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Lackey outduels Lester, leads Cardinals to 6-0 win over Cubs

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July 7th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) — John Lackey threw seven scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0 on Monday night despite Jon Lester taking a no-hitter into the seventh. Signed to a six-year, $155 million deal over the offseason, Lester (4-7) remained winless in nine straight starts since beating Pittsburgh on May 16. He allowed two hits and two unearned runs while striking out eight for Chicago.

Lester’s bid for his second career no-hitter ended with one out in the seventh when Kris Bryant couldn’t handle Jhonny Peralta’s sharp grounder in back of third base.

The Chicago defense then let Lester down when Bryant’s throw to second on a Jason Heyward grounder went into right field. That was followed by Yadier Molina’s run-scoring sacrifice fly to right, and Kolten Wong’s RBI single to left that put St. Louis ahead 2-0.

 

Monday First Round Girls Regional Softball Schedule (Updated for weather)

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July 6th, 2015 by Jim Field

Class 1-A
Region 7
@ Tabor : Fremont-Mills vs. Nishnabotna (5:30)
@ Sidney: Essex vs. East Mills (5:30)
@ Sidney: Sidney vs. Stanton (7:15)
@ Griswold: Griswold vs. CAM (7:00)  — POSTPONED to Tuesday, July 7 at 7:00 pm
@ Kimballton: Exira/EHK vs. Orient-Macksburg (5:30)
@ Lenox: Lenox vs. Bedford (7:00)

Region 8
@ Woodbine: Woodbine vs. Whiting (7:00) — POSTPONED to Tuesday, July 7 at 7:00 pm
@ Dow City: Boyer Valley vs. West Harrison (7:00) — POSTPONED to Tuesday, July 7 at 7:00 pm
@ Macedonia: Riverside vs. Ar-We-Va (7:00)
@ Fonda: Newell-Fonda vs. Coon Rapids-Bayard (7:00)
@ Guthrie Center: Guthrie Center vs. Adair-Casey (7:00) — POSTPONED to Tuesday, July 7 and MOVED to Panorama High School due to flooding. Start time 7:15 pm

Class 2-A
Region 8
@ Corning: Southwest Valley vs. Audubon (7:00) — POSTPONED to Tuesday, July 7 at 7:00 pm
@ Underwood: Underwood vs. Tri-Center (7:00)

2015 IHSBCA Baseball Rankings Week 5 – FINAL 1-A and 2-A Rankings

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July 6th, 2015 by Jim Field

Class 4-A
1. Waukee
2. Cedar Rapids Jefferson
3. Johnston
4. Dowling Catholic
5. Cedar Rapids Prairie
6. Sioux City East
7. Southeast Polk
8. Cedar Rapids Kennedy
9. Linn-Mar
10. Lewis Central

Others: West Des Moines Valley; Davenport Central; Sioux City North; Cedar Falls; Iowa City West

Class 3-A
1. Pella
2. Waverly-Shell Rock
3. Davenport Assumption
4. West Delaware
5. Knoxville
6. Gilbert
7. Williamsburg
8. Spirit Lake
9. Oskaloosa
10. Harlan

Others: Saydel; Boone; Spencer

Class 2-A
1. Cascade
2. Wilton
3. Beckman Catholic
4. Columbus Catholic
5. South Winneshiek
6. Clear Lake
7. Hinton
8. New Hampton
9. Monticello
10. Ogden

Others: Des Moines Christian; Treynor; Hampton-Dumont; Alburnett; Northeast, Goose Lake

Class 1-A
1. Newman Catholic
2. Van Buren Community
3. Lisbon
4. Pleasantville
5. Martensdale-St. Marys
6. Coon Rapids-Bayard
7. Don Bosco
8. Exira/EHK
9. West Sioux
10. LeMars Gehlen Catholic

Others: St. Mary’s, Remsen; Twin Cedars; North Tama; Bishop Garrigan, Algona

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 7/6/2015

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July 6th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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Cardinals place Jaime Garcia on 15-day DL

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July 6th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis left-hander Jaime Garcia has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a groin strain. Garcia, who missed his previous scheduled start, suffered the injury running the bases on June 24 at Miami. Garcia is 3-3 with a 1.69 ERA in seven starts.

Left-hander Tim Cooney has been recalled from Class A Peoria and will start on Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs. He was 6-4 with a 2.74 ERA in 14 starts at Triple-A Memphis. Garcia threw a side session on Saturday and came back sore.

 

Pham hits 1st MLB homer and drives in 3, Cards top Padres

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July 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie outfielder Tommy Pham homered, doubled and drove in three runs, leading Lance Lynn and the St. Louis Cardinals over the San Diego Padres 3-1 Sunday. The Cardinals improved to a majors-best 31-11 at home with their second successive win following a four-game losing streak. San Diego has lost five of seven.

Pham was called up from Triple-A Friday and starred in his third big league start. He hit his first homer, a two-run drive off Ian Kennedy (4-8) in the third. Pham doubled home Lynn in the fifth. Lynn (6-4) gave up three hits and one unearned run in seven innings. He also doubled and singled for his first career multihit game and scored twice.

Lynn struck out eight and retired 11 in a row at one point. He has not lost in his last six starts. Kevin Siegrist recorded his fourth save in six chances. Closer Trevor Rosenthal was unavailable after pitching in three successive games.

 

Cubs activate Soler from 15-day DL, send Szczur to Triple-A

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July 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs activated outfielder Jorge Soler from the 15-day disabled list in time for Sunday’s game against the Miami Marlins and optioned outfielder Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa.

Soler is hitting .265 with four home runs and 19 RBIs in 49 games. He sprained his left ankle June 1 at Miami and was placed on the disabled list two days later. Soler played a four-game rehab assignment at Iowa, going 2 for 13 with three walks and one RBI.

Szczur is batting .211 with one home run and eight RBIs in 32 games.

Cubs select Richard’s contract, place Ross on 7-day DL

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July 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Cubs have selected left-hander Clayton Richard’s contract from Triple-A Iowa in time for Saturday’s start against the Miami Marlins and placed catcher David Ross on the seven-day concussion disabled list.

They also selected catcher Taylor Teagarden’s contract from Iowa and optioned right-hander Donn Roach to Triple-A on Saturday. Infielder Tommy La Stella was transferred to the 60-day disabled list from the 15-day DL, and right-hander Gonzalez Germen was designated for assignment.

Richard, acquired Friday from Pittsburgh for cash, was making his first major league appearance since 2013 with San Diego. He had left shoulder surgery in June that season. The move involving the 38-year-old Ross is retroactive to Thursday. He is batting .189 with four RBIs in 38 games.

Cardinals edge Padres 2-1 to stop 4-game slide

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July 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Jhonny Peralta broke an eighth-inning tie with a sacrifice fly, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Saturday to stop their longest losing streak of the season at four games. Carlos Martinez threw 6 2-3 solid innings, and Seth Maness (3-0) got the win. Trevor Rosenthal closed for his 24th save in 25 opportunities, getting Matt Kemp to ground out with a runner on to end it.

Rosenthal had a 23-game scoreless string halted on Friday. San Diego won the first two games of the series, including a 2-1 victory Friday. All four losses during St. Louis’ skid came at home.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 7/4/2015

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July 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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