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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest sports news: Cardinals clobber Padres again.  Cards' Garcia done for the season.  Salas placed on DL.  Pirates edge Cubs.  Soccer night in St. Louis features EPL clubs.

Cardinals Close Out Padres

(San Diego, CA)  --  The Cardinals used a three-run first featuring an RBI triple from Matt Holliday to close out the Padres 5-3 and win the three-game series.  Allen Craig and Yadier Molina each drove in a run with a single for St. Louis, which has won three-of-four.  Tyler Lyons gave up one run over seven inning to win win his first-ever major league start.  Jedd Gyorko hit a solo homer  for San Diego.  Burch Smith allowed four runs in one-plus innings for the loss.

Cardinals' Garcia Set For Season-Ending Surgery

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Cardinals pitcher Jaime  Garcia is set to have season-ending surgery.  According to the "Post-Dispatch," the southpaw will have surgery Friday to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.  Garcia is 5-and-2 with a 3.58 ERA in nine starts this season, but was placed on the 15-day disabled list this past weekend.  Garcia is expected to be healthy in time for next season.

Cardinals' Salas To DL

(San Diego, CA)  --  Cardinals relief pitcher Fernando Salas was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with right shoulder inflammation.  The Redbirds called up Tyler Lyons from Class AAA-Memphis and gave him his major-league debut at Petco Park.  Salas is 0-and-2 with a 3.86 ERA in 15 appearances this season.

Cubs Waste Great Pitching In Loss

(Pittsburgh, PA)  --  Francisco Liriano out-dueled Jeff Samardzija  to lead the Pirates past the Cubs 1-0.  Liriano shut out the Cubs for seven innings, striking out nine and allowed two hits to improve to 3-and-0.  Samardzija was the hard-luck losing pitcher despite allowing a run on on three hits with eight strikeouts.  He's 2-and-6.  The teams play the series finale this afternoon.

Busch Stadium Set For Big-Time Soccer

(St. Louis, MO)  --  English Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester City turn the home of the Cardinals into a soccer pitch tonight at Busch Stadium.  It will be the first international soccer match at the stadium and the first non-baseball event there since the ballpark opened in 2006.  The match is currently a sellout though more tickets could be made available as game time nears, via the Cardinals website.

Jose Romero/bg  SPT)  STL)  IL)

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