>>Cards Double Up Dodgers
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Allen Craig hit an RBI single in the seventh inning to help the Cardinals clip the Dodgers,
2-1. Skip Schumaker also knocked in a run for St. Louis, which snapped a
three-game slide. Lance Lynn gave up a run and struck out seven over six frames
for the win. Jason Motte locked up his 34th save. The two teams play the
second-game of the four-game set tonight.
>>Cubs Host Pirates At Wrigley
(Chicago, IL) -- The Chicago Cubs open up a four-game series
against the Pittsburgh Pirates this afternoon at Wrigley Field. Chris Rusin
gets gets the nod opposite James McDonald in the opener. The Northsiders have
won five of their last six games to improve to 56-and-87 on the season. They
took two-of-three at Houston in their last series.
>>Packers Best Bears
(Green Bay, WI) -- Tom Crabtree had a 27-yard touchdown reception on a fake field goal as the Packers beat the rival Bears, 23-10. Jay Cutler was just 11-of-27 for 126 yards, a touchdown and four
interceptions for Chicago. Cutler was also sacked seven times. Matt Forte [[
FOR-tay ]] had to leave with an ankle injury. The Bears dropped to 1-and-1.
The Bears host the St. Louis Rams in Week Three.
>>Illini Host Charleston Southern
(Champaign, IL) -- The Illinois Fighting Illini host Charleston Southern on Saturday afternoon in
Champaign. Illini quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase is expected to return to the
field after missing last weekend's 45-14 loss at Arizona State. Illinois won
its home season-opener against Western Michigan to sit at 1-and-1 on the season.
>>#20 Irish In East Lansing This Weekend
(East Lansing, MI) -- The 20th-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish square off against number-10 Michigan
State on Saturday evening in East Lansing. The Irish improved to a perfect
2-and-0 on the season with a 20-17 victory versus Purdue last weekend in their
home-opener. ND hasn't started a season 3-and-0 since 2002. Notre Dame routed
Michigan State, 31-13, last season in South Bend.
>>Chase Starts This Weekend At Chicagoland
(Joliet, IL) -- After 26 regular season races and 14 different winners, it comes down to the final 10
events of the season as the Chase for the Sprint Cup begins on Sunday in the
GEICO 400 at Chicagoland. Last year, Tony Stewart started the Chase in
impressive fashion as he posted the first of five Chase wins en route to the
Sprint Cup Championship. Stewart, one of the 12 drivers in the Chase for the
Sprint Cup championship, conserved enough fuel and held off Kevin Harvick during
the closing laps to win the rain-delayed GEICO 400 last year.