>>Cardinals Rally Back, Walk Off On Rockies
(St. Louis, MO) — Marcell Ozuna hit a walk-off solo home run in the 10th inning as the Cardinals rallied to beat the Rockies 5-4 at Busch Stadium. The Cards trailed 4-0 in the fifth before fighting back. Jedd Gyorko also homered and Dakota Hudson picked up the win in relief. The Cardinals have won three-of-four.
>>Martinez Leaves With Injury
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals won the game but lost starting pitcher Carlos Martinez again. The righty left the game in the fifth inning with a shoulder strain. It was his first start since a trip to the DL with an oblique strain. Martinez struck out nine batters without giving up a run before exiting.
>>Cardinals Continue With Rockies
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals continue their series with the Rockies tonight at Busch Stadium. Jack Flaherty will take the ball for the Cards. Colorado counters with Jon Gray. The Cardinals are seven-and-a-half games out of first place in the NL Central at 54-and-52.
>>Cubs At Pirates
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Cubs begin a two-game series with the Pirates at PNC Park tonight. Chicago is 61-and-44, one game ahead of the Brewers for first in the NL Central. Jon Lester takes the mound for the Cubbies opposite Pittsburgh’s Jameson Taillon.
>>White Sox Host Royals
(Chicago, IL) — The White Sox open a three-game series versus the Royals at Guaranteed Rate Field tonight. Chicago is 37-and-68. James Shields heads to the bump for the Sox. Kansas City counters with Danny Duffy.
>>Report: Nats Not Ruling Out Trading Harper
(Washington, DC) — The rumors surrounding the MLB non-waiver trade deadline are starting to heat up. According to multiple reports, the Nationals have inquired to see what kind of packages they could get in return for star outfielder Bryce Harper. The deadline is today at 4:00 p.m. Eastern. Harper is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
>>Bears Begin Preseason On Thursday
(Canton, OH) — The preseason is just days away from beginning for the Bears. Chicago takes on the Ravens in the Hall of Fame Game from Canton, Ohio on Thursday. The enshrinement ceremony that will feature Bears all-time great linebacker Brian Urlacher is on Saturday.
>>LeBron James Opens School In Akron
(Akron, OH) — LeBron James is giving back to his hometown. James opened his I Promise School yesterday on West Market Street in Akron. It’s a few blocks away from St. Vincent St. Mary where James went to high school himself. There will be 240 students at the school and they were in attendance with LeBron on Monday.