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>>Cards Cruise Over Astros

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Jon Jay knocked in a pair of runs to back seven scoreless innings from Kyle Lohse [[ Loash ]] as the Cardinals cruised to a 4-1 win over the Astros.  Lohse fanned five and
allowed just four hits with two walks to improve to 15-and-3 on the season. 
Jason Motte [[ MOTT ]] worked a 1-2-3 ninth to nail down his 36th save for St.
Louis, which has won back-to-back games.  Lance Lynn gets the start tonight
against Lucas Harrell in the middle contest of three.

>>Reds Clip Cubs

(Chicago, IL)  --  Ryan Hanigan hit a three-run double in the sixth inning to lead the Reds in a 3-1 win over the Cubs.  Bryan LaHair's RBI double in the eighth frame accounted for Chicago's lone run of the
game.  Justin Germano walked five and allowed all three runs during five innings
of duty to absorb the loss.  The Cubs have dropped three of their last four. 
The Cubs send Chris Rusin to the mound against Mike Leake in tonight's middle
contest of three.

>>White Sox Use Longball To Edge Royals

(Kansas City, MO)  --  Gordon Beckham blasted a game-tying solo homer in the sixth inning and Alex Rios
added a go-ahead solo shot in the seventh to lead the White Sox in a 3-2 win
over the Royals last night at Kauffman Stadium.  Alejandro De Aza led off the
game with a solo dinger for Chicago, which has won five games in-a-row to
maintain a three-game lead over Detroit atop the AL Central standings.  Gavin
Floyd gave up two runs through seven innings of duty to pick up his 10th win of
the season and Addison Reed registered the final two outs to lock up his 28th
save.  Chris Sale will toe the rubber against Luis Mendoza in tonight's second

>>Bears' Cutler Apologizes For Webb Bump

(Chicago, IL)  -- Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is apologizing for the bump seen around the
country during last Thursday's loss at Green Bay.  Cutler said on Tuesday that
he should not have bumped left tackle J'Marcus Webb on the sidelines, but did
not regret yelling at his offensive lineman.  Webb was personally responsible
for two sacks and two pressures, but Cutler was sacked a total of seven times in
the 23-10 setback at Lambeau Field.  Chicago returns to Soldier Field on Sunday
to host the St. Louis Rams in Week Three.

>>Rams Back To Practice

(Earth City, MO)  --  The Rams are back to work today in preparation for Sunday's game in Chicago against the Bears.  St. Louis scored eight points in the final quarter to squeeze out a 31-28 win over
Washington in Week Two.  The Rams now sit at 1-and-1 on the young season.

>>Irish Rise In Rankings

(Undated)  --  The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are off to their best start since 2002 and rose four spots in the latest release of the "USA Today" Top-25 College Football Poll.  The Irish climbed from
19th in the nation to number-15 after improving to a perfect 3-and-0 over the
weekend.  Notre Dame snapped Michigan State's 15-game home winning streak in a
20-3 victory over the Spartans on Saturday evening in East Lansing.  It was ND's
first win over a top-10 ranked team in seven years.  The Golden Domers host
bitter rival 17th-ranked Michigan on Saturday in South Bend.


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