>>Cubs Double Up White Sox
(Chicago, IL) — Kyle Schwarber homered twice and plated four runs to power the Cubs to a 6-3 win over the White Sox. Anthony Rizzo also went deep for the Cubs, who are 11-and-2 since the All-Star break. Jon Lester tossed seven innings of two-run ball to improve to 8-and-6. Jose Abreu popped a pair of homers for the White Sox, who lost the final three in the four-game set. Mike Pelfrey fell to 3-and-8.
>>D’backs Blank Cards
(St. Louis, MO) — The Diamondbacks blanked the Cardinals, 4-0, in the opener of a four-game series in St. Louis. J.D. Martinez drilled a grand slam in the fourth for Arizona. Luke Weaver allowed the blast during his five-inning start to fall to 0-and-1.
>>Nationals Bomb Brewers With Eight-Homer Attack
(Washington, DC) — Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman each hit two of the Nationals’ eight home runs in a 15-2 bombing of the Brewers in D.C. Brian Goodwin, Wilmer Difo [[ DEE-foh ]], Anthony Rendon and Jose Lobaton also went deep for Washington, which took two-of-three. Max Scherzer improved to 12-and-5 with the win.
>>Cubs Clash With Brewers
(Milwaukee, WI) — The Cubs clash with the Brewers in the opener of a three-game set in Milwaukee tonight. At 54-and-47, Chicago is a game-and-a-half ahead of the Crew for first place in the NL Central. Jose Quintana toes the rubber for the Cubs. Milwaukee counters with Brent Suter.
>>Bears Hold First Practice Of Camp
(Bourbonnais, IL) — The first practice of training camp for the Bears is in the books. Mike Glennon took the snaps at quarterback with the first team. Mark Sanchez worked with the second unit. Meanwhile, linebacker Pernell McPhee has been placed on the physically unable to perform list with a right knee issue.
>>Colts Open Camp Tomorrow
(Indianapolis, IN) — Veterans are due to report to training camp tomorrow at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. The first full practice is Sunday. The Colts are holding camp at the team facility in Indianapolis after previously hosting camp at Anderson University. Quarterback Andrew Luck will begin the season on the physically-unable-to-perform list but is expected to be ready for the regular season.