -- despite the draining of fluid -- led to an osteochondral autograft transfer system procedure in February to replace cartilage in three areas of his knee.Evans revealed on media day in late September that he also sustained a blood clot in his calf following the February surgery, but that it went away after two days and he didnt consider it an issue moving forward. He returned to non-contact action in practice on Nov. 15.The first couple weeks of the surgery, after I got the surgery, was painful, the worst feeling of my life, Evans said. But once I started to ramp up in New York with my treatment and ride a bike, everything started to go real smooth.Tim Frazier?said on Thursday that he will miss the next 7-10 days after sustaining a bone bruise on his right wrist in Tuesdays 113-109 loss to the Golden State Warriors.The Pelicans have lost 70 combined games to injury and illness in their 8-18 start, with Jrue Holiday missing an additional 12 to tend to his wife and newborn. The team lost 351 total games to injury and illness last season, the second most in the NBA in the past decade.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. ' ' '