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>>Giants Take Down Cardinals

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Buster Posey belted a three-run homer in the first and the Giants notched a 4-2 win over the Cardinals.  Allen Craig homered twice for the Cards, who had their four-game
winning streak snapped.  Lance Lynn permitted all four runs during his six
innings of work to fall to 13-and-5.  Joe Kelly gets the nod opposite Ryan
Vogelsong in tonight's third installment.

>>Padres Thump Cubs

(San Diego, CA)  --  The Padres raced out to a 7-0 lead en route to a 7-4 win over the Cubs.  Josh Vitters smacked a pinch-hit, two-run single for the Cubs, who have lost seven straight.  Brooks Raley allowed
all seven runs in four innings to take the loss in his first MLB start.  Jeff
Samardzija [[ suh-MARD-juh ]] gets the nod opposite Clayton Richard in this
evening's series finale.

>>Royals Top White Sox

(Chicago, IL)  --  Billy Butler belted a two-run homer and Alex Gordon plated the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, as the Royals rallied for a 5-2 win over the White Sox.  Gordon Beckham homered and
Adam Dunn drove in the other run for the White Sox, who had won two in-a-row and
five-of-six coming in.  Jake Peavy allowed three runs in six-and-two-thirds as
he fell to 9-and-8.  Jose Quintana will go up against Jeremy Guthrie in
tonight's series finale.

>>Bears' Urlacher In Jeopardy Of Missing Preseason-Opener

(Bourbonnais, IL)  --  Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher is
doubtful for tomorrow's preseason-opener against the Denver Broncos at Soldier
Field.  Urlacher missed his fifth straight practice on Monday for "personal
reasons."  Urlacher sprained the MCL and PCL in his left knee seven months ago
in the Bears' regular-season finale last season and the team is not going to
rush him bad too soon.

>>Webb, Carimi Named Bears Starting Offensive Tackles

(Bourbonnais, IL)  --  J'Marcus Webb and Gabe Carimi
are the Bears' starting offensive tackles.  Chicago offensive coordinator Mike
Tice says Webb will get the starting nod on the left side and Carimi on the
right for the team's first preseason game tomorrow.  Carimi is still working his
way back after missing most of his rookie campaign last year with a knee
injury.  Webb started all 16 games last season at left tackle.  Veteran lineman
Chris Williams will also get looks on the right side until Carimi is fully

>>Illinois To Host Washington At Soldier Field In 2013

(Champaign, IL)  --  The Illinois Fighting Illini are returning to
Soldier Field next season.  Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas announcement
Tuesday that the Illini will host the Washington Huskies on September 14th,
2013, at the historic home of the Chicago Bears.  It will mark just the second
time the Illini will play at Soldier Field as their only contest there was a
10-9 loss to Washington State in 1994.

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