MetroSource News 06/24/2013 00:42:12
St. Louis Sports

Rangers Edge Cardinals After Long Rain Delay

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Ian Kinsler singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning to send the Rangers to a 2-1 win over the Cardinals after a long rain delay at Busch Stadium.  Adam Wainwright was saddled with the loss for St. Louis as he was charged with two runs, one unearned, over six-and-two-thirds innings.  Matt Carpenter hit a solo homer in the sixth for the Cards, who had won three out of four prior to being swept in this series.  The start of the game was delayed nearly three hours by rain.  The Cards start a two-game set with Houston tomorrow.

Molina Pads Lead Over Posey At Catcher

(Undated)  --  The newest update of the National League All-Star Game voting is out.  Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is still up on Giants backstop Buster Posey by about 90-thousand votes.  That is by far the closest race at all positions.  Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran is the leading vote-getter at his position.  The All-Star Game is on Tuesday, July 16th at Citi Field.

Lyons Optioned To Memphis

(Undated)  --  The St. Louis Cardinals optioned pitcher Tyler Lyons to Triple-A Memphis on Saturday.  The Cards called up reliever Michael Blazek in a corresponding move.  Lyons left Friday's loss to the Rangers after giving up four runs on three hits and three walks in one-and-two-thirds innings.  He is 2-and-3 with a 5.51 ERA with the parent club this season.  Blazek posted a 2.31 ERA in eight appearances with Memphis this season.

Royals Claim Cleto

(Kansas City, MO)  --  The Kansas City Royals claimed right-handed reliever Maikel Cleto off of waivers and sent him to Triple-A Omaha on Sunday.  The Royals designated outfielder Quintin Berry for assignment to make room.  Cleto was 2-and-3 with a 6.92 ERA in 16 games with Triple-A Memphis of the St Louis Cardinals' system this year.

Cubs Crush Astros

(Chicago, IL)  --  Ryan Sweeney went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer and six RBI as the Cubs crushed the Astros 14-6 at Wrigley Field.  Anthony Rizzo finished 3-for-3 with a two-run homer, four RBI and four runs scored for the Cubs, who took the rubber match of the three-game set.  Jeff Samardzija [[ suh-MARD-juh ]] allowed four runs, three earned, in seven frames as he improved to 5-and-7.  The Cubs begin a three-game set with Milwaukee on Tuesday.

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