>>Reds Edge Cards With Late Runs
(Cincinnati, OH) -- Scott Rolen plated a pair with a single in the eighth as the Reds completed a three-game sweep of the Cardinals with a 4-2 victory. Yadier Molina hit a solo homer and
added an RBI double for St. Louis. Jake Westbrook surrendered four runs over
seven-and-a-third innings to take the loss. The Cards start a three-game series
in Milwaukee tonight.
>>Cards Add Fuentes
(Cincinnati, OH) -- The Cardinals have added the services of reliever Brian Fuentes to a
minor league deal. Fuentes was released by Oakland last week. He is 2-and-2
with a 6.84 ERA this season. Fuentes led the league with 48 saves in 2009.
>>Cubs Sweep D'backs
(Chicago, IL) -- Matt Garza fired seven shutout innings as the Cubs completed a three-game sweep of the Diamondbacks with a 3-1 victory. Garza struck out seven while allowing five hits and one
walk as he improved his mark to 5-and-7. Carlos Marmol recorded the final two
outs for his 10th save. Darwin Barney hit a two-run homer and Anthony Rizzo
plated a run for the Cubs, who have won 10 of their last 13 games. The Cubs
welcome the Miami Marlins to town tomorrow night for a three-game set. Travis
Wood gets the start against Anibal Sanchez.
>>Sale, ChiSox Clip Royals
(Kansas City, MO) -- Chris Sale tossed eight innings of one-run
ball to pace the White Sox to a 2-1 win over the Royals. Sale improved to
11-and-2 on the season, while Addison Reed recorded his 14th save. Adam Dunn
drilled a solo shot in the first for Chicago, which took two-of-three in the
series. The Sox are off to Boston where they start a four-game set with the Red
Sox tonight. Gavin Floyd will get the start against Aaron Cook in the opener.
>>Forte Could Be Close To Deal With Bears
(Chicago, IL) -- Today marks the deadline for NFL players who received a franchise tag to sign long-term deal and Bears running back Matt Forte says he's optimistic he'll ink a new contract. Chicago
has been working over the weekend to sign Forte rather than have him play under
a one-year tender worth just south of eight-million-dollars. The deadline to
sign Forte to a long-term contract is today at 3 p.m. Central time.
>>Johnson Edges Matteson In John Deere Playoff
(Silvis, IL) -- Zach Johnson edged third-round leader Troy Matteson in
a one-hole playoff to win the John Deere Classic on Sunday. Johnson posted a
six-under 65 in the final round to get into the clubhouse at 20-under 264. He
then birdied the playoff hole to beat Matteson, who carded a two-under 69
Sunday. Scott Piercy finished third at 18-under, while John Senden was fourth
at minus-17. Three-time defending champion Steve Stricker and Luke Guthrie tied
for fifth place at 16-under 268.