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CHICAGO (AP) - Jake Arrieta pitched into the seventh inning and also got a career-high two hits, Anthony Rizzo launched his 16th homer, and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-4 Tuesday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.

Rizzo's two-run drive highlighted a four-run eighth after St. Louis pulled within one.

Arrieta (9-5) came through on the mound and at the plate as the Cubs won for the sixth time in eight games. The right-hander gave up two runs and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings and improved to 3-0 in his past four starts.

Arrieta contributed a pair of singles and scored a run after starting the season 1 for 33. 

Chris Denorfia had two hits and drove in three runs as Chicago beat St. Louis for the third time in 11 games. He gave the Cubs 2-0 lead with a two-run single in the third off Tyler Lyons (2-1).

Salem Post 128 Junior's Return To Action Tonight At Home....Summer Schedule For Tuesday...

SALEM - Today in Jr Legion play, Breese Gray plays at Breese Blue in a double header at 6, Centralia heads to Salem to take on Post 128 in a double header at SCHS Field starting at 6pm, Carlyle Purple will play a pair at Carlyle Gold.  

    In Senior Legion play, Centralia will play New Baden and Aviston at 5 and 7:30.

    In Southwest play, Trenton is at Mascoutah. 

AL Knocks Off NL In Little League Major's All-Star Game...

SALEM - In the Little League Major's All-Star game held at the Complex last night the American League knocked off the National League 8-6.  Chase Dodson, Carter Rose, Trent Boles, Jacob Koehnke went 2 innings each on the mound. Kadian Roberts picked up the save working the 9th.  At the plate, Chase Dodson had 2 hits, including a home run and RBI, Trent Boles sac fly RBI, Eli Rose big Rbi double, Quentin Purcell had an RBI double.  For the National League at the plate, Simon Hays and Hunter Daniels homered.  

    If the rain holds off tonight will complete the Little League Minors and Little League Softball tournaments will finish up tonight on the South Field at the Complex.  At 5:30 it will be a matchup of the Minor's top two teams with top-seed Marlins taking on the 2nd seed Cardinals.  Then the softball title is up for grabs at 7:30. 

Men's Recreation Softball League Scores...

SALEM - In men's softball play last night at Bryan Bennett Park...

Mortons defeated DSC 15-14

Superior Fire Protection over NAL 14-3

Crescent Bearing was 9-4 winners over Superior Fire

Allstate Insurance knocked off Big 3 15-12. 

Salem Soccer Association Holding Registration....

SALEM - The Salem Soccer Association is accepting registration for fall soccer.  This is to play in the Southwest Illinois Soccer League, which is a travel recreation league.  

Three levels of Salem Coed teams are offered:  3rd and 4th grade, 5th and 6th grade, and 7th and 8th grade.  

Please register by July 14th.  The cost is $50 and practice may begin as soon as the week of July 20th-24th.  Games will start mid to late August and generally will be Saturday afternoons with some weeknight games as well.  The season will run until early October.  

More information can be picked up at the soccersalem.com website or at Ferguson's Auto Repair at 1640 North Broadway in Salem.  For more information contact Mark Ferguson at 292-7295. 

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