>>Cardinals Edge Pirates
(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Matt Holliday hit a go-ahead solo homer in the sixth as the Cardinals edged the Pirates, 4-3, in the first of a three-game series. Yadier Molina and Skip Schumaker each knocked in
a run for St. Louis, which has won two straight and six-of-seven. Kyle Lohse [[
lowsh ]] singled in a run and tossed five innings of two-run ball to improve to
14-and-2. Jason Motte got the final four outs for his 31st save. The Cards
send Jake Westbrook to the mound this evening against James McDonald in the
middle contest of three.
>>Brewers Pound Cubs
(Chicago, IL) -- Milwaukee took a lead into the ninth and poured on nine runs to finish a rout of the Cubs, 15-4. Brett Jackson hit a solo homer and Alfonso Soriano had a pair of hits with an RBI and
a run scored for Chicago. Justin Germano gave up five runs in as many innings
to suffer the loss for the Cubs, who had won two-of-three. The Cubs send Travis
Wood to the mound this evening against Yovanni Gallardo in the second contest of
>>O's Cool Off White Sox On McLouth's Homer
(Baltimore, MD) -- Nate McLouth hit a two-run homer in the eighth to lift the Orioles to a 4-3 win
over the White Sox. Baltimore set a club record with its 13th straight one-run
victory and has won three straight overall. Brett Myers suffered the loss for
Chicago. Kevin Youkilis hit a two-run homer for the White Sox, who had won
their previous six contests. Chris Sale will toe the rubber against Chris
Tillman in tonight's second installment.
>>Rams Send Smith To Jets
(East Rutherford, NJ) -- The Rams dealt right tackle Jason Smith to the New York Jets yesterday for fellow tackle Wayne Hunter. The Rams picked Smith out of Baylor second overall in the 2009
draft. He was benched in favor of Barry Richardson. Hunter was also benched in
New York in favor of Austin Howard.
>>College Football Kicks Off This Week
(Undated) -- The college football season starts later this week with games kicking off on Thursday.
Illinois will start play on Saturday afternoon and play host to Western Michigan of the MAC. Missouri's season will start Saturday when it hosts Southeastern Louisiana of
the Southland Conference.