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Craig homers, Cardinals avoid sweep, top Pirates 5-4

Jason Motte got the last four outs for his 17th save in 21 chances to end the Pirates' four-game winning streak. Motte was the last in a flurry of moves by rookie manager Mike Matheny that left three players seeing time at two positions.

Plouffe homers twice, Twins beat Royals 10-8

With one run already across in the sixth, Josh Willingham hit a three-run homer to tie the game at 5. Two batters later, Trevor Plouffe hit a solo shot for his second of the day.

Twins sweep doubleheader from Royals

The Twins finished June with a 14-13 record — their first winning month in almost a year.

Lynn frustrated in Cardinals' loss to Pirates

Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn was pummeled for the third straight start, allowing six runs in five innings in St. Louis' 7-3 loss Saturday to Pittsburgh.

49ers say Aldon Smith hurt in Friday incident

The San Francisco 49ers say former Missouri football player Aldon Smith suffered only minor injuries.

Pirates whip Cardinals 14-5 for third win in row

Clint Barmes, pinch hitter Alex Presley and Garrett Jones each homered in a four-run sixth inning that snapped a tie, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 14-5 in a game that began in 101-degree heat Friday night.

Mendoza shines in Royals' 4-3 win over Twins

Luis Mendoza allowed one run over a career-high eight innings, Salvador Perez homered and the Kansas City Royals won their fourth straight game, hanging on to beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 on Friday night.

Cardinals' Chris Carpenter throwing, but still dealing with nerve issue

St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Chris Carpenter resumed a throwing program after recovering from a compressed nerve in his shoulder.

Missouri's English confident heading into NBA Draft

Former Missouri players Kim English, Marcus Denmon and Ricardo Ratliffe are hoping to be chosen during Thursday's NBA Draft, which begins at 6:30 p.m. in Newark, N.J. and will be televised on ESPN.

Buck, Morrison homer in 7th, Marlins beat Cards

John Buck and pinch hitter Logan Morrison connected for consecutive home runs in the seventh inning, rallying the Miami Marlins past St. Louis 5-3 Wednesday night and ending their eight-game losing streak against the Cardinals.

Royals hit three home runs, top Rays 5-4 for sweep

Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning to help the Royals to a 5-4 victory and three-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Royals bring up left hander Everett Teaford and outfielder Jason Bourgeois

The Kansas City Royals have recalled left-hander Everett Teaford and outfielder Jason Bourgeois from Triple-A Omaha and optioned left-hander Francisley Bueno to the Storm Chasers. Catcher Humberto Quintero was designated for assignment.

Aldermen bless new Ballpark Village plan in St. Louis

The development plan includes a "Cardinal's Nation" restaurant, a museum, a hall of fame and a beer garden.

Bruce Chen goes 7 innings as Royals beat Rays 8-2

Yuniesky Betancourt hit a two-run shot during a four-run third inning, and Jeff Francoeur added a three-run homer during a four-run eighth in Kansas City's 8-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.

Cardinals win fifth straight, 5-2 against slumping Marlins

One night after Yadier Molina's tying homer in the ninth inning keyed a huge comeback, St. Louis scored five unearned runs in the first.

Carl Edwards in danger of missing the Chase cut

There are 10 races left to set NASCAR'S Chase field, and there are big names in danger of missing the cut. Among them is Carl Edwards.

Furcal's double in the 10th lifts Cardinals

Rafael Furcal and pinch-hitting pitcher Joe Kelly drove in runs in the 10th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals, who scored four runs in the top of the ninth, held on to beat the Miami Marlins 8-7 on Monday night for their fourth straight victory.

Royals starter Luke Hochevar stars in 8-0 rout of Rays

Luke Hochevar tossed his second career shutout, Eric Hosmer homered and Yuniesky Betancourt drove in three runs to lead the Kansas City Royals to an 8-0 rout of the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night.

Cardinals beat Royals in high-scoring game

Carlos Beltran gave the Cardinals an early lead with a three-run homer in the first, lining Jonathan Sanchez's 0-2 pitch 389 feet over the fence for his 20th home run. The Cardinls won 11-8.

Clint Bowyer picks up first win, Edwards 21st at Sonoma

Bowyer had to walk to Victory Lane to celebrate with his new crew after his car ran out of gas.

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