>>Cards Roll Rockies
(Denver, CO) -- Matt Holliday smashed two home runs to lead the Cardinals to a 9-6 win over the Rockies. The second home run, was a three-run shot that erased a 5-3 deficit. Holliday finished 3-for-4
with five RBI and three runs scored. Jake Westbrook improved to 10-and-8
despite allowing five runs in six innings. St. Louis tries to complete the
three-game sweep of the Rockies tonight.
>>Pirates Take Rubber Match From Cubs
(Chicago, IL) -- Michael McKenry capped a five-run eighth inning with a three-run homer as the Pittsburgh
Pirates downed the Chicago Cubs, 8-4, yesterday afternoon in the rubber match of
a three-game set at Wrigley Field. Starlin Castro clubbed a solo homer and
Wellington Castillo added a two-run shot for Chicago. Travis Wood gave up just
two runs on three hits through five frames of duty to suffer the tough-luck
loss. The Northsiders are off today. They kick off a three-game series against
the Los Angeles Dodgers tomorrow evening at Chavez Ravine. Jeff Samardzija [[
suh-MARD-juh ]] gets the nod opposite Chad Billingsley in the opener.
>>Peavy, White Sox Edge Twins
(Minneapolis, MN) -- Jake Peavy tossed eight stellar innings to lift the White Sox in a 3-2 win over the Twins yesterday afternoon. Peavy fanned eight and allowed two runs, just one earned,
on five hits to improve to 9-and-7 on the season. Addison Reed closed it out to
nail down his 18th save. Adam Dunn, Tyler Flowers and Alejandro De Aza all
knocked in a run for Chicago, which took two-of-three at Target Field. The
Southsiders are off today. They open up a three-game series against the LA
Angels tomorrow evening at The Cell. Philip Humber [[ UMBER ]] will be on the
bump against Zack Greinke [[ GRAIN-key ]] in the opener.
>>Goodell Not Worried About Replacement Refs
(Green Bay, WI) -- If replacement officials are used this preseason, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
says it should not adversely affect the game. Speaking to the media at Green
Bay Packers camp, the commissioner said fill-in refs have been training with
player safety in mind and he doesn't think the players will be more at risk.
The regular officials were locked out June 3rd after their labor contract
expired and the two sides have been at a stalemate since. The Cardinals and
Saints play in the Hall of Fame Game this Sunday in Canton, Ohio.