The Fan Headlines 7/1/15

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A record-tying night for Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale. It took extra innings but the White Sox snapped the Cardinals 6-game winning streak. Tyler Flowers’ solo home run in the 11th gave the Sox a 2-1 win in 11 innings. Chris Sale was brilliant again striking out 12 over 8 innings. He now has 8 straight appearances of 10 strikeouts or more, tying a record set by Pedro Martinez in 1999. Jose Quintanna and John Lackey pitch in the series finale at 7:15.

The Cubs snapped a 5-game losing streak with a 1-0 win over the Mets. Four Chicago pitchers combined to throw a 3-hitter. Kyle Hendricks pitched six innings allowing 3 hits. Matt Szczur drove in the game’s only run. Bartolo Colon and Jon Lester throw tonight at 6:10.

The Miners won their 5th straight in Sauget with a 5-4 win over the Gateway Grizzlies. A three-run Miners 4th was the difference. Weather permitting, the Miners play for the series tonight at 7:05. Jason Guerette has the call at 6:45 on US 97.7.

A shakeup in Chicago as the Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks traded forwards Brandon Saad, Alex Broadhurst and defenseman Michael Paliotta to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday. The Hawks get back forwards Artem Anisimov, Marko Dano, former Blackhawk Jeremy Morin, Corey Tropp and a fourth-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer team is in the World Cup final. Last night in Montreal, Team USA scored a 2-0 upset over top-ranked Germany. The USA will play the winner of Japan and England this Sunday in Vancouver.

The Fan Headlines 6/30/15

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The final month of summer basketball starts tomorrow for SIU Men’s basketball. Currently Southern has 11 scholarship players for the 2015-2016 season. Yesterday during his summer news conference with the MVC (audio below), head coach Barry Hinson said his staff is still recruiting but he is comfortable with where the roster is. SIU opens up the 2015 season at home against Air Force November 12th.

The Southern Illinois Miners start a six game road trip tonight in Sauget. The Miners and Gateway Grizzlies kick off a three game series at 7:05. Jason Guerette has the call starting at 6:45 on US 97.7.

The Cardinals and White Sox both had yesterday off. They square off at Busch Stadium tonight in the first of three. Chris Sale faces Lance Lynn at 7:15. The Redbirds are a blistering 29-7 at home.

The Cubs also had yesterday off. They start a series in New York against the Mets at 6:00. Kyle Hendricks and Johnathan Niese pitch. The Cubs have lost 5 straight games.

The Fan Headlines 06/29/15

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It was a doubles parade last night at Busch Stadium. The St. Louis Cardinals hit 6 doubles in the first five innings en route to a 4-1 win over the Chicago Cubs. The Cardinals swept the 3-game series outscoring the Cubs 15-4. The Cardinals have won 6 games in a row overall and 9 straight at home. They are 51-24, their best start since 1944. Carlos Martinez went 6 innings picking up his 9th win. The two teams played through 2 rain delays that delayed the game over 2 hours. The Cards have today off. The Cubs start a three game series in New York tomorrow.

The Detroit Tigers beat the White Sox 5-4. James McCann hit his second career walk-off home run, his third career round-tripper overall as the Tigers took 3 of 4 from the Sox. The Tigers scored all 5 of their runs in the final two innings. The White Sox take today off before beginning a series with the Cardinals in St. Louis tomorrow.

Long night for the Miners last night. Washington scored early and often en route to a 10-1 win over Southern Illinois. The Miners did take the first two games in the series. They start a 6-game road trip tomorrow in Sauget when they battle the Gateway Grizzlies.

The Fan Headlines 6/26/15

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The Southern Illinois Miners bullpen faltered down the stretch in a 8-4 loss to Traverse City. The Miners relievers gave up 7 runs in the final 3 innings as the Beach Bums won the rubber game of the series. The Miners continue their homestand tonight when they start a series with Washington at 7:05. Jason Guerette has the call at 6:45 on US 97.7.

The St.Louis Cardinals brought out the brooms last night in Miami, sweeping a three game series from the Marlins with a 5-1 win. Pete Kozma and Kolten Wong both drove in 2 runs. Lance Lynn came off the disabled list to pitch 6 innings of 2-hit baseball. The Cards start a three-game series with the division rival Chicago Cubs this weekend at Busch. Jake Arietta and John Lackey start the series at 7:15.

The Cubs come to Busch losers of 2 straight after they were shutout by the Dodgers last night 4-0. The Cubs out hit LA 8-6 but squandered every scoring chance. They are 39-32 this season.

The White Sox won a wild game in Detroit 8-7 in 10 innings. Carlos Sanchez hit a 3 run triple and then the Sox bullpen stranded the tying run at 3rd in the bottom of the 10th. The 4 game series continues tonight at 6:08. Jose Quintana and Anibal Sanchez start game 2.

The 2015 NBA Draft took place last night in Brooklyn. The Bulls took Arkansas power forward Bobby Portis with the 22nd pick. Murray State’s Cameron Payne went to the Thunder at number 14. Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns went number 1 overall to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Fan Headlines 6/25/15

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The Southern Illinois Miners won in walk-off fashion last night at Rent One Park in a 4-3 win over Traverse City. After the Beach Bums tied the game in the top of the 9th, the Miners got a game winning sacrifice fly from Niko Vasquez in the bottom of the 9th for the win. The Miners can tie Traverse City atop the Frontier League East division standings with a win at 7:05 tonight. Jason Guerette has the call at 6:45 on US 97.7.

The St. Louis Cardinals continued to roll last night in a 6-1 win over the Marlins. Jason Heyward continued to rake. For the third consecutive day Heyward went deep. This time it was a three run home run. The Cards also got a two run shot from Kolten Wong. They look for the three game sweep tonight at 6:10 when Lance Lynn and Dan Haren pitch.

The LA Dodgers scored 4 runs early and never looked back in a 5-2 win over the cubs. Addison Russell was the lone bright spot for the Cubs going 2-4 with an RBI double. The Cubs can still take 3 of 4 with a win today. Jon Lester and Carlos Frias throw at 1:20.

The Minnesota Twins won the rubber game against the White Sox 6-1. Chris Sale struggled for the Sox allowing all 6 runs in 6 and 2/3 innings. He is now 6-4. The Sox start a 4 game series in Detroit today at 12:08. Carlos Rodon and Alfredo Simon throw in the series opener.

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