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Joliet Slammers lead City of Champions Cup

All games in the 2020 City of Champions Cup are being played at DuPage Medical Group Field in Joliet.
All games in the 2020 City of Champions Cup are being played at DuPage Medical Group Field in Joliet.

The Joliet Slammers won their seventh game Saturday, keeping up a first-place pace in the 2020 City of Champions Cup created as a substitute season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Slammers are 7-1 in the four-team league in which all games are being played in Joliet at DuPage Medical Group Field.

The Slammers created the City of Champions Cup after the Frontier League, the league in which the Slammers regularly play, canceled its season.

The City of Champions Cup includes four teams all based in Joliet but comprised of players from a wide area available after Major League Baseball canceled its minor league season.The teams include dozens of professional ballplayers at the minor league level and players with major league experience.

The four teams, given names with Chicago-area connections are called Chicago Deep Dish, the Tiully Monsters, and the NERDS Herd.

The Slammer's on Saturday beat Chicago Deep Dish 8-0, according to a game report from the Slammers.

Play in the City of Champions Cup resumes Sunday with two games at DuPage Medical Group Field.

Chicago Deep Dish, which is in fourth place in in the City of Champions Cup, will play the second-place Tully Monsters at 12:05 p.m. The Slammers will play the third-place NERDS Herd at 5:05 p.m.

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