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>>Cardinals At Tigers

(Detroit, MI) -- The Cardinals continue Interleague play with the first of a three-game series against the Tigers tonight in Detroit. Lance Lynn puts his 10-and-2 mark on the line against Tigers ace Justin Verlander in the opener. The Cards will also rematch with the Royals this weekend in Kansas City.

>>Matheny Ready To Implement DH

(Detroit, MI) -- The Cardinals will have the luxury of using a designated hitter as they open a week of Interleague games in American League parks. The Cards will play three at Detroit followed by three at Kansas City. Manager Mike Matheny says he'll mix and match to give guys a break from the field.

>>Cubs Clobber White Sox

(Chicago, IL) -- Luis Valbuena's three-run homer capped a six-run seventh inning as the Cubs clobbered the White Sox, 12-3. Brian LaHair and Starlin Castro clubbed two-run homers, while Alfonso Soriano and Geovany Soto added solo shots for the Cubs. Matt Garza went six innings to improve to 3-and-5. Travis Wood opposes Jake Peavy in the second game of the series tonight.

>>Bears Give Fans Inside Look At Rookie Minicamp

(Lake Forest, IL) -- The Chicago Bears are giving fans an inside look at last month's Rookie Minicamp. A five-part video series was launched yesterday on ChicagoBears.com. The feature highlights first round pick Shea McClellin and sixth rounder Isaiah Frey as they head to Halas Hall to participate in minicamp. Chicago wrapped up its mandatory veteran minicamp last week. The Bears play their first preseason contest on Thursday, August 9th against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos at Soldier Field.

>>Blues Re-Sign Jackman To Three-Year Deal

(St. Louis, MO) -- Defenseman Barret Jackman is sticking around in St. Louis. The Blues have re-signed the veteran blueliner to a three-year contract. Jackman was the Blues' first-round pick in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. He had one goal and 12 assists with a plus-20 rating in 81 games last season.

>>Blackhawks Re-Sign A Trio

(Chicago, IL) -- The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with forwards Brandon Bollig and Ben Smith on two-year contracts and goaltender Carter Hutton on a one-year deal. The 25-year-old Bollig made his NHL debut last season, appearing in 18 regular-season games and four playoff tilts for the Blackhawks. He tallied his first career goal in Game Two of the Western Conference quarterfinals against Phoenix. The 23-year-old Smith registered three goals and three assists over 19 games with Chicago over the last two seasons, adding three goals in seven playoff games.

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