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Latest Sports News 7-2-12

>>Cards Clip Bucs 

Matt Holliday and Shane Robinson each plated a run during a decisive fifth frame to lift the Cardinals
in a 5-4 win over the Pirates.  Allen Craig clubbed a two-run homer and Yadier
Molina added a solo shot for St. Louis, which snapped a three-game slide.  Jake
Westbrook tossed six innings of four-run ball to get the win and Jason Motte [[
MOTT ]] closed it out to lock up his 17th save of the season.  The Cardinals
welcome the Colorado Rockies to town this evening for the start of a four-game
set.  Kyle Lohse [[ low-sh ]] gets the start against Josh Outman.

>>Four Cards Land On ASG Roster 

Four Cardinals made the National League All-Star roster including two starters. 
Rafael Furcal will make his third appearance in the All-Star Game and start at
shortstop while Carlos Beltran makes his seventh appearance in the outfield. 
Catcher Yadier Molina made the team for the fourth time as a reserve while
pitcher Lance Lynn will be at his first All-Star Game.  The NL will face the
American League on July 10th from Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.

>>Cubs Sweep Astros

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Cubs scored three runs
in the sixth inning to back seven-and-two-third scoreless frames from Travis
Wood en route to a 3-0 win over the Astros.  Wood fanned four and allowed just
three hits to improve to 3-and-3 on the season.  Carlos Marmol closed it out to
lock up his eighth save for Chicago, which swept the three-game set at Wrigley
Field.  Anthony Rizzo had an RBI single and Jeff Baker added a two-run double in
the decisive inning.  The Cubs start a four-game series against the Braves in
Atlanta tonight.  Jeff Samardzija takes the ball against Tommy Hanson in the

>>Yankees Double Up ChiSox 

Eric Chavez and Robinson Cano each clubbed a two-run homer to lead the Yankees in a 4-2 win over
the White Sox.  Kevin Youkilis and Alex Rios both knocked in a run for Chicago. 
Gavin Floyd was saddled with the loss after allowing all four runs in
five-and-a-third frames of duty.  The White Sox host the Rangers for a
three-game set beginning tonight with Chris Sale opposite Roy Oswalt. 

>>Report: Jordan's Son Arrested In Omaha 

The "Omaha World-Herald" reports Michael Jordan's son was arrested in Omaha early
Sunday morning.  According to the report, 21-year-old Marcus Jordan was arrested
for resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and obstructing.  Marcus reportedly
appeared to be very intoxicated and was arguing with two females at a hotel
driveway at about 2:10 a.m. local time.  Marcus averaged 13.7 points in 31 games
with the University of Central Florida last season.



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