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>>Rockies Roll Cards
(Denver, CO)  --  Josh Rutledge and Wilin Rosario each belted two-run homers as the Rockies rolled the Cardinals, 8-2, to salvage the finale of a three-game set.  Jon Jay and Carlos Beltran each plated
a run in the sixth for the Cardinals.  Fernando Salas was charged with the
loss.  The Cards host the Brewers tonight for the first of three games.

>>Cubs' Rizzo Named NL Rookie Of The Month
(New York, NY)  --  Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has been named National League Rookie
of the Month for July.  Rizzo batted .330 with a .375 on-base percentage and
.567 slugging percentage in 25 games for Chicago.  He tied Gene Baker for most
home runs by a Cubs rookie for the month of July with seven.  Baker accomplished
the feat in 1954.  In all, Rizzo had 32 hits, seven homers, 17 RBI and 55 total
bases.

>>Cubs In Los Angeles
(Los Angeles, CA)  --  The Chicago Cubs kick off a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers this evening at Chavez Ravine.  Jeff Samardzija [[ suh-MARD-juh ]] gets the nod opposite Chad
Billingsley in the West Coast opener.  The Northsiders have dropped back-to-back
games on the heels of a three-game winning streak to fall to 43-and-60 on the
season.  They lost two-of-three to Pittsburgh in their last series.

>>White Sox Host Halos
(Chicago, IL)  --  The Chicago White Sox open up a three-game set against the LA Angels this evening at The Cell.  Philip Humber [[ UMBER ]] will go up against Zack Greinke [[ GRAIN-key ]]
in game one.  The Southsiders have won seven of their last nine games and took
two-of-three at Minnesota in their last series to improve to 57-and-47 on the
season.

>>ND Ranked 24th In Preseason Poll
(Undated)  --  The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are ranked 24th in the nation in Thursday's "USA Today" preseason poll.  LSU is the preseason number-one.  Notre Dame finished 8-and-4 last
season, then lost to Florida State in the Champs Sports Bowl.  They open up
their season on September 1st against Navy in Dublin, Ireland.

 
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