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Cubs Can't Sweep Cards

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Starlin Castro went 3-for-4 with an RBI but the Cubs failed to sweep the Cardinals yesterday, suffering an 8-4 loss.  Darwin Barney knocked in a pair for Chicago, which had won three-of-four.  Edwin Jackson gave up four runs in five innings but Blake Parker suffered the loss in relief.  The Cubs are now 52-and-65.

Cubs Return Home, Face Reds

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Cubs are back at Wrigley Field tonight to start a three-game series with the Cincinnati Reds.  Chicago will send Travis Wood and his 7-and-8 record to the mound.  The Reds counter with Mat Latos [[ LAY-tose ]], who is 11-and-3 with a 3.21 ERA this season.  First pitch is set for 7:05.

White Sox Fall To Twins

(Chicago, IL)  --  Adam Dunn and Conor Gillaspie each homered in the bottom of the ninth but the White Sox suffered a 5-2 loss to the Twins yesterday at The Cell.  Chicago lost three out of four during the series.  Jose Quintana allowed five runs in as many innings as he fell to 6-and-4.  The Sox fell to 44-and-72 overall.

White Sox Welcome Tigers

(Chicago, IL)  --  The White Sox welcome the Detroit Tigers to U.S. Cellular Field tonight for the start of a three-game series.  Chicago ships left-hander Chris Sale to the mound, boasting a 7-and-11 record.  Detroit will counter with Doug Fister, who is 10-and-5 with a 3.50 ERA on the year.  First pitch is set for 7:10.

Garcia Acquired By Sox To Complete Rios Deal

(Chicago, IL)  --  The White Sox have acquired infielder Leury Garcia from the Texas Rangers.  The move completes Friday's trade that sent Alex Rios and cash considerations to Texas.  Garcia had to clear waivers for the deal to be complete, though his acquisition had already been agreed to.  In 25 games in the majors, Garcia has hit .264 with four homers and 19 RBI.

Bears Back To Work This Morning

(Bourbonnais, IL)  --  The Bears are back on the practice field this morning as they prepare for their second preseason game.  Chicago also practiced yesterday afternoon after spending Saturday off.  The Bears got a look at a number of young players in Friday night's 24-17 loss to the Panthers.  Chicago hosts the San Diego Chargers this Thursday night at Solider Field.

Sky Take Down Lynx

(Rosemont, IL)  --  Elena Delle Donne [[ della-DON ]] went off for 32 points with six rebounds to lead the Sky in a 94-86 overtime victory over the Minnesota Lynx.  Sylvia Fowles poured in 31 points with nine boards for Chicago, which sits at 15-and-7 on the year.  The Sky head out to Los Angeles to face the Sparks tomorrow night.

Fire Beat Impact

(Bridgeview, IL)  --  The Fire scored twice in the first half and held on for a 2-1 win over the Montreal Impact at Toyota Park on Saturday night.  Joel Lindpere found the back of the net in the sixth minute before Dilly Duka buried one in the 23rd.  Chicago is now 9-9-and-4 and two points back of Houston for the final playoff spot.  The Fire hit the road to play the New England Revolution next week.

Kyle Busch Outlasts Keselowski At The Glen

(Watkins Glen, NY)  --  Kyle Busch held off Brad Keselowski during a two-lap shootout for the victory in Sunday's Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen.  It's Busch's third win of the season and the 27th of his Sprint Cup career.  Keselowski finished second for the third straight year at Watkins Glen.  Martin Truex Jr. took third while Carl Edwards and Juan Pablo Montoya rounded out the top-five.  Jimmie Johnson leads the Cup standings by 75 points over Clint Bowyer.  The Cup series heads to Michigan next week.

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