>>Pirates Beat Cardinals In 19-Inning Marathon
(St. Louis, MO) -- Pedro Alvarez hit a go-ahead solo homer in the top of the 19th inning as the Pirates downed the Cardinals, 6-3, in the rubber match of a three-game series. Carlos Beltran plated a pair of runs for the Cardinals. Barret Browning was charged with the loss. Jaime Garcia returned from the DL and struck out 10 over eight innings of two-run ball. Both were unearned. He had been out since June 5th. The Cards begin a three-game series with the Astros tomorrow.
>>Reds Clip Cubs
(Cincinnati, OH) -- Ryan Hanigan's walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Reds to a 5-4 win over the Cubs yesterday afternoon at the Great American Ball Park. Alfonso Soriano plated a pair and Starlin Castro and David DeJesus also knocked in a run for Chicago. Shawn Camp was saddled with the loss. The Northsiders kick off a three-game series at Milwaukee this evening. Justin Germano gets the nod opposite Mark Rogers in the opener.
>>Guthrie Flirts With No-No; Royals Top White Sox
(Kansas City, MO) -- Jeremy Guthrie took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Salvador Perez' RBI single sparked a three-run eighth inning as the Royals topped the White Sox, 5-2, yesterday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium. Guthrie, who gave up his first hit with two outs in the seventh on a controversial infield single by Paul Konerko, gave up two unearned runs in seven-and-a-third innings of duty but did not factor in the decision. Both of Chicago's runs scored on an eighth inning error. Jesse Crain was saddled with the loss for the ChiSox, who were swept in the three-game set. The Southsiders return to The Cell this evening to open up a three-game series against the New York Yankees. Gavin Floyd will toe the rubber against Freddy Garcia in the opener.
>>Bears Hold Off Redskins
(Chicago, IL) -- Robbie Gould [[ gold ]] kicked the game-winning field goal from 57 yards out with 36 seconds left as the Chicago Bears edged the Washington Redskins, 33-31, in preseason action on Saturday at Solider Field. Jay Cutler threw for 122 yards on 7-of-13 passing and backup signal-caller Jason Campbell tallied 141 yards on 9-of-15 passing. Matt Forte [[ for-TAY ]] picked up 16 yards on the ground on four carries and Michael Bush ran for 21 yards and two touchdowns on five carries. Brandon Marshall hauled in two passes for 61 yards and Devin Hester snagged two balls for 22 yards. Rookie receiver Alshon Jeffery caught three passes for 62 yards in the victory. Chicago continues its exhibition slate on Friday evening at the New York Giants.
>>Rams Roll Chiefs
(St. Louis, MO) -- Sam Bradford tossed for 102 yards and two scores as the Rams defeated the Chiefs, 31-17. The Rams were 21-of-29 passing as a team. Steven Jackson rushed for nearly 50 yards on seven carries. St. Louis will meet the Cowboys in Texas on Saturday.