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Royals mowed down by Rangers' Darvish

Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish retired the first 17 batters, Texas hit five home runs and the Rangers beat the Royals 8-4 Monday in a game that turned testy.

Mets' mistake lifts Cardinals

Andres Torres lost an apparent leadoff double in the ninth inning when he was called out for missing first base, and the Cardinals held off the Mets 5-4 Monday.

Abreu's 3 RBIs help Royals over Twins 6-4

Tony Abreu, appearing in his eighth game since his Aug. 8 promotion from Triple-A Omaha, delivered a two-run two-out second inning single.

Strasburg dominant; Nationals produce late to top Cards

The NL East-leading Nationals took three of four from St. Louis and passed their 80-win total from last season.

Freese powers Cardinals to win over Nationals

David Freese hit a home run, drove in three runs and had a go-ahead single in the ninth inning Saturday as the St. Louis Cardinals ended a four-game skid with a 10-9 win over the Washington Nationals.

Twins sweep through Royals in doubleheader, win 8-7

Joe Mauer got his third career grand slam and Chris Parmelee added a three-run shot in the Twins win over the Royals 8-7 to complete a doubleheader.


Rams finalize roster, cut Golston and Mughelli

Former first-round draft pick Vernon Gholston, fullback Ovie Mughelli and running back Chase Reynolds were among the players cut by the St. Louis Rams.

Chiefs make last player cuts, finalize roster

Along with cutting the two veterans, Kansas City waived 17 players and placed defensive back De'Quan Menzie and quarterback Alex Tanney on injured reserve.

Nationals' Gonzalez throws a gem, blanks Cardinals

Perfect through three innings, Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez (17-7) held the suddenly anemic St. Louis lineup hitless through four innings en route to a 10-0 complete game shutout.

Guthrie pitches Royals past Tigers for sweep

Jeremy Guthrie effectively into the eighth inning and Alex Gordon hit a home run to lead the Royals over Detroit 2-1 on Thursday night for a three-game sweep.

Cardinals' struggles continue in loss to Nationals

Washington pitcher Edwin Jackson struck out 10 in eight stellar innings Thursday night as the Nationals padded their NL East lead with an 8-1 win over the punchless Cardinals.


Rams dominate early in preseason victory over Ravens

Sam Bradford threw three touchdown passes in the first 1 1/2 quarters, giving the Rams an early lead in a 31-17 preseason win on Thursday night.

Chiefs lose final preseason tuneup

Green Bay backup quarterback Graham Harrell drove for touchdowns on all three of his possessions and the Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 24-3 Thursday night.

Rams center Wells, wife adopt three orphans during offseason

While going through rehab from knee surgery, St Louis Rams center Scott Wells and his wife finalized the adoption of three orphans from Uganda, a process that took nearly 18 months.

Royals beat Tigers, Chen dominant in eight innings

The Royals beat the Tigers for the second consecutive night. They did it with pitching and defense Wednesday night, getting Chen's best start of the year and turning a pair of inning-ending double plays to help him out.

Cardinals lose as Pirates' Alvarez continues hot hitting

Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez continued his season-long dominance of the Cardinals on Wednesday. His three-run shot in the third inning gave him seven home runs and 23 RBI in 15 games against St. Louis this year as Pittsburgh moved within one game of the NL's second wild card spot.

Pirates rough up Cardinals

Pedro Alvarez hit two home runs and went 4 for 5 for Pittsburgh, which beat St. Louis 9-0 Tuesday to pull within two games of St. Louis in the race for the NL's second wild-card spot.

Moustakas powers Royals past Tigers

Moustakas secured the 9-8 win over the Tigers with a two-run single. The Royals' 2-through-6 hitters — Escobar, Gordon, Butler, Perez and Moustakas — combined for 12 hits and nine RBIs.

Chiefs enduring their usual wretched preseason

At 1-2 going into Thursday's final 2012 tuneup at Green Bay, Kansas City is a woebegone 7-28 in preseason games since 2004.

Holliday home run leads Cardinals over Pirates

St. Louis' Matt Holliday led off the sixth inning with his 24th home run, a drive to right field off A.J. Burnett, to put St. Louis ahead for good in a 4-3 victory over Monday night at Pittsburgh.