Sports News for Saturday September 11, 2016

>>Rodon, White Sox Dump Royals

(Chicago, IL)  —  Carlos Rodon struck out nine over six innings of two-run ball to pace the White Sox past the Royals, 7-2, at U.S. Cellular Field.  Tyler Saladino helped power Chicago’s offense with a trio of hits, including a double and a two-run single.  Adam Eaton added a pair of doubles and scored twice.  The White Sox have won four of five.  Kansas City’s Yordano Ventura fell to 10-and-10, allowing four earned runs on ten hits over seven innings.  The Royals jumped out to an early lead on Kendrys Morales’ two-run single in the first inning.


>>Cubs Blank Astros

(Houston, TX)  —  John Lester struck out seven over seven shutout innings as the Cubs blanked the Astros, 2-0, in Houston.  Lester improved to 16-and-4 on the year, and Aroldis Chapman picked up his 13th save in a Cubs jersey.  Kris Bryant provided the offense with a two-run homer in the fifth inning.  The Cubs improved to an MLB-best 90-and-50.  Houston’s Joe Musgrove gave up the homer to take the loss.  The Astros are on a three-game skid.


>>Cardinals Clip Brewers

(St. Louis, MO)  —  Matt Carpenter and Stephen Piscotty each clubbed a two-run homer in the third inning as the Cardinals clipped the Brewers, 4-3, in St. Louis.  Carlos Martinez gave up two earned runs over seven frames to improve to 14-and-7.  Seung Hwan Oh picked up his 17th save for the Cards, who are a half-game back for the final National League wild card spot.  Scooter Gennett homered for the Brewers, his 11th of the year.  Jimmy Nelson gave up all four runs to take the loss for Milwaukee.

It’s week two of college football and the University of Illinois will look to move to 2-0 with much tougher task this week welcoming the Tar Heels of North Carolina to Champaign tonight for a 6:30 p.m. kickoff. Illinois State will travel to Northwestern today for a non-conference tilt with the Big Ten Opponent with kickoff at 2:30 p.m.

Week Three HS Football Scores:

Arcola (2-1) 41, Hutsonville/Palestine (0-3) 0

Argenta-Oreana (3-0) 52, Martinsville (1-2) 8

Central A&M (2-1) 47, Meridian (0-3) 13

Eisenhower (3-0) 47, Jacksonville (1-2) 26

Highland (2-1) 47, Effingham (1-2) 14

Mattoon (1-2) 50, Jersey (1-2) 33

Monticello (3-0) 43, Richland County (2-1) 0

Mt. Zion (2-1) 40, Civic Memorial (2-1) 6

Pana (3-0) 37, Gillespie (1-2) 0

Sangamon Valley/Tri-City (3-0) 26, Cumberland (0-3) 12

Shelbyville (3-1) 62, Sullivan-Okaw Valley (2-1) 20

Springfield (2-1) 34, MacArthur (0-3) 13

St. Teresa (0-3) 56, Warrensburg-Latham (2-1) 20

Tuscola (4-0) 29, Clinton (1-2) 6

Williamsville (3-0) 43, Maroa-Forsyth (2-1) 22



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