ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tony Cruz hit a three-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals connected three times, beating the Cincinnati Reds 8-4 on Saturday night and moving closer to their fourth straight playoff berth.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Nick Franklin hit his first home run with Tampa Bay and Chris Archer pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, leading the Rays to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Korliss Marshall returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown, and Brandon Allen accounted for three touchdowns as Arkansas won its third straight game with a 52-14 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday night.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois combined two touchdowns and 190 yards rushing from Josh Ferguson with the kind of desperate, second-half comeback the Illini have relied on all season to escape Texas State on Saturday, 42-35.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears star receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery were listed as questionable for Monday night’s game against the New York Jets while four starters were ruled out.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jose Quintana pitched into the eighth inning and Avisail Garcia had a two-run double to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-3 victory over Tampa Bay on Friday night, eliminating the Rays from playoff contention.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — John Lackey powered back into the St. Louis postseason rotation picture with 7 2-3 dominant innings, and Randal Grichuk and Matt Holliday hit consecutive homers in the first inning of the Cardinals’ 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Robert Quinn led the NFC and set a St. Louis Rams record with 19 sacks last season. He has yet to get his first one of 2014, and he’s never taken down Dallas quarterback Tony Romo, either.