>>Cardinals Slam Royals For Fifth Straight Win
(St. Louis, MO) — Yadier Molina hit a grand slam in the sixth inning to propel the Cardinals to an 8-5 win over the Royals at Busch Stadium. The blast erased a 5-4 deficit for St. Louis, which stretched its winning streak to five games. Jose Martinez also homered for the Cards. Matt Bowman got the win in relief and Trevor Rosenthal posted his ninth save.
>>”Rally Cat” Sparks Cards’ Comeback
(St. Louis, MO) — Do you remember the Cardinals’ “Rally Squirrel?” Well, now they have a “Rally Cat.” A cat ran out onto the field in the bottom of the sixth inning with two outs and the bases loaded with Yadier Molina at the plate. After a grounds crew member ran out to the outfield to retrieve the cat, Molina belted a go-ahead grand slam on the very next pitch.
>>Cubs Cut Down By Giants
(San Francisco, CA) — Brian Duensing [[ DUNN-sing ]] gave up a tiebreaking single to Jarrett Parker in the seventh inning and the Cubs went on to lose 3-1 to the Giants in San Francisco. Pedro Strop [[ Strope ]] served up a solo homer to Hunter Pence in the eighth as Chicago lost two-of-three. The Cubs lead the NL Central at 59-and-54, a game-and-a-half ahead of Milwaukee.
>>White Sox Hammer Astros
(Chicago, IL) — Tim Anderson homered and plated three to lead the White Sox to a 7-1 win over the Astros in Chicago. Yolmer Sanchez and Leury Garcia knocked in two runs apiece for the Sox. Miguel Gonzalez fired eight innings of one-run ball to up his record to 6-and-10.
>>Indians Acquire Bruce From Mets
(Cleveland, OH) — The Indians are adding a big bat for the stretch run. Cleveland has acquired outfielder Jay Bruce from the Mets. Bruce is hitting .256 with 29 home runs and 75 RBI this season. The move came after the Tribe placed fellow outfielder Michael Brantley on the disabled list.
>>Bears Battle Broncos In Preseason Opener
(Chicago, IL) — The Bears raise the curtain on preseason play tonight. Chicago opens its exhibition schedule against the Broncos at Soldier Field. The affair marks the debuts of quarterbacks Mike Glennon and rookie Mitchell Trubisky.
>>Colts Cut DE Langford
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts are moving on from defensive end Kendall Langford. The veteran failed his physical after being place on the physically-unable-to-perform list last month. The 31-year-old was recovering from offseason knee surgery. Langford was known as an iron man of sorts after not missing a game between 2008 and 2015 with three different teams. He played seven games last season before being placed on injured reserve. In other team news, the Colts waived-injured wide receivers Tevaun Smith and Chris Briggs and signed receiver Valdez Showers and running back George Winn.
>>Wilfork Retires A Patriot
(Foxboro, MA) — Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork is retiring as a member of the Patriots. Wilfork signed a one-day contract to formally retire as a member of the team he spent his first 11 NFL seasons with. The 35-year-old played the last two years with the Texans.
>>PGA Championship Tees Off This Morning
(Charlotte, NC) — The 99th PGA Championship tees off at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte this morning. British Open champion Jordan Spieth can complete a career grand slam with a victory this weekend.