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>>Nats Crush Cardinals

(Washington, DC)  --  Bryce Harper homered and plated three runs as the Nationals crushed the Cardinals, 8-1, in the first of a three-game series.  Bryan Anderson scored on an error in the eighth for the
Cardinals, who have been outscored 22-1 during their three-game skid.  Jaime [[
HIGH-me ]] Garcia allowed six runs over five-and-a-third innings to fall to
3-and-6.  The Cards and Nats continue the series tonight.

>>Cubs Rally Past Milwaukee

(Chicago, IL)  --  Alfonso Soriano clubbed a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Cubs a
12-11 win over the Brewers.  Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo also plated runs
in the decisive frame for Chicago, which snapped a three-game slide to salvage
the finale of a four-game set at Wrigley Field.  Carlos Marmol registered the
win.  The Northsiders open up a three-game series against the San Francisco
Giants this afternoon in the Windy City.

>>Britton Helps Baltimore Bury ChiSox

(Baltimore, MD)  --  The Orioles edged the White Sox, 5-3, yesterday afternoon at Camden Yards.  Alexei
Ramirez knocked in two runs and Gordon Beckham plated another for Chicago.  Jose
Quintana gave up all five runs through three-and-two-third innings of duty to
absorb the loss.  The Southsiders kick off a three-game series at Detroit this
evening.  Jake Peavy is expected to toe the rubber against Doug Fister in the

>>Bears Win Preseason Finale

(Cleveland, OH)  --  The Bears notched a 28-20 win over the Browns in their preseason finale.  Josh McCown threw for 157 yards and two touchdowns in the victory.  Jay Cutler did not
play.  Chicago plays its regular-season opener on Sunday, September 9th against
the Indianapolis Colts at Soldier Field.

>>Rams Trounce Ravens

(St. Louis, MO)  --  The St. Louis Rams finished the preseason on a strong note defeating the Baltimore Ravens, 31-17.  Sam Bradford tossed three touchdowns and racked up 176 yards through the air,
while rookie running back Isaiah Pead rumbled for 58 yards.  The Rams start the
season Sunday, September 9th in Detroit against the Lions.

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