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Cards Clip Nats

(Washington, DC)  --  Yadier  Molina singled in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and the Cardinals hung on for a 3-2 win over the Nationals in D.C.  Allen Craig had a two-run double for St. Louis.  Shelby Miller got the win and Edward Mujica  his second save.  The Cards have traded wins and losses in their last nine games.

Cards, Nats Series Continues

(Washington, DC)  --  The Cardinals and Nationals play the second of their three-game series at Nationals Park tonight.  Adam Wainwright puts his 3-and-1 mark on the line for the Cards, while the Nats send 1-and-0 Ross Detwiler to the hill.  The teams wrap up the series with a day game tomorrow.  The Cardinals are back home on Friday to host the Pirates.

Blues Host Avalanche Tonight

(St. Louis, MO)  --  The Blues open the final homestand of the regular season tonight as they host the Colorado Avalanche at Scottrade Center.  It's the back end of a home-and-home, with the Avs having won 5-3 Sunday in Denver.  St. Louis needs one point to clinch a playoff berth.  The Blues play Calgary on Thursday and Chicago on Saturday.

Rams Gear Up For Draft

(St. Louis, MO)  --  The Rams are gearing up for this week's NFL Draft.  Head coach Jeff Fisher and GM Les Snead offered little insight into the team's plans at Monday's pre-draft press conference.  The Rams have the 16th and 22nd picks in the first round, thanks to last year's draft day trade with Washington.  The draft starts Thursday in New York.

Long Restructures Rams Deal

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Defensive end Chris Long is providing some salary cap relief for the Rams.  According to the "Post-Dispatch," Long has agreed to a restructured contract that reduces his 2013 cap hit from 13.25-million-dollars to 8.75-million.  That frees up money for the team to sign its upcoming draft picks and possibly re-sign safety Quintin Mikell.

Rick Maklebust/as   SPT)  STL)  IL)
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