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>>Reds Roll Cards
(St. Louis, MO)  --  Scott Rolen drilled a solo home run as the Reds dropped the Cardinals, 3-1.  Chris Carpenter struck out seven over six innings of three-run ball for the Cards, who clinched the final Wild Card spot in the NL after the Dodgers fell to San Francisco.  Matt Holliday hit a sac-fly in the first for the Cards' lone run.  Adam Wainwright gets the nod opposite Homer Bailey in tonight's regular-season finale.

>>'Stros Shut Out Chicago
(Chicago, IL)  --  Jason Castro clubbed a solo home run to back six scoreless innings from Bud Norris as the Astros shut out the Cubs, 3-0, last night at Wrigley Field.  It marked the first meeting between 100-loss teams since 1962.  Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 while playing in his franchise-record 161st game of the season at shortstop.  The Cubs and Astros close out the 2012 campaign this afternoon.

>>Indians Down White Sox In 12
(Cleveland, OH)  --  Jason Donald's RBI single in the bottom of the 12th gave the Indians a 4-3 win over the White Sox last night at Progressive Field.  Orlando Hudson smacked an RBI single for the White Sox, who were eliminated from playoff contention on Monday.  Matt Thornton was charged with the loss.  The Southsiders wrap up their season this evening.  Gavin Floyd will toe the rubber against David Huff.

>>Rams Take On Cardinals Tomorrow
(St. Louis, MO)  --  The Rams are putting the finishing touches on their game plan for tomorrow night.  They host the 4-and-0 Arizona Cardinals in the NFL's Thursday night game this week.  The Rams are 2-and-2 after Sunday's win over Seattle.  Arizona has won 10 of the last 11 against the Rams.

>>Illini Prepare For Badgers
(Champaign, IL)  --  Illinois will be on the road this Saturday against Big Ten rival Wisconsin.  The Fighting Illini lost 35-7 at home to Penn State in their conference opener this past Saturday.  The Illini are now 2-and-3 overall.  The Badgers lost 30-27 at Nebraska to drop to 3-and-2 and 0-and-1.

>>Mizzou Hosts Vanderbilt Saturday
(Columbia, MO)  --  Missouri welcomes Vanderbilt to Faurot Field for a game this Saturday night.  The Tigers got past UCF 21-16 this past Saturday to improve to 3-and-2 overall.  Mizzou is still seeking its first SEC win, having lost to Georgia and South Carolina.  The Commodores come in at 1-and-3.

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