ST. LOUIS — Scott Spiezio stopped dyeing his wispy chin beard St. Louis Cardinal red a few weeks ago, satisfying the demands of superstitious teammates thinking a fashion makeover might help halt one of the team’s many slumps.
Shane Victorino typically spends off days relaxing in the dugout. He changed his routine Sunday and the move worked. Victorino had a pinch-hit, three-run double to break a tie with two outs in the eighth inning Sunday and lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Joey Gathright’s bases-loaded walk in the 11th inning off Chris Spurling lifted the Royals to a 4-3 victory over the Brewers. It was the third walk of the inning for Kansas City, and sixth in the final five innings.
Pro Bowl running back Larry Johnson says he’s ready to sit out the Chiefs’ training camp to resolve his request for a new contract, The Kansas City Star reported Thursday.
Ryan Ludwick bears some responsibility for the longest game of the season in the major leagues, striking out as a pinch hitter with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth inning.
Anybody who says that acrobatic gymnastics is not a sport has never seen the Columbia Acro and Tumbling Team practice in the Hearnes Center Fieldhouse.
Ryan Ludwick homered off Jorge de la Rosa leading off the 14th inning for the Cardinals, who took two of three from their cross-state rivals. The Cardinals used eight pitchers and left-hander Tyler Johnson was the only reliever not used because of a slightly injured right knee.
A lawyer representing the tow truck driver involved in the fatal crash of Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock is giving Hancock's family 21 days to drop its wrongful death lawsuit.
The Royals and Cardinals were tied 6-6 after 13 innings at press time.The Royals and Cardinals were tied 6-6 after 13 innings at press time. The Royals jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first inning, and led 6-4 in the sixth. The Cardinals scratched out a run in the seventh, and scored one more in the ninth when slugger Albert Pujols doubled to deep right. He appeared to pause, thinking the ball was a homer, before heading to first, and missed a chance at a triple.
ST. LOUIS — Short notice brought out Brad Thompson’s best. The first-year starter worked seven strong innings a day ahead of schedule and two days after a two-inning relief stint, leading the pitching-starved St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
ST. LOUIS — Pitching around Albert Pujols was crucial to Odalis Perez ending his struggles.
Perez won for only the second time in 10 starts and the Kansas City Royals took advantage of mistakes by Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright in a 5-3 victory over St. Louis on Monday night.
Chris Dominguez hit two of his team’s four home runs and the Cardinals scored in double digits for the third consecutive game, eliminating Mississippi State 12-4 on Sunday.
OAKLAND, Calif. — A night earlier, Ryan Ludwick was one of only two St. Louis starters without a hit. His timing couldn’t have been better Sunday — against his former organization no less.
Carl Edwards won four races in his first full season, finishing an impressive third in the Nextel Cup standings.
Miguel Olivo went 5-for-5, and cost himself a day off. Rick Vanden Hurk struck out a career-best seven batters, got the win and is headed for the minors.
Aaron Baddeley escaped with an amazing par from deep rough at the base of a bunker on the 17th hole, finished strong with a birdie for an even-par 70 and wound up with a two-shot lead over Woods after three rounds of the U.S. Open on Saturday.
KANSAS CITY — Mark Teahen had two triples and five RBIs and Tony Pena Jr. had four hits, leading Kansas City past St. Louis 17-8 Thursday night for the Royals’ first series win at home against the Cardinals in six years.
Adam Wainwright allowed one hit in a career-high eight innings and Albert Pujols drove in three runs, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 7-3 victory Wednesday night over the Kansas City Royals.
KANSAS CITY — Brian Bannister won his third consecutive start with seven scoreless innings and Esteban German had three hits and three RBIs, leading Kansas City past St. Louis 8-1 Tuesday night.
University of Missouri’s John Kelly, who competed in the Masters earlier this year, will be competing in the U.S. Open Thursday in Oakmont, PA. Kelly is one of eight collegians across the country who will be participating in the tournament.