The Cardinals are playing a weekend series at home against the Washington Nationals. The Cards lead the series, beating Washington on Friday 8-1 and last night 2-1, the fourth straight win for the Cards. It was a birthday victory for pitcher Michael Wacha, who threw 6 innings in possibly his best game of the year. Game three tonight at 7.

 

Some MLB scores from Saturday:

Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 7-1

 

Detroit Tigers def Cleveland Indians 7-4

 

KC Royals beat Twins 11-6

 

Cincinnati Reds def Cubs 5-3

 

Brewers beat the Marlins 8-4

 

Frontier League BB:

 

The Gateway Grizzlies are in O'Fallon, MO for a series against the River City Rascals. The Grizzlies lost Friday 8-2. But, the Grizzlies were able to pull off a 6-5 win last night. Game three is tonight at 7.

 

Legion baseball

 

Jersey (post 492) and the Metro East Bears (posts 126,199) will both play in the Southwest Firecracker Holiday Tournament which opened yesterday and runs through Monday.  The tournament sites are Jersey, Belleville, & Fairview Heights.

The Alton Post 126 Junior Legion played Friday in the Greenville Wood Bat Classic - Holiday Tourney.  Alton (20-7) will have pool games against Odin, Altamont, & Breese.  The finals will be held today in Greenville.

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