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Wells Solid Again, Cubs Avoid Sweep, Beat Pirates
CHICAGO (AP) -- Randy Wells pitched six strong innings and Marlon Byrd drove in two runs as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
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Reds Beat Cardinals 3-2 In 10 Innings
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Juan Francisco capped a career-best four-hit day with the go-ahead hit in the 10th inning and the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Sunday, taking two of three from a team desperately trying to stay in contention.
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Djokovic Beats Dayydenko
NEW YORK (AP) -- Novak Djokovic improved to 60-2 in 2011 by beating 39th-ranked Nikolay Davydenko 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday night to reach the fourth round of the U.S. Open.
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Rams Cut Avery, Gilyard, Keep Alexander
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Wide receivers Donnie Avery and Mardy Gilyard were among 20 players waived by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday to reach the 53-man roster.
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Illinois Starts Slow But Tops Arkansas State 33-15
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois started slow but used 100-yard receiving days from A.J. Jenkins and Darius Millines to open the season with a 33-15 win over Arkansas State on Saturday.
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Harnish Throws 5 TD Passes To Help NIU Top Army
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Chandler Harnish threw a career-high five touchdown passes and rushed for another to give Northern Illinois coach Dave Doeren a 49-26 victory over Army in his head coaching debut on Saturday.
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Garcia Goes 6, Drives In Run As Cards Beat Reds
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jaime Garcia earned his first win since July 23 and drove in the go-ahead run to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday.
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Tigers Rally From 7 Down, Beat White Sox 9-8
DETROIT (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera hit a game-ending solo homer in the ninth inning, capping a stirring Detroit rally and lifting the Tigers to a 9-8 win over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday.
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Lee Comes Off DL, Hits Go-Ahead Slam For Pirates
CHICAGO (AP) -- Derrek Lee came off the disabled list and hit a go-ahead grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Chicago Cubs 7-5 on Saturday.
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Francisco, Reds End Cardinals' Win Streak At 4
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Juan Francisco hit a three-run homer and drove in five runs, and the Cincinnati Reds beat St. Louis 11-8 on Friday night to end the Cardinals' four-game winning streak.
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Verlander, Leads Tigers To Key Win Over White Sox
DETROIT (AP) -- Justin Verlander took a shutout into the eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers expanded their AL Central lead over Chicago with an 8-1 win over the White Sox on Friday night.
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Burres Helps Pirates Top Cubs 3-1
CHICAGO (AP) -- Brian Burres pitched into the sixth in his first start of the season and Alex Presley had two triples, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Friday.
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Cardinals Place Right-Hander Lynn On 60-Day DL
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn was moved from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL after the team decided he couldn't recover from an oblique injury in time.
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Scoreboard for 9/02/11
High School football week #2 and Major League Baseball scores
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Local Sports Roundup 9/2/11
Week two of high school football, and more!
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Knox, Hanie Look Sharp As Bears Beat Browns, 24-14
CHICAGO (AP) -- Johnny Knox came through with a touchdown catch, and if he keeps it up, he just might regain his spot as the Chicago Bears' starting receiver.
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Eastern Illinois Rallies Past Illinois State 33-26
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) -- Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns, including the winning score with 2:38 remaining, to lead Eastern Illinois past Illinois State 33-26 Thursday night in the season opener for both schools.
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Sam Houston St. Tops W. Illinois 20-6 In Opener
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Brian Bell passed for 198 yards and two touchdowns Thursday night to lead Sam Houston State to a 20-6 victory over Western Illinois in the season opener for both teams.
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Pujols And Cardinals Slam Brewers Again, 8-4
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Albert Pujols hit a grand slam and the St. Louis Cardinals completed a three-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers with an 8-4 win Thursday.
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Cubs Zambrano To Miss Rest Of Season
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Cubs' right-hander Carlos Zambrano will sit out the rest of the season after his 30-day suspension ends Sept. 11.
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