>>Pirates Blank Cards
(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Pedro Alvarez capped off an incredible series going 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI as the Pirates smoked the Cardinals, 5-0. David Freese had two of the five hits for
the Cards in the loss. Joe Kelly fell to 4-and-6 allowing five runs across five
innings. The Cards head to the nation's capital for a four-game series against
the Nationals starting tonight.
>>Cards Make Roster Moves
(Pittsburgh, PA) -- The Cardinals made several roster moves before
last night's game in Pittsburgh. The Cards recalled pitcher Trevor Rosenthal
and catcher Bryan Anderson from Triple-A Memphis. To make room, they optioned
infielder Ryan Jackson and pitcher Brandon Duckworth back to Memphis.
>>Yadier Says Home Plate Collision Was Clean
(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is calling Tuesday night's home plate
collision with the Pirates' Josh Harrison a clean play. Molina strained his
left shoulder, back and neck on the play in which Harrison bowled him over but
was tagged out. Molina hopes to return to action Friday.
>>Brewers Cut Down Cubs
(Chicago, IL) -- Jean Segura singled in the go-ahead run and later scored on an error as the Brewers beat the Cubs, 3-1. Darwin Barney had an RBI for the Cubs, who have dropped their last
eight meetings with the Brewers. Jeff Samardzija fanned 10, but allowed three
runs, two earned, in seven innings to fall to 8-and-12. The four-game set wraps
up this afternoon with Brooks Raley opposing Milwaukee's Shaun Marcum.
>>White Sox Rough Up O's
(Baltimore, MD) -- Gordon Beckham had
three hits and three RBI as the White Sox routed the Orioles, 8-1. Alexei
Ramirez had three hits, two runs and two RBI for Chicago, which had lost the
first two in the four-game series. Dylan Axelrod fired seven-and-a-third
innings of three-hit, one-run ball to improve to 2-and-2. Jose Quintana will be
on the bump against Zach Britton in the finale of the series this afternoon.
>>Bears In Cleveland
(Cleveland, OH) -- The Chicago Bears are on the road against the Cleveland Browns this evening in their
preseason finale. The Bears are 2-and-1 this preseason. They have won
back-to-back games against Washington and the New York Giants after dropping
their exhibition opener versus Denver. Chicago plays its regular-season opener
on Sunday, September 9th against the Indianapolis Colts at Soldier Field.
>>NFL To Open Season With Replacement Refs
(New York, NY) -- The NFL is using replacement referees to start the regular season. NFL.com
reports the league has informed all 32 teams via memo that stand-in officials
used this preseason will be on the field when the Giants host the Cowboys next