MetroSource News 06/17/2013 01:12:09
St. Louis Sports

Cardinals Suffer Rare Series Loss

(Miami, FL)  --  Ricky Nolasco and three relievers combined on a five-hitter as the Marlins beat the Cardinals 7-2 in Miami.  Nolasco allowed just three hits and one run over seven innings for the win as Miami took two-of-three at Marlins Park.  It was the Cardinals' first series loss since late April against Pittsburgh.  Jon Jay and Matt Adams drove in runs for the Redbirds in defeat.

Matheny Rests Three Starters

(Miami, FL)  --  Three regulars were missing from the Cardinals' lineup Sunday against the Marlins.  Manager Mike Matheny elected to give catcher Yadier [[ YAH-dee-air ]] Molina, outfielder Matt Holliday and shortstop Pete Kozma the day off.  The skipper says it was just to give them each a breather.  Tony Cruz, Matt Adams and Daniel Descalso started in their place.

Cardinals Host Cubs Tonight

(St. Louis, MO)  --  The Cardinals are back home tonight to open a four-game series with the Cubs at Busch Stadium.  It's the start of a seven-game homestand for St. Louis, which went 5-and-4 on its nine-game road trip against the Reds, Mets and Marlins.  Shelby Miller will oppose Travis Wood tonight.  The Cardinals lead the Reds by two-and-a-half games atop the NL Central.

Cubs Collapse In Ninth Against Mets

(Flushing, NY)  --  The Cubs surrendered four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Mets rallied for a 4-3 win in New York.  Marlon Bryd hit a solo homer and Kirk Nieuwenhuis [[ NEW-en-hyce ]] connected for a three-run shot to give the Mets the comeback win.  Carlos Marmol recorded just one out and took the loss.  The Cubs open a four-game set in St. Louis tonight.

Molina Trailing Posey In All-Star Voting

(New York, NY)  --  Cardinals catcher Yadier [[ YAH-dee-air ]] Molina is trailing Giants star Buster Posey in voting for next month's All-Star Game in New York.  In the race for the starting National League catcher position, Molina has more than 2.5-million votes, while Posey has just over 2.6-million.  The Cards' Carlos Beltran is leading in the outfield with nearly 2.4-million votes.

Rams Vets Break For Summer Vacation

(Earth City, MO)  --  Most of the Rams are officially on summer vacation.  Team veterans left Rams Park on Friday and are now off until the start of training camp late next month.  The rookies will continue training and conditioning one more week before they too take a break.  Rookies will report for camp on July 21st, while the veterans don't have to check in until July 23rd.

Rick Maklebust/as   SPT)  STL)  IL)

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