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>>Cards Sweep Astros

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Carlos Beltran hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the sixth and the Cardinals held on for a 5-4 win over the Astros.  Allen Craig hit a three-run homer in the first for St. Louis,
which swept the three-game series.  Jaime Garcia got the win.  The Cards play
the Cubs in Chicago today.

>>Cubs Swept By Playoff-Bound Reds

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Reds broke up a scoreless game with a five-run seventh inning and went on to beat the
Cubs 5-3 at Wrigley Field.  Cincinnati clinched at least a Wild Card berth,
becoming the first team to secure a playoff spot this season.  Anthony Rizzo
went 2-for-4 with two RBI for Chicago.

>>Royals Walk Off On ChiSox

(Kansas City, MO)  --  Eric Hosmer's RBI single in the ninth completed a comeback from three runs down as the Royals downed the White Sox, 4-3.  A.J. Pierzynski was 2-for-4 with an RBI for
Chicago.  Jesse Crain took the loss in relief.  The White Sox now hold a
two-game lead over Detroit in the AL Central.  The Southsiders kick off a
three-game series against the Angels tonight in Anaheim.  Jake Peavy will go up
against Ervin Santana in the opener.

>>Bears Host Rams On Sunday

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Chicago Bears host the St. Louis Rams on Sunday at Soldier Field.  The Bears dropped to 1-and-1 on the season after suffering a 23-10 loss at Green Bay last Thursday
night.  They won their season-opener over Indianapolis in Week One.  Chicago
beat the Rams, 17-9, the last time the two teams played in 2009.

>>Illini Host Louisiana Tech

(Champaign, IL)  --  The Illinois Fighting Illini host Louisiana Tech on Saturday evening in Champaign.  The
Illini are coming off a 44-0 victory versus Charleston Southern last weekend to
improve to 2-and-1 on the season.  Their lone loss came in Week Two at Arizona
State.  Starting quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase missed his second-straight game
last weekend with a sprain ankle.

>>#15 Irish Welcome In 17th-Ranked Michigan To South Bend

(South Bend, IN)  --  The 15th-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish host bitter rival and 17th-ranked Michigan on Saturday evening in South Bend.  The Irish improved to 3-and-0 for the first time since
2002 with a 20-3 victory at then-10th-ranked Michigan State last weekend.  ND
hasn't beaten the Wolverines since 2008.  Michigan rallied for a 35-31 win over
the Golden Domers last season in Ann Arbor.

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