>>Cardinals Crush Diamondbacks
(St. Louis, MO) -- Matt Holliday and Jon Jay each homered and plated two as the Cardinals crushed the
Diamondbacks, 8-2, in the opener of a three-game set. Matt Carpenter laced a
pinch-hit, two-run double for St. Louis, which has won three-of-five. Joe Kelly
struck out six over six-and-a-third innings of two-run ball to improve to
3-and-5. The series continues at 6:40 on Newstalk 97.3 WTIM
>>Astros Clobber Cubs
(Chicago, IL) -- Brett Wallace and Fernando Martinez each clubbed three-run homers as the Astros clobbered the Cubs, 10-1. Darwin Barney plated Chicago's only run on a fielder's choice in
the seventh. Chris Volstad allowed four runs in five innings to fall to
0-and-9. Justin Germano will be on the bump opposite Bud Norris in this
afternoon's series finale.
>>White Sox Edge Jays
(Toronto, Ontario) -- Alejandro De Aza and Dewayne Wise each plated a run during a
three-run fifth inning as the White Sox edged the Blue Jays, 3-2. De Aza also
scored the go-ahead run on an error. Jose Quintana fired six-and-two-thirds
innings of two-run ball to improve to 5-and-2. Addison Reed got the final four
outs to earn his 21st save. Gavin Floyd goes up against Ricky Romero in
tonight's third installment.
>>Urlacher Undergoes Knee Procedure
(Bourbonnais, IL) -- Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher [[ URR-lock-er ]] is recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery, but is expected to be ready for the season-opener in September. According to the team's website, Urlacher had the procedure to help reduce swelling in his left knee. He
suffered sprained ligaments in the knee in last season's finale against
Minnesota. Urlacher said Sunday he intended to be ready for the opener against
Indianapolis despite missing about a week of workouts for what he and the team
said were personal reasons.
>>Chiefs Clash With Rams Saturday
(St. Louis, MO) -- The Chiefs will clash with the Rams in the Governor's Cup preseason contest in St. Louis on Saturday. The affair will mark the 22nd preseason meeting between the teams.
The Rams hold a 13-8 edge in the all-time exhibition series.