The Fan Headlines 10/2/15


Saluki football kicks off Missouri Valley Conference play tomorrow at Western Illinois. Both clubs are 1-2. Mike Reis, Gene Green and Connor James on the call starting at 2 tomorrow on 105-1 VZA, kickoff’s at 3.

HIgh School football week 6 kicks off tonight on 1300 The Fan as West Frankfort travels to Murphysboro, pregame coverage at 645 with Rick Westermeier and Brady Haupt, on the air and streaming live here.

Elsewhere in the River to River:
AJ at Pinckneyville, DuQuoin at Sparta, Nashville at Carterville
Harrisburg at Benton and Herrin travels to Massac County

South Seven:
Marion hosts Belleville Althoff, Carbondale’s at Mt Vernon

Black Diamond:
Carmi White County at Chester, Sesser-Valier at Hamilton County, Vienna-Goreville visits Fairfield. CZR’s at Johnston City on Saturday.

Saluki volleyball is home for a pair of MVC matches at Davies Gym this weekend. Southern (10-5, 1-1) plays Bradley tonight at 7 and Loyola Saturday at 7pm.

MLB: The Cubs finished off a 3-game sweep of the Reds with a 5-3 win in Cincinnati. Austin Jackson with a 3-run homer as the Cubs pick up a half game on idle Pittsburgh. Cubs wrap up the regular season with a visit to Milwaukee. The NL Central champion Cardinals finish up in Atlanta, the Pirates finish with 3 at home versus the Reds.

The Texas Rangers clinched at least an AL Wildcard, their magic number to win the West is down to 1, the Yankees clinched a wildcard spot, so the last postseason spot has Houston a game ahead of the Angels and Twins heading into the final weekend.

Thursday Night Football: The Ravens notch their first win of the year 23-20 over Pittsburgh in Overtime. Sunday, the Rams visit the undefeated Cardinals, Bears host the Raiders.

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The St. Louis Cardinals are National League Central champions for the third year in a row. An 11-1 victory over the Pirates Wednesday night wrapped up the division for the Birds, who win their 100th game. After a 2-run first inning, Jason Heyward’s grand-slam in the third gave the Cards a 6-0 lead to take the pressure off Tyler Lyons, who picked up the win with 7 strong innings.

Earlier in the day, it was Francisco Cervelli with the grand slam off Michael Wacha as the Bucs delayed the celebration with an 8-2 win. The Cardinals finish out the regular season with 3 in Atlanta versus the Braves, awaiting the winner of the wildcard game between the Pirates and Cubs.

The Cubs keep winning, they hammered the Reds 10-3 in Cincinnati. Austin Jackson had 3 hits and drove in 5, Starlin Castro had 4 hits including a home run and a double. Jon Lester wins his 11th, Cubs go for the sweep at 11:35am behind Jason Hammel.

American League, the Royals topped the White Sox, 5-3 in 10 innings.

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Saluki football kicks off Missouri Valley Conference play Saturday at Western Illinois. Both clubs are 1-2.  Southern coming off an upset of Liberty on Saturday thanks in large part to their offensive line, head coach Dale Lennon says his O-line is ready for Valley battle.

Dawgs and Leathernecks kick off at 3 this Saturday in Macomb.

The National League Central could be decided in broad daylight today. The Cardinals and Pirates will play a day-night doubleheader at PNC Park after last night’s game was rained out. Michael Wacha and Gerrit Cole face off in Game 1 at 12:35, Game 2 matches up Tyler Lyons and Charlie Morton at 6:05. A win in either game would clinch the division for the Cardinals.

Great news as outfielder Stephen Piscotty was released from the hospital after that violent collision with Peter Bourjos Monday night. Other than a concussion, Piscotty cleared all other neurological exams, and could be back before the end of the regular season this weekend. The Cardinals also activated Adam Wainwright, he’ll be available in the bullpen for today’s doubleheader.

The Cubs took care of the Reds in Cincinnati 4-1, scoring all four of their runs in the 1st. Dan Haren struck out 6 and walked no one in 7 plus innings of work. Jon Lester goes for the Cubs tonight at 6:10.

American League: The White Sox doubled up the Royals 4-2.

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An emotional win for the Cardinals last night, they shut out the Pirates 3-0. It’s win number 99, their magic number to clinch the NL Central is down to 2. Cards scored 3 in the 9th, Matt Carpenter scores on an RBI hit by Jon Jay coupled with an outfield error, then Mark Reynolds added the insurance with a 2-run homer.  Trevor Rosenthal set a new team record with his 48th save.

But the concern was with outfielder Stephen Piscotty, carted off in the 7th after a violent collision with Peter Bourjos. Piscotty took a knee to the head. All initial scans came up negative. No timetable on his return.  Michael Wacha can clinch it for the Cards tonight at 6:05.

The Cardinals also confirmed that catcher Yadier Molina will sit the rest of the regular season with a thumb injury, he’ll be re-evaluated to determine whether or not he will play in the postseason.

The Cubs and Royals played a makeup game at Wrigley, And the Cubs win, 1-0 in 11 innings on Chris Denorfia’s pinch-hit solo home run. Cubs begin a proper 3-game series in Cincinnati tonight.

Monday Night Football: The Packers beat the Chiefs, 38-28. 5 TD passes for Aaron Rodgers. Green Bay is 3-0. Elsewhere, the winless Chicago Bears made two trades yesterday. They shipped defensive end Jared Allen to Carolina for a 6th round pick, and linebacker Joe Bostic to the Patriots for a sixth-rounder.

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Saluki football receiving weekly honors from the Missouri Valley Football Conference after their 34-13 upset of #10 Liberty on Saturday. Linebacker Brandon Williams was named Valley defensive player of the week, freshman running back Daquan Isom named Valley newcomer of the week, and kicker Austin Johnson named special teams player of the week.  SIU’s league opener is this Saturday at Western Illinois.

Jake Arrieta was dominant again in blanking the Pirates 4-0 at Wrigley Sunday night. Arrieta homered, was perfect through 7 innings, and wins his 21st in the victory. The win helps out the Cardinals, who imploded in an 8-4 loss to the Brewers. Milwaukee plated 7 in the 9th after Trevor Rosenthal surrendered a grand slam and Seth Maness gave up a 3-run jack.  Cards and Pirates remain 3 games apart in the NL Central race, those two begin a huge series tonight at 6:05 in Pittsburgh. The Cubs are home to the Royals in a potential World Series preview at 7:05.

NFL: The St. Louis Rams’ turf caught fire in the pregame, and the Rams never did equal that sizzle in a 12-6 loss to the Steelers. Pittsburgh does lose QB Ben Roethlisberger for at least a month with a knee injury, the Rams are 1-2.

The Chicago Bears remain winless (0-3) after getting blanked in Seattle 26-0. The win is the first for the Seahawks.



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