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>>Cardinals Drop Mets

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Jaime [[ HIGH-may ]] Garcia allowed an unearned run over seven-and-a-third innings as the Cardinals dropped the Mets, 5-1.  Garcia scattered nine hits while striking out five as he
improved to 4-and-6 with his first victory since May 16th.  Jon Jay went 2-for-4
with an RBI for the Cards, who have won three-of-four since a four-game skid. 
The teams close out the series today at 12:45 p.m.

>>Nats Use Homers To Pound Cubs

(Washington, DC)  --  Adam LaRoche hit two solo homers as the Nationals pounded the Cubs, 11-5.  Alfonso Soriano hit a solo homer and added a two-run triple while Starlin Castro added two RBI
for the Cubs, who have lost four straight.  Chris Rusin allowed five runs in
just one inning of work to take the loss.  The series continues tonight at 6:05

>>Twins Crush White Sox

(Chicago, IL)  --  Minnesota plated 10 runs in the fifth on its way to an 18-9 win over the White Sox.  Dewayne Wise went 2-for-3 with two RBI for Chicago, which jumped out to a three-run lead
early before falling down an inning later.  Jose Quintana surrendered seven runs
in one-and-a-third innings of work as the Sox lost their seventh game in nine
contests.  Jake Peavy will toe the rubber against P.J. Walters in this
afternoon's series finale.

>>Illini's Scheelhaase Questionable For Saturday

(Tempe, AZ)  --  Illinois Fighting Illini quarterback Nathan
Sheelhaase is questionable for Saturday's game at Arizona State.  The junior
signal-caller left last weekend's game against Western Michigan late in the
third quarter with an ankle injury.  He was 11-of-18 for 126 yards with a
touchdown and interception in the 24-7 victory.  Sheelhaase also had a rushing
touchdown.  Illini head coach Tim Beckman says sophomore Reilly O'Toole or
junior Miles Osei will fill in for Sheelhaase if he is unable to go this

>>ND Rises In Rankings

(Undated)  --  The Notre Dame Fighting Irish rose two spots in Tuesday's latest edition of the "USA Today" Top-25 College Football Poll.  The Irish climbed from 24th in the nation to number-22
after last weekend's 50-10 blowout win against Navy in Dublin, Ireland.  Notre
Dame plays its home-opener on Saturday afternoon against Purdue in South Bend.

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