Nicholas Castellanos (kas-tee-AH’-nohs), Justin Heyward and Anthony Rizzo homered as the Cubs beat the Pirates, 7-1
Paul Goldschmidt smacked a two-run homer and Tommy Edman was 3-for-5 with a solo shot and two runs scored in the Cardinals’ 5-4 victory at Cincinnati.
The Angels beat the White Sox 9-2.
Eddy Pineiro has won the Bears’ kicking competition. The Bears have cut kicker Elliott Fry, who was competing with Pineiro and several others for the job. Pineiro came to Chicago from the Raiders for a late-round draft pick after spending all of last year on injured reserve.
Former NFL and University Texas running back Cedric Benson has died in a motorcycle accident at age 36. Benson won the Doak Walker award as the nation’s top college running back in 2004 and was drafted fourth overall by the Bears in 2005. He also played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers.
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) _ Denny Hamlin raced to his fourth NASCAR Cup victory of the season by holding off Matt DiBenedetto at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday. Hamlin won from the pole and overcame early damage to his Toyota and a loose wheel to win at Bristol for the second time in his career.
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