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>>Tribe Double Up ChiSox

(Chicago, IL)  --  Matt LaPorta hit a two-run homer as the Indians topped the White Sox, 4-2.  Paul Konerko smacked a solo home run for Chicago, which has lost two straight.  Will Ohman suffered the loss, and starter Phil Humber left the game in the second inning after being hit in the head by a line drive.  The Southsiders welcome in the Texas Rangers for a three-game series starting this evening at The Cell.  Jake Peavy will get the nod against Matt Harrison in the opener.

MLB NL
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Los Angeles Dodgers 5, Milwaukee Brewers 1
Washington Nationals 3, Cincinnati Reds 1
Philadelphia Phillies 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 1
Atlanta Braves 1, San Francisco Giants 0
San Diego Padres 3, Florida Marlins 1

MLB AL
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Boston Red Sox 4, Kansas City Royals 3
Cleveland Indians 4, Chicago White Sox 2
New York Yankees 8, Minnesota Twins 4
LA Angels of Anaheim 2, Texas Rangers 1
Toronto Blue Jays 7, Oakland Athletics 0

NFL Preseason
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New England Patriots 31,Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14
Pittsburgh Steelers 24, Philadelphia Eagles 14

>>Cards In Chicago

(Chicago, IL)  --  The St. Louis Cardinals kick off a three-game NL Central series with the Chicago Cubs this afternoon at the Friendly Confines.  Jaime Garcia is slated to toe the rubber opposite Randy Wells in the opener.  St. Louis dropped two-of-three to Pittsburgh in its last set but took Wednesday's finale, 7-2, to improve to 66-and-58 on the season.

>>Rams Host Titans This Weekend

(St. Louis, MO)  --  The St. Louis Rams continue their preseason slate this weekend.  The Rams host the Tennessee Titans at the Edward Jones Dome on Saturday night in their second preseason tilt.  St. Louis beat the Indianapolis Colts, 33-10, last weekend in its preseason opener.

>>Sprint Cup Series In Michigan

(Brooklyn, MI)  --   Now that the dust has settled from a frantic race on Monday at Watkins Glen International, the Sprint Cup Series moves on to the wide two-mile Michigan International Speedway for Sunday's Pure Michigan 400.  Marcos Ambrose is on cloud nine this week after claiming his first Sprint Cup win at Watkins Glen.  The 34-year-old Australian became the fourth foreign-born race winner in NASCAR's premier series.  Denny Hamlin has won two of the last three races at Michigan, including a victory earlier this season.

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