MetroSource News 05/17/2013 01:20:46
St. Louis Sports

Cardinals Lose Finale To Mets

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Daniel Murphy went 4-for-4 and David Wright drove in two runs as the Mets beat the Cardinals 5-2 at Busch Stadium.  New York avoided a four-game sweep and snapped a six-game skid overall.  Adam Wainwright started and lost for St. Louis.  Carlos Beltran went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Pete Kozma had a run-scoring double for the Cards.

Cardinals Host Brewers Tonight

(St. Louis, MO)  --  The Cardinals welcome the Brewers to Busch Stadium for the start of a three-game series tonight.  Jaime [[ HIGH-may ]] Garcia seeks his fifth win of the season as he goes up against Milwaukee's Wily Peralta.  This is the third series between these teams this season.  The Cardinals have won six of seven games against the Brewers this season.

Cubs Host Mets Today

(Chicago, IL)  --  After an off-day Thursday, the Cubs are back in action as they host the Mets this afternoon at Wrigley Field.  Edwin Jackson, who is 1-and-5, goes up against 4-and-0 Matt Harvey of New York.  The Cubs took two-of-three from Colorado this week and have won four-of-five overall to improve to 17-and-23.  The Mets come in at 15-and-23.

Rams Shake Up Scouting Staff

(St. Louis, MO)  --  The Rams are shaking up their personnel and scouting departments.  Director of college scouting Taylor Morton has been promoted to director of player personnel.  Other moves include Brad Holmes being promoted to fill Morton's old position of director of college scouting.  Evan Ardoin and Brian Shields have been named area scouts.

Mizzou's Pressey Looking To Impress At NBA Combine

(Chicago, IL)  --  Phil Pressey is trying to impress scouts at the NBA Combine in Chicago.  The former Missouri Tigers guard took part in drills Thursday that focused primarily on shooting.  Pressey expects to be more proficient at other elements of the game in the NBA, such as playmaking.  He will take part in other organized workouts before next month's draft.

Stastny, Oshie Help Team USA Blow Out Russia On Ice

(Helsinki, Finland)  --  Two players with local ties contributed as Team USA blew out Russia 8-3 in the quarterfinals of the World Hockey Championships.  St. Louisan Paul Stastny scored two goals and Blues forward T.J. Oshie also scored for the Americans.  The U.S. will play either Switzerland or the Czech Republic in tomorrow's semifinals.

Rick Maklebust/mm   SPT)  STL)

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