MetroSource News 05/24/2013 01:06:45
St. Louis Sports

Manchester City Beats Chelsea At Packed Busch Stadium

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Busch Stadium is buzzing from a thrilling soccer friendly.  Manchester City came back from three goals down to defeat English Premier League rival Chelsea, 4-3.  More than 48-thousand were on hand in what the "Post Dispatch" says is the largest crowd to watch a sporting event at Busch and the second-largest soccer crowd in the state of Missouri.

Big Names In Attendance For Busch Soccer Match

(St. Louis, MO)  --  There were several prominent faces in the crowd for last night's soccer match at Busch Stadium.  Injured Cardinals pitchers Chris Carpenter and Jason Motte both watched Manchester City's thrilling comeback win against Chelsea.  Former Rams running back Steven Jackson was also there, as was Governor Jay Nixon and Mayor Francis Slay.

Cardinals At Dodgers Tonight

(Los Angeles, CA)   --  After a day off on Thursday, the Cardinals resume their three-city road trip tonight in Los Angeles.  The Redbirds play the first of a three-game series against the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine.  Lance Lynn goes after win number-seven as he opposes LA's Chris Capuano.  The Cards opened the road swing by taking two-of-three in San Diego.

Schumaker Says Dodgers Will Be Okay

(Los Angeles, CA)  --  The Cardinals will run into old friend Skip Schumaker tonight.  The former Cardinals utilityman is now part of the 200-milion-dollar-plus payroll of the Dodgers.  He says their situation is not as bad as it seems.  Noting that there's been a lot of heat from the media, Schumaker says the Dodgers will be okay once they get all their players back healthy.

Cubs Swept By Pirates

(Pittsburgh, PA)  --  The Pirates scored twice in each of the first two innings and went on to beat the Cubs 4-2 at PNC Park.   Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-4 with two RBI as Pittsburgh swept the three-game series.   Edwin Jackson fell to 1-and-7 with the loss as Chicago dropped its fourth in-a-row overall.  The Cubs open a three-game weekend series in Cincinnati tonight.

Rams' Bradford Ready To Fill Leadership Role

(Earth City, MO)  --  Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is ready to step up and fill the leadership void on the team.  Bradford says it's part of his duty in his fourth year to take over some of that role from departed running back Steven Jackson.  The former top pick in the draft says there is a different feel in the huddle, locker room and meeting room without Jackson around.

Haas, Waldorf Lead Senior PGA

(St. Louis, MO)  --  There is a tie atop the leaderboard heading into today's round two of the 74th Senior PGA Championship.  Jay Haas and Duffy Waldorf both carded an opening round, five-under 66 Thursday at Bellerive Country Club.  Japan's Kiyoshi Murota and Sonny Skinner are both one shot back at minus-four.  Two other golfers share fifth place at three-under par.

Rick Maklebust/mm    SPT)   STL)   IL)

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