The Clinton Maroons Golf team took to the links Tuesday afternoon at the Clinton Country Club. The Maroons came out on top, edging Blue Ridge by just 5 strokes, shooting a 181 to the Knights' 186. Tri-Valley took 3rd shooting a 195 and Fisher shot a 240 to round out the field. Austin Sproles of Tri-Valley shot a day best 39 on the par 35 course. Clinton's Logan Woolridge shot a 40, followed by Blake Newman who shot a 43 and Corey Wisher shot a 45. The Maroons are now 13-2 on the season.
>>Cards Double Down On Brewers
(St. Louis, MO) -- Kyle Lohse tossed six innings of shut out ball as the Cardinals dropped the Brewers, 4-2. John Jay and Matt Holliday each lifted a solo shot for St. Louis, which had lost two straight. Jason Motte recorded his third save. The Brewers lead the Cardinals by nine-and-a-half games in the NL Central. The Cards put Chris Carpenter on the mound against Brewers starter Zach Greinke tonight in the series finale.
>>ChiSox Shut Out Twins
(Minneapolis, MN) -- Jake Peavy tossed six-and-a-third innings of shut out ball with nine strikeouts as the White Sox dumped the Twins, 3-0. Alex Rios launched a solo shot for Chicago, which looks to complete the four-game sweep tonight. Sergio Santos earned his 29th save of the year. Liam Hendriks threw seven innings of three-run ball for the loss. The Twins have lost five straight. John Danks gets the nod against Carl Pavano in tonight's series finale.
>>Reds Double Up Cubs In Extras
(Chicago, IL) -- Joey Votto's RBI double in the 13th lifted the Reds past the Cubs, 4-2. It was Votto's second RBI of the game, and Miguel Cairo added an insurance run with an RBI single. Aroldis Chapman earned the win out of the bullpen while Francisco Cordero locked down his 31st save for Cincinnati, which has won two-of-three. John Grabow gave up two runs in two innings to suffer the loss for Chicago, which has lost four-of-six. Bryan LaHair hit a pinch-hit two-run homer to tie the game in the ninth and account for the Cubs runs. Ryan Dempster toes the rubber tonight.
Philadelphia Phillies 6, Atlanta Braves 3
Houston Astros 4, Pittsburgh Pirates 1
Los Angeles Dodgers 7, Washington Nationals 3
New York Mets 7, Florida Marlins 4 (12 inn)
Colorado Rockies 8, Arizona Diamondbacks 3
San Francisco Giants 6, San Diego Padres 4
New York Yankees 5, Baltimore Orioles 3
Detroit Tigers 10, Cleveland Indians 1
Boston Red Sox 14, Toronto Blue Jays 0
Texas Rangers 8, Tampa Bay Rays 0
Kansas City Royals 7, Oakland Athletics 4
Seattle Mariners 2, LA Angels of Anaheim 1
>>Contract Talks On Hold For Bears' Forte
(Chicago, IL) -- New contract talks between the Chicago Bears and running back Matt Forte have been put on hold for the moment. The Bears had reportedly offered Forte a deal worth $13-to-14-million guaranteed, but it apparently wasn't accepted. The two sides had hoped to wrap up a deal before the teams' season opener against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at Soldier Field. Forte, a 2008 second-rounder out of Tulane, rushed for 1,069 yards and six touchdowns last season.
>>Jeff Gordon Wins Rain-Delayed AdvoCare 500
(Hampton, GA) -- Jeff Gordon held off a furious challenge from Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Jimmie Johnson, to win Tuesday's rain-delayed AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. This was only the second Cup race since 1978 to be run on a Tuesday. It was originally slated for Sunday night, but rain from Tropical Storm Lee forced a two-day postponement. The 40-year-old Gordon claimed his 85th career victory in the Sprint Cup Series, which put him in sole possession of third on the series' all-time race winners list. Richard Petty holds the record in NASCAR's premier circuit with 200 wins, followed by David Pearson with 105. Gordon crossed the finish line 0.6 seconds ahead of Johnson. It was Gordon's third win of the season and his fifth at Atlanta. Tony Stewart kept his championship Chase hopes alive with a third-place finish. Kurt Busch and Carl Edwards rounded out the top-five.
Busch and Ryan Newman, who finished 20th, clinched a top-10 spot each in the Chase, which begins on September 18th at Chicagoland Speedway. Brad Keselowski secured at least a wild card position after his sixth-place run.