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>>Cards Start Set With Nats
(St. Louis, MO)  --  The Cardinals open up a three-game series against the Nationals this evening.  Adam Wainwright gets the nod opposite Edwin Jackson in the opener.  The Cards had a four-game winning streak snapped in the finale of a three-game series at Houston on Wednesday to fall to 84-and-72 on the season.

>>Rays Roll White Sox
(Chicago, IL)  --  Evan Longoria lifted a solo shot in the top of the ninth to give the Rays a 3-2 win over the White Sox.  Dayan Viciedo knocked in the lone run for Chicago, which is now two games back of Detroit in the AL Central.  Brett Myers suffered the loss in relief.  Gavin Floyd gets the nod opposite Jeremy Hellickson in tonight's second installment.
>>Rockies Sweep Cubs
(Denver, CO)  --  Jordan Pacheco popped a three-run homer and DJ LeMahieu added a two-run blast as the Rockies clipped the Cubs, 7-5, yesterday afternoon at Coors Field.  Anthony Rizzo clubbed a solo homer and drove in two for Chicago, which was swept in the three-game series.  Chris Volstad lasted just three innings after giving up seven runs on 10 hits to take the loss.  The Cubs lost for the 56th time this season on the road, tying a franchise record set in 1956.  The Northsiders kick off a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks this evening at Chase Field.  Travis Wood toes the rubber against Ian Kennedy in the opener.

>>Illini Host Penn State
(Champaign, IL)  --  The Illinois Fighting Illini open up their Big Ten slate on Saturday afternoon when they host Penn State in Champaign.  The Illini dropped to 2-and-2 on the season with a 52-24 loss to Louisiana Tech last weekend.  They suffered a 10-7 loss at Penn State last season.  Meanwhile, the 11th-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish are off this weekend.  The Irish host Miami at Soldier Field in Chicago on October 6th.  ND is a perfect 4-and-0 on the season after rolling to a 13-6 win over Michigan last weekend.

>>Rams Host Seahawks
(St. Louis, MO)  --  Fresh off their controversial Monday night win over Green Bay, the Seattle Seahawks will try to make it three in-a-row as they go up against the NFC West rival Rams in St. Louis.  The Rams are looking to recover from a 23-6 setback at Chicago.  St. Louis was limited to just 160 total yards, with QB Sam Bradford getting sacked six times and throwing two picks.  The 1-and-2 Rams have lost three straight to Seattle.

>>Bears On "Monday Night Football"
(Arlington, TX)  --  The Chicago Bears square off against the Dallas Cowboys on "Monday Night Football" in Arlington.  The Bears' defense allowed just a 160 total yards of offense with no touchdowns, sacked Sam Bradford six times and returned an interception 45 yards to the house en route to a 23-6 win over St. Louis in Week Three.  Chicago routed Indianapolis in its season-opener and suffered its lone blemish of the season in a Week Two setback at Green Bay.  The "Monsters of the Midway" edged the Cowboys, 27-20, the last time the two teams met in 2010.

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