MetroSource News 06/19/2013 01:36:06
Chicago Sports

Blackhawks Face Bruins In Game Four

(Boston, MA)  --  The Blackhawks look to avoid a big hole tonight as they skate against the Bruins in Game Four of the Stanley Cup Final from Boston.  Chicago fell in Game Three on Monday night as Tuukka [[ TOO-kuh ]] Rask shut the door with a 2-0 shutout.  The team's return to Chicago for Game Five on Saturday.  Tonight's puck drop is set for 7:00.

Hossa Likely Back For Tonight's Game

(Boston, MA)  --  The Blackhawks say right winger Marian Hossa is likely to play tonight in Game Four of the Stanley Cup Final.  Head coach Joel Quenneville would not reveal any more information about Hossa's injury other than to say it was an upper-body ailment.  Hossa missed Chicago's Game Three loss to the Blackhawks.

Cubs Double Up Cards

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Ryan Sweeney and Cody Ransom hit back-to-back homers in the first as the Cubs went on to a 4-2 victory over the Cardinals last night at Busch Stadium.  Alfonso Soriano added an RBI double while Jeff Samardzija went eight-and-a-third innings while allowing two runs with six strikeouts for the win.  Kevin Gregg came in for the final two outs to record his 10th save.

Cubs Give Rizzo Day Off

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo wasn't in Dale Sveum's lineup against the Cardinals last night.  The skipper decided to give the slumping Rizzo his first day off this season.  The 23-year-old his hitting .241 with 10 homers and 39 RBI this season.  He's batting just .157 in the month of June.

Cubs Face Cards Again At Busch

(St. Louis, MO)  --  The Cubs continue their four-game series with the Cardinals in St. Louis tonight with the third installment.  Edwin Jackson gets the start for Chicago while the Cards counter with Jake Westbrook.  The Cubs bounced back to beat St. Louis last night after losing the opener on Monday.  First pitch is set for 7:15.

Cubs Ink Second-Round Pick

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Cubs have their second-round draft pick in the fold.  The club announced yesterday that left-handed pitcher Rob Zastryzny has signed a contract.  The 21-year-old was the 41st overall pick out of Missouri.  He's one of eight picks to have signed with the Cubs thus far.

Twins Wash White Sox

(Minneapolis, MN)  --  Joe Mauer went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer to power the Twins in a 7-5 win over the White Sox at Target Field.  Conor Gillaspie hit a two-run homer for Chicago while Paul Konerko went 4-for-4 with an RBI in defeat.  Ramon Troncoso suffered the loss in relief for the Pale Hose, who have lost five of their last six.  The Sox are now 29-and-39 on the year.

White Sox Continue Set With Twins

(Minneapolis, MN)  --  The White Sox and Twins continue their three-game series from Target Field tonight with the middle contest.  Chris Sale takes the mound for Chicago while Minnesota counters with Kevin Correia.  The Sox are looking to bounce back after last night's 7-5 loss in Minneapolis.  Chicago has lost five of its last six.  First pitch is set for 7:10.

USA Top Honduras In WC Qualifier

(Sandy, UT)  --  Jozy Altidore netted the game winner in the 73rd minute to send the U.S. Men's National Team to a 1-0 win over Honduras at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.  The win moves the Americans to 13-4-and-3 all-time and 10-2-and-2 on U.S. soil against Honduras.  The United States is 4-1-and-1 in Round Four of the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying.  That's good for first in the standings with 13 points, two ahead of Costa Rica.

Fire Host Rapids Tonight

(Bridgeview, IL)  --  The Fire take the home pitch tonight at Toyota Park as they play host to the Colorado Rapids.  Chicago is unbeaten in three straight and defeated the Columbus Crew 2-1 last week.  The Fire now sit at 3-7-and-3 on the campaign.  Colorado is 5-5-and-5 after falling to the San Jose Earthquakes this past weekend.  Tonight's match starts at 7:30.

Andrew Stetka/mm   SPT)

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