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Lefty Travis Wood aims for a second win against St. Colorado Rockies Store . Louis in 10 days on Monday night, when the Chicago Cubs visit Busch Stadium to begin a four-game series with the Cardinals. Wood picked up his second victory of the season -- and fourth of his career against the Cardinals -- on May 2, allowing two earned runs on six hits in seven innings of a 6-5 triumph. He walked none and struck out six batters in the win. In one subsequent start, however, Wood was battered for eight runs on eight hits in just four innings of an 8-3 interleague loss to the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. For the Cardinals, fellow left-hander Tyler Lyons makes his fourth starting bid in search of win No. 1 for 2014. The 26-year-old Texan pitched a scoreless inning of relief against the Cubs in the aforementioned May 2 game, but did not factor in the decision. It was his lone career meeting with Chicago. Lyons pitched six strong innings and allowed four hits and a run in one outing since, getting a no-decision in the Cardinals 2-1 loss at Atlanta on Tuesday after walking one and striking out seven. On Sunday in Atlanta, Evan Gattis and Jason Heyward both homered to back a solid start from Aaron Harang, as the Braves completed a three-game sweep of the Cubs with a 5-2 triumph at Turner Field. Chicago starter Edwin Jackson (2-3) allowed three runs on six hits and two walks over six frames to absorb the loss. Nate Schierholtz smacked a two-run double for the Cubs, who have lost seven of their last eight. In Pittsburgh, Allen Craig and Yadier Molina posted a pair of hits to go with an RBI and run scored and the Cardinals hung on to beat the Pirates, 6-5, in the finale of a three-game set. Trailing by two runs going into the ninth, Pittsburgh got a run back when Neil Walker hit a double and Andrew McCutchen singled to plate him and make it 6-5. The Pirates later loaded the bases with none away, but Trevor Rosenthal got Ike Davis to pop out into foul territory and Jordy Mercer to roll into a 1-2-3 double play to end the game and give Rosenthal his 10th save of the season. Shelby Miller (5-2) allowed two runs on four hits and four walks over 5 1/3 innings for the Cardinals, who avoided being swept. The Cardinals and Cubs have split six meetings this season. Colorado Rockies Gear . With Van Osch out with a flu bug that has been rampaging through the tournament, Knezevic stepped in to lead B.C. (4-3) to a pair of victories on Tuesday before 1,131 at the Maurice Richard Arena. Colorado Rockies Shirts . As the Winnipeg Blue Bombers opened their main training camp Sunday, Kuale is one of the newcomers brought in to bolster a sagging defence that ranked overall where the Bombers finished 2013, in the CFL cellar with a league high 585 points against. https://www.cheaprockiesjerseys.us/ .J. -- Jaromir Jagr has hit so many NHL milestones this season for the New Jersey Devils that he is starting to downplay them.LOS ANGELES -- After earning his first NHL shutout in only his second career start, Martin Jones might be yet another potential star in the Los Angeles Kings crease. Or he might be further proof that any good goalie can be great with the Kings formidable defence in front of him, particularly against the feckless New York Islanders. Even Jones was leaning toward the latter theory after the Kings 3-0 victory Saturday night, but the teammates chanting his name in the dressing room gave him a bit more credit. "Its easy to play with confidence when youre behind these guys," said Jones, who made 16 saves. "They take a lot of pride in their defensive zone, and we did a great job. The guys have been awesome since Ive been up here. Its a great group of guys, and Im happy to be able to get a couple of wins for them." Anze Kopitar scored in another dominant defensive performance by Los Angeles, which hasnt allowed more than two non-shootout goals in any game since Nov. 2, earning a point in 14 of those 15 contests. Dustin Brown also scored and Tyler Toffoli added an empty-net goal for the Kings, who won their third straight overall despite a power play thats in an 0-for-33 slump. Before beating Anaheim four days ago in his NHL debut, Jones spent the previous three weeks backing up Scrivens during Jonathan Quicks absence with a long-term groin injury. "Its been awesome to see both (Scrivens and Jones) come in and play as well as they have," Brown said. "We have a lot of guys that do the right thing defensively. All of our team is sticking with it, and you see the results in games like this." Although Scrivens skated out first for the Kings warmups, coach Darryl Sutter told Jones in the late afternoon he would get his second straight start. Sutter wouldnt say why he chose Jones over Scrivens, or who might play first on the Kings upcoming road trip. Jones followed up his 9-for-9 shootout performance against Anaheim with a perfect effort against the Islanders, who have lost nine in a row. "It wasnt an easy game to play in," Islanders forward Kyle Okposo said. "Obviously, theyre a really good hockey team for a reason. They all buy in and play the game the right way. Cheap Rockies Jerseys. They played their systems well tonight, and we just had a tough time." Kevin Poulin stopped 21 shots for the Islanders, on their longest losing streak since dropping a franchise-record 14 straight in late 2010. New York has lost nine straight road games since Nov. 1, getting outscored 38-14 during its longest road skid since 1998-99. "I know what our record is, but its not like were getting dominated in these games," Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. "If were not going to score any goals, its going to be tough for us. We didnt generate (anything) on our power play, and thats probably the difference." After a scoreless first period, Islanders captain John Tavares set up his teammates for a pair of fine scoring chances during second-period power plays, but Thomas Vanek and Brock Nelson both failed to capitalize. Josh Bailey missed his own chance, clanging a backhand off the crossbar on a near-breakaway. Kopitar finally got the Kings on the board thanks to an exceptional long pass from Alec Martinez, who found his Slovenian teammate lightly marked at the far blue line. Kopitar slipped into the slot and used a slick move to score his eighth goal. The Kings perennial leading scorer has 20 points in the last 22 games. Brown added his sixth goal midway through the third period, capitalizing on confusion behind Poulin to gather the puck for an easy wraparound score. The Kings captain is having a rough offensive season, but has scored goals in consecutive games for the first time since late March. NOTES: New York dressed rookie C Nelson and scratched C Peter Regin, who had missed just one game all season. Regin is scoreless in his last 17 games. Poulin made his first start in a week after Anders Nilsson played the Isles last three games. ... Los Angeles wore its purple-and-gold throwback jerseys on a "Legends Night" honouring Hall of Fame defenceman Larry Murphy, who set NHL records for most assists and points by a rookie defenceman with the Kings in 1981. ... The Kings open a four-game trip Tuesday in Montreal. ... New York has lost on the first two stops of its five-game West Coast road swing. ' ' '