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Latest Sports News 6-21-12

>>Cards Down Tigers

(Detroit, MI) -- Jake Westbrook went the distance to lead the Cardinals to a 3-1 win over the Tigers in the rubber match of a three-game set. Westbrook allowed an unearned run and five hits while striking out five to improve to 6-and-6. Carlos Beltran went 2-for-2 with a run and two walks in the victory. The Cards and Tigers close out their series today.

>>White Sox Clobber Cubs

(Chicago, IL) -- Gavin Floyd tossed six-and-a-third shutout innings as the White Sox clobbered the Cubs, 7-0. Floyd scattered four hits and a walk while striking out four to improve to 5-and-7. Gordon Beckham homered and plated four to help the Sox avoid a three-game sweep. Adam Dunn, Paul Konerko and Alexei Ramirez plated a run apiece in the win. Randy Wells allowed three runs in only three-and-two-thirds innings to fall to 1-and-2. The Cubs and Sox are both off today.

>>Cubs Head To The Desert

(Phoenix, AZ) -- The Chicago Cubs head to the Valley of the Sun tomorrow evening to open up a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Jeff Samardzija [[ suh-MARD-juh ]] gets the nod opposite Joe Saunders in the opener. Paul Maholm [[ muh-HALL-um ]] will start on Saturday and Matt Garza will toe the rubber in Sunday's series finale.

>>ChiSox Host Crew

(Chicago, IL) -- The Chicago White Sox wrap up a six-game homestand tomorrow evening in the opener of a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers at The Cell. Chris Sale will go up against Michael Fiers in game one. Phil Humber [[ UMBER ]] gets the nod on Saturday and Jose Quintana will be on the bump Sunday.

>>'Niners Sign Illinois Product

(San Francisco, CA) -- The San Francisco 49ers have signed their top draft pick wide receiver A.J. Jenkins to a four-year contract. The 30th overall pick of the 2012 draft, Jenkins played in 13 games for Illinois last season and totaled 90 catches for 1,276 yards and eight touchdowns. He played in 46 games for the Fighting Illini during his collegiate career and finished third all-time in school history with 167 receptions for 2,432 yards and 19 scores.



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