Pro Sports

Cardinals lose Molina, doubleheader to Pirates

Cardinals All-Star catcher Yadier Molina left with a sprained right knee after the third inning of a 6-0 loss to Pittsburgh in the second game of a doubleheader sweep by the Pirates on Tuesday night.

Royals win seventh straight

Mike Moustakas hit two home runs and drove in four runs to back another strong start by Ervin Santana, and the Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2 Tuesday night for their seventh straight victory.

Westbrook falters in Cardinals' loss to Pirates

The Pirates roughed up Jake Westbrook again in a 9-2 loss on Monday night to pull within a half-game of the Cardinals for the lead in the NL Central. Westbrook (7-5) fell to 1-8 against Pittsburgh in his otherwise solid career after the Pirates jumped on him for four runs in the first inning.

Rams' Saffold adjusting to life at right tackle

Jake Long got a four-year, $34 million free agent deal to be the Ram's left tackle. So Saffold, a natural lefty, is adjusting to right tackle.

Reids' Chiefs get tackling early in training camp

The physical nature of workouts nearly two weeks out from the Chiefs' first preseason game is certainly a departure from the norm in Kansas City.

Strong defense lifts Royals to victory

David Lough made a terrific diving catch to rob Jeff Keppinger of a tying RBI single in the ninth inning, helping the Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 1-0 on Saturday night for their fifth consecutive victory.

Dorsey puts Chiefs on path to quick turnaround

After inheriting a downtrodden franchise that finished 2-14 last season, new Chiefs GM John Dorsey set about orchestrating a near-unprecedented turnover in personnel. Now Dorsey is getting to see his rebuilt team for real this weekend during the start of training camp.

Kelly shines in Cardinals' loss to Braves

Joe Kelly threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings before Andrelton Simmons hit a two-run double in the eighth inning that lifted Atlanta past the Cardinals 2-0 Saturday in a matchup of NL division leaders.

Royals close impressive stretch with win over Orioles

Jeremy Guthrie pitched six solid innings and Billy Butler hit a home run as the Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-1 on Thursday to close out a successful homestand.

Lynn rebounds in Cardinals' victory over Phillies

St. Louis right-hander Lance Lynn bounced back from a frustrating stretch to allow one run over seven innings and the Cardinals scored three times in the third inning of a 3-1 win Thursday over the Philadelphia Phillies.

George Brett steps down as Royals hitting coach

George Brett, who retired as a player after the 1993 season, will return to his job as vice president of baseball operations for the team.

Westbrook helps Cardinals beat Phillies

For the second straight game, pitcher Jake Westbrook gave the St. Louis Cardinals an all-around effort, working seven solid innings in an 11-3 victory on Wednesday night over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Hosmer, Escobar lead Royals over Orioles

Eric Hosmer hit two home runs and Alcides Escobar drove in the winning run in the ninth to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 4-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.

Moeaki, Avery back in practice for Chiefs

After recovering from injuries, tight end Tony Moeaki and wide receiver Donnie Avery were back on the field for the Chiefs on Wednesday in preseason workouts on the campus of Missouri Western.

Royals' Brett embraces his infamous 'Pine Tar Game'

George Brett's reaction after hitting a home run then being called out for using too much par tar on his bat is part of baseball lore. It happened 30 years ago Wednesday.

Royals hold on to beat Orioles

Greg Holland pitched out of a ninth-inning jam, and the Kansas City Royals held on to beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Miller pitches Cardinals past Phillies

Shelby Miller, starting for the first time in 12 days, threw six shutout innings and Allen Craig drove in a pair of runs to lead the Cardinals to a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.

Chiefs' Smith getting first reps of training camp

On an unseasonably cool morning Tuesday on the campus of Missouri Western, new Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith took the first steps toward fulfilling expectations that have steadily grown ever since he was acquired from the 49ers this past offseason.

Orioles' offense too much for Royals

In Monday's 9-2 victory over the Royals, the Orioles had an 18-hit attack that matched their season high and included seven players with multi-hit games.

Cardinals say Lynn letting frustration show too much

In a 5-3 loss to the Padres on Saturday, Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn gave up four runs in five ponderous innings while getting his share of bad breaks. The frustration showed all too well.