>>Cardinals Outslug Nationals
(Washington, DC) — Marcell Ozuna belted two home runs and Yadier Molina hit a grand slam as the Cardinals outslugged the Nationals 11-8 in D.C. It was Ozuna’s first multi-homer game in a St. Louis uniform. Paul DeJong [[ deh-YOUNG ]] and Patrick Wisdom also went deep for the Cards, who snapped a three-game losing streak.
>>Brewers Clobber Cubs In Sloppy Game
(Milwaukee, WI) — Wade Miley tossed six innings of one-run ball as the Brewers clobbered the Cubs 11-1 in Milwaukee. Chicago played sloppy on defense, committing three errors. Cubs pitchers also issued nine walks and hit two batters. The Brewers moved to within three games of Chicago for first place in the NL Central.
>>Rizzo Leaves Early With Foot Injury
(Milwaukee, WI) — Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is recovering from a foot injury. The slugger had to leave last night’s 11-1 loss to the Brewers after he suffered a contusion when he fouled a pitch off his right foot in the third inning. X-rays of his foot were negative.
>>Tigers Top White Sox
(Chicago, IL) — Grayson Greiner had two hits and drove in three runs to help the Tigers cruise to an 8-3 victory over the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. Lucas Giolito allowed five runs over one and a third frames for the loss. His streak of four quality starts came to end. All of the Sox’s offense came in the fourth, with Yoan Moncada and Ryan Cordell driving in two of the three runs.
>>Colts’ Mack Still Banged Up
(Indianapolis, IN) — Colts running back Marlon Mack is listed atop the latest depth chart. He’s dealing with a hamstring injury that has limited him during training camp. Fifth-round pick Jordan Wilkins is listed as the back-up running back for Indy.
>>Bears Continue Prep For Season Opener With Packers
(Lake Forest, IL) — The Bears continue to prep for their first game of the regular season this weekend. The Monsters of Midway face the rival Packers Sunday night in Green Bay. The Bears went 2-3 in the preseason.
>>Illinois Faces WIU This Saturday
(Champaign, IL) — Illinois faces Western Illinois this Saturday night. The two teams will do battle at Memorial Stadium in Champaign. The Illini rallied to beat Kent State 31-24 in the season opener.
>>Nadal, Serena Win; Isner Loses At U.S. Open
(Flushing Meadows, NY) — Top-seed Rafael Nadal [[ nah-DAHL ]] is through to the U.S. Open semifinals. He outlasted Dominic Thiem in a fifth-set tiebreaker in Tuesday’s quarterfinals. American John Isner [[ IZZ-ner ]] lost in four sets to third-seeded Juan Martin [[ mar-TEEN ]] del Potro, while Serena Williams won her quarterfinal in straight sets.
>>Mystics, Storm Advance To WNBA Finals
(Undated) — The WNBA Finals are set. The Washington Mystics and Seattle Storm won decisive Game Fives to advance to the Finals. The Mystics beat the Dream 86-81 in Atlanta, while the Storm knocked off the Phoenix Mercury 94-84 in Seattle. Game One of the best-of-five WNBA Finals tips off Friday when the Storm host the Mystics in Seattle.
>>Woods, Mickelson Make Ryder Cup Team
(Philadelphia, PA) — Tigers Woods will compete in the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2012. He’s one of three at-large picks for the team, along with Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau. It will be Woods’ eighth Ryder Cup appearance all-time. The biennial tournament against Europe starts September 28th in Paris, France. The U.S. won in 2016.
>>Mariners Scuffle In Locker Room
(Seattle, WA) — Tempers are flaring in the Mariners’ locker room. A scuffle broke out in the clubhouse before last night’s loss to Baltimore in Seattle. Moments after second baseman Dee Gordon asked reporters to exit the clubhouse, the doors burst open with players spilling out, pushing and shoving. The M’s went on to lose to 5-3 to the last-place Orioles.