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>>White Sox Complete Sweep Of M's

(Seattle, WA)  --  Tyler Flowers belted a grand slam as the White Sox ripped the Mariners, 9-3.  Dayan Viciedo added a three-run blast to help Chicago complete a three-game sweep on Sunday at Safeco Field.  Gavin Floyd fired seven-and-a-third innings of two-run ball to improve to 12-and-10.  Josh Bard hit a two-run homer and plated all three runs for the Mariners.  Jason Vargas allowed all nine runs in 10 hits in five-and-two-thirds innings to fall to 7-and-12.  The Southsiders return to The Cell this evening to open up a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins.  Mark Buehrle gets the nod against Kevin Slowey in the opener.

>>Cards Clip Bucs

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Skip Schumaker and Ryan Theriot both had two hits and drove in two, helping the Cardinals to a 7-4 victory and series win against the Pirates.  Allen Craig's sacrifice fly in the fourth plated the go-ahead run, while Kyle Lohse allowed four runs, two earned, in five innings to pick up the victory.  The Cardinals won three of the four games in the series, and rebounded from Saturday's 7-0 loss.  The Cards have the day off but will travel to Milwaukee to open a three-game series with the Brewers tomorrow.  Jaime Garcia will take the ball in the opener against Shaun Marcum.

>>Greinke, Crew Sweep Cubs

(Milwaukee, WI)  --  Zack Greinke allowed one run through seven-and-two-third innings and Corey Hart belted a two-run homer, leading the NL Central-leading Brewers over the Cubs, 3-2, to complete a three-game sweep.  Greinke held Chicago to four hits, struck out seven and walked two while adding a single and a steal before scoring on Hart's blast to left field in the fifth.  John Axford yielded a one-out, solo homer to Tyler Colvin in the ninth, then put the tying run in scoring position before holding on for his 40th save and the Brewers' 50th home win.  Casey Coleman was touched for three runs on six hits over seven innings for Chicago, which has dropped four straight and seven of eight overall.  The Northsiders head to AT&T Park this evening to kick off a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants.  Randy Wells will toe the rubber opposite Tim Lincecum in the opener.

Atlanta Braves at New York Mets (PPD)
Cincinnati Reds 5, Washington Nationals 4 (14 inn)
Houston Astros 4, San Francisco Giants 3 (11 inn)
Arizona Diamondbacks 6, San Diego Padres 1
Colorado Rockies 7, Los Angeles Dodgers 6

Kansas City Royals 2, Cleveland Indians 1
Tampa Bay Rays 12, Toronto Blue Jays 0
Baltimore Orioles 2, New York Yankees 0 (G1)
Minnesota Twins 11, Detroit Tigers 4
New York Yankees 8, Baltimore Orioles 3 (G2)
Texas Rangers 9, LA Angels of Anaheim 5

NFL Preseason
New Orleans Saints 40, Oakland Raiders 20

NFL Preseason (SATURDAY)
Buffalo Bills 35, Jacksonville Jaguars 32 (OT)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17, Miami Dolphins 13
Pittsburgh Steelers 34, Atlanta Falcons 16
Dallas Cowboys 23, Minnesota Vikings 17
Houston Texans 30, San Francisco 49ers 7
Detroit Lions 34, New England Patriots 10
Tennessee Titans 14, Chicago Bears 13
Denver Broncos 23, Seattle Seahawks 20
San Diego Chargers 34, Arizona Cardinals 31

>>Rams Top Chiefs In Show-Me State Rivalry

(Kansas City, MO)  --  Second-year quarterback Sam Bradford completed 9-of-16 passes for 95 yards, two touchdowns and one interception to lead the Rams to a 14-10 win over the intrastate rival Kansas City Chiefs on Friday night in the third game of the preseason for both teams.  Steven Jackson rushed 15 times for 72 yards and a long run of 25 yards, while former Buccaneer Cadillac Williams ran 12 times for 53 yards.  Donnie Avery caught two passes for 26 yards for St.Louis, while Mardy Gilyard grabbed three balls for 18 yards.  Mike Sims-Walker and Lance Kendricks both caught touchdown passes from Bradford.  Bradford led the first-team offense down the field for two first-quarter scores and that proved to be all the offense the Rams needed.  Bradford connected with Sims-Walker on a six-yard touchdown pass to cap a 12-play, 73-yard drive, and then connected with Kendricks on an 11-yard score.  The Rams head to Jacksonville on Thursday to close out their preseason schedule against the Jaguars.

>>Bears Fall To Titans In Preseason

(Nashville, TN)  --  Tommie Campbell's 90-yard interception return for a touchdown late in the third quarter was the difference as Tennessee topped Chicago, 14-13, in preseason action on Saturday evening at LP Field.  Jay Cutler was 13-of-21 for 170 yards and one interception for the Bears.  Caleb Hanie came on late to go 9-of-18 for 107 yards, but threw the costly pick.  Matt Forte totaled 74 yards and a rushing TD on 17 carries, and Robbie Gould connected on a pair of field goals in defeat.  Chicago hosts the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night in its preseason finale.

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