>>Voit Carries Cards To Win Over Marlins
(St. Louis, MO) — Luke Voit homered and also stroked a go-ahead, two-run double as the Cardinals clipped the Marlins 4-3 at Busch Stadium. Randal Grichuk added a solo shot in the sixth, which proved to be the deciding run. Michael Wacha struck out nine over five-and-two-thirds innings of two-run ball to move to 6-and-3.
>>Cubs Crushed By Rays
(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs surrendered seven runs in the third inning and were blown out 11-2 by the Brewers at Wrigley Field. Mike Montgomery gave up the first seven runs and fell to 1-and-6 with the loss. Outfielder Jon Jay pitched a scoreless ninth inning for Chicago, which is second in the NL Central at 42-and-43, four and a half games back.
>>White Sox Face Rockies
(Denver, CO) — The White Sox open a three-game series with the Rockies in Colorado tonight. It’s Chicago’s final series before next week’s All-Star break. Derek Holland gets the start on the mound for the Sox. Colorado counters with German Marquez.
>>Royals’ Moustakas, Dodgers’ Turner Win Final Vote
(New York, NY) — Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas and Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner are going to the All-Star Game after winning the MLB Final Vote. Moustakas captured the final American League roster spot with 15.6-million votes. Turner earned the last spot in the National League with 20.8-million votes.
>>Bulls Bringing Back Felicio
(Chicago, IL) — The Bulls are bringing back Cristiano Felicio. The team and the big man have reportedly agreed to a four-year, 32-million-dollar deal. Felicio averaged 4.8 points and 4.7 rebounds per game last season.
>>Bulls Open Summer League Play Tomorrow
(Las Vegas, NV) — The Bulls begin Summer League play in Las Vegas tomorrow. Chicago opens its stay in “Sin City” against the Mavericks. The Bulls also face the Hawks on Monday.
>>Mavs Finalizing Two-Year Deal With Nowitzki
(Dallas, TX) — Dirk Nowitzki is returning for another season in Dallas. ESPN reports the Mavericks and the 13-time All-Star are finalizing a two-year, 10-million-dollar deal. The 39-year-old Nowitzki has spent his entire 19-year career.
>>Spurs Agree To Two-Year Deal With Gay
(San Antonio, TX) — The Spurs are adding free-agent forward Rudy Gay. ESPN reports the two sides have agreed to a two-year, 17.2-million-dollar contract. The 30-year-old averaged 18.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists with Sacramento last season.
>>Colts’ Training Camp Around The Corner
(Indianapolis, IN) — Training camp for the Colts is around the corner. Camp kicks off on July 24th, with rookies reporting to the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center in Indianapolis. Veterans report on July 29th. The Colts open preseason action on August 13th with a home game against the Detroit Lions.
>>Monster Series Heads To Kentucky
(Sparta, KY) — The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Kentucky Speedway for the Quaker State 400. Qualifying takes place at 3:30pm Central today, with the 267-lap, 400.5-mile race to follow tomorrow. Kyle Larson enters the weekend atop the driver standings