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Sweeney, Cubs edge Cards
(L-R) Ryan Sweeney and  Welington Castillo
Ryan Sweeney's (left) homer tied the game at three apiece in the second inning.
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Sweeney went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and 4 RBI as the Chicago Cubs hung on to beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 7-6, in the opener of a three-game set.

Luis Valbuena smacked a two-run shot and crossed the plate three times for the Cubs, who handed the Cardinals their fourth straight loss.

Kevin Siegrist (1-2) gave up the tie-breaking two-run homer to Valbuena in the seventh and was tagged with the loss.  Full Story

Five MLB trades that need to happen
By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Is there a team more important at this year's Major League Baseball trade deadline than the Philadelphia Phillies?

Cliff Lee, Marlon Byrd, A.J. Burnett, Jonathan Papelbon, Jimmy Rollins.

Philadelphia has five players available who legitimately could be difference makers for a team in contention as next Thursday's non-waiver deadline draws near.  Full Story

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