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Royals sloppy in loss to Marlins

After a 5-2 loss to Miami gave them their first defeat in eight series, the Kansas City Royals limp off to play five games in four days against AL Central-leading Detroit.

Molina expects to be back for Cardinals on Thursday

St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina plans to be in the lineup Thursday, the first day he's eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list from a right knee strain.

Rams' Dunbar suspended four games for PED violation

St. Louis Rams starting linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar was second on the team with a career-high 157 tackles last season. He will be able to practice and play in all exhibition contests prior to the opener.

Kroenke makes surprise visit to Rams training camp

St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke is a Columbia resident who also owns the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche, and is the largest shareholder of English Premier League soccer club Arsenal.

Royals fall short in 10-inning loss

The Royals' Bruce Chen and the Marlins' Jose Fernandez went pitch-for-pitch, each of them lasting seven innings. They turned over a scoreless game to their bullpens, and the Marlins came through on Christian Yelich's RBI single in the 10th for a 1-0 victory.

Chiefs' special teams feeling special again

The Kansas City Chiefs haven't returned a punt for a touchdown since September 2010. The last time they brought back a kickoff for a touchdown was November 2011. Everything about this season is a fresh starts, though.

Cardinals avoid sweep, beat Cubs 8-4

Matt Carpenter and Allen Craig each had three hits and drove in a run. Jon Jay and David Freese both drove in two runs, though they only had one hit between them.


Chiefs return to camp without No. 1 pick Fisher

Coach Andy Reid has acknowledged that Fisher is going through some growing pains, just like any first-year player, and that his progress in the preseason will be crucial to the offense's success.

Shields gets rare home win, Royals beat Red Sox

James Shields, who had not won at Kauffman Stadium since an April 30 victory over Tampa Bay, limited the Red Sox to three runs and seven hits over seven innings.

Royals place Miguel Tejada on disabled list

Tejada was injured while diving for a ball in the seventh inning on Saturday.

Cardinals lose Miller early, fall 13-4 to Dodgers

Leadoff man Carl Crawford's line-drive double knocked out Shelby Miller, but X-rays were negative for the 22-year-old right-hander on what the team described as an elbow contusion.

Duffy, bullpen help Royals to 5-2 win over Twins

Danny Duffy struck out seven with an overpowering fastball that at times reached 97 mph, and then used his changeup to keep the Twins off balance.

Beltran powers Cardinals past Dodgers 5-1

Beltran and Matt Adams homer in the eighth inning to help the Cards snap the Dodgers' 15-game road run Tuesday night.

Streaking Dodgers nudge past Cardinals

Los Angeles beat St. Louis 3-2 Monday night for the Dodgers 15th straight road victory Monday night.

Guthrie shines in Royals' rout of Twins

Jeremy Guthrie pitched a four-hitter and Eric Hosmer drove in a career-high five runs to help the Royals rout the Minnesota Twins 13-0 on Monday night.

Cardinals avert sweep with big win over Pirates

The Cardinals ended their season-worst seven-game skid Thursday night and did so in emphatic fashion, averting a five-game sweep by routing the Pirates 13-0 in a matchup between the NL's top two teams.

Royals win ninth straight

The Royals won their ninth straight game, stretching their longest winning streak in more than a decade by beating Minnesota 7-2 Thursday in Minneapolis.

Cardinals' skid reaches seven with 5-4 loss to Pirates

St. Louis left 13 runners on base, and Pittsburgh extended its lead in the NL Central to 2½ games.


Eighth-straight win has Royals eyeing playoffs

Alex Gordon hit a two-out triple in the seventh inning and scored the go-ahead run on an error as the Royals won their eighth straight game with a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.

Kansas City welcomes Major League Soccer All-Stars, not result of game

Italian powerhouse AS Roma scored 4 minutes into Wednesday night's game, then added two second-half goals to rout a team of MLS All-Stars 3-1 and dampen what had been a festive celebration of soccer in Kansas City.