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>>Cardinals Double Up Astros

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Kyle Lohse [[ lowsh ]] tossed seven innings of two-run ball as the Cardinals doubled up the
Astros, 4-2.  Lohse allowed three hits while fanning three and walking none to
improve to 13-and-2.  Jason Motte earned his 29th save.  Jon Jay went 2-for-4
with a run and an RBI for the Cards, who have won the first two in the
three-game series.  Jake Westbrook gets the nod opposite Dallas Keuchel in this
afternoon's series finale.

>>Crew Clip Cubs

(Milwaukee, WI)  --  Ryan Braun's solo home run in the sixth inning proved to be the difference as the Brewers clipped the Cubs, 3-2, yesterday afternoon in Milwaukee.  David DeJesus and Bryan LaHair both
blasted solo homers for Chicago, which was swept in the three-game set at Miller
Park.  Travis Wood gave up all three runs in seven innings of work to suffer the
tough-luck loss.  The Northsiders are off today.  They return to Wrigley Field
tomorrow afternoon to open up a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies. 
Jeff Samardzija [[ suh-MARD-juh ]] gets the nod opposite Drew Pomeranz in the

>>Sale, ChiSox Clips Yanks

(Chicago, IL)  --  Chris Sale struck out 13 and allowed a single run over seven-and-two-thirds
frames to help the White Sox drop the Yankees, 2-1.  Sale improved to 15-and-4
for the home side, while Addison Reed locked up save number 23.  Alex Rios
drilled a solo home run for Chicago.  This is the first time since 1991 that the
White Sox swept the Yankees in a three-game home series.  The Southsiders are
off today.  They open up a three-game set against the Seattle Mariners tomorrow
evening at The Cell.  Jake Peavy will go up against Jason Vargas in the opener.

>>Report:  Bears' Urlacher Got Treatment On Knee In Europe

(Lake Forest, IL)  --  Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher [[ ur-LOCK-er ]] reportedly had a non-invasive treatment on his injured knee in =Europe during the spring.  The "Chicago Tribune" reports that Urlacher went to the famous German-based founder of Regenokine therapy, Dr. Peter Wehling for the
treatment, which takes five days and involves several injections.  Other
professional athletes, including Yankees' Alex Rodriguez and Lakers' Kobe Bryant
have had the treatment.  Urlacher, who sprained the MCL and PCL in his knee
during last year's season-finale, remains sidelined after undergoing a scope of
his knee last week.  The Bears are hopeful the All-Pro linebacker will be back
on the field for the team's September 9th regular-season opener against the
Indianapolis Colts at Soldier Field.

>>Rams Get Ready For Cowboys

(St. Louis, MO)  --  The Rams will be in "Big D" Saturday to play Dallas in their third preseason game.  The Rams were blasted 38-3 at Indianapolis in their exhibition opener, but bounced back to
beat Kansas City 31-17 this past weekend.  The preseason finale is Thursday
against Baltimore. 

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