Pro Sports

Kahne too strong at end of Sprint Cup race at Charlotte

Kasey Kahne won Sunday's Sprint Cup race Sunday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, claiming NASCAR's longest race for the third time.

Francoeur, Butler hit home runs in Royals' victory

Jeff Francoeur had two hits Sunday, including a go-ahead home run, and Kansas City beat the host Baltimore Orioles 4-2.


Cardinals beat Phillies to avoid sweep

The St. Louis Cardinals avoided a four-game sweep with an 8-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday in St. Louis.

Hosmer carries Royals to 4-3 win over Orioles

Wilson Betemit hoped the ball would roll foul as it spun in the chalk. It stayed fair. And thanks to a good bit of hustle, Eric Hosmer ended up on second base with a 55-foot double that played a key role in Kansas City's 4-3 comeback victory over the Orioles on Saturday.

Phillies blank Cardinals 4-0 behind Kendrick

Kyle Kendrick threw a seven-hitter for his first career shutout, winning his first game of the season and putting the Philadelphia Phillies on the verge of their first four-game sweep in St. Louis in 26 years with a 4-0 victory on Saturday night.

Phillies beat Cardinals 5-3 in 10 innings

Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning off Jason Motte and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 on Friday night.

Orioles breeze past Royals 8-2

Jason Hammel pitched six shutout innings, Chris Davis homered and drove in three runs, and the Baltimore Orioles cruised past the Kansas City Royals 8-2 on Friday night.

Break from game is helpful for Cardinals' World Series hero Freese

Being demanding of himself has meant frustrating times for David Freese. Before busting a 3-for-34 slump with a two-hit game that included a home run on Wednesday, Freese got two days off work on solutions and, of equal importance, clear his head.

Cardinals' Lance Berkman undergoes surgery, expected to miss two months

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman is expected to miss eight to 10 weeks following surgery Friday on his injured right knee. That's unexpected good news for a player who thought he might miss the rest of the season.

Cardinals beat Padres 6-3 for 3-game sweep

Carlos Beltran hit his NL-leading 14th home run and the Cardinals beat up on former St. Louis postseason star Jeff Suppan for a 6-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night and a three-game sweep.

A-Rod homers twice in Yankees' win over Royals

Alex Rodriguez gave pitcher Will Smith a rude welcome to the major leagues Wednesday night, hitting two homers off the rookie to back another strong start for Andy Pettitte and lead the New York Yankees over the Kansas City Royals 8-3.

Cardinals place Matt Carpenter on disabled list

A strained right-side muscle landed St. Louis Cardinals' utilityman Matt Carpenter on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.

Wainwright shuts out Padres in Cardinals win

Shutout was third in Adam Wainwright's career and his first since Aug. 6, 2010.

Yankees edge Royals 3-2, even series

The Kansas City Royals gave up a 2-0 lead and lost to the New York Yankees Tuesday night.

Cardinals reveal new plan for Ballpark Village

One part of the new plan would hold a Cardinals Hall of Fame and themed restaurant; the rest would house restaurants, bars and other entertainment around an open-air event space called Live Plaza.

Cardinals' Berkman out at least 6-8 weeks with knee injury

Lance Berkman of the St. Louis Cardinals will be sidelined at least six to eight weeks with an injured right knee.

Cardinals beat Padres 4-3, end 4-game slump

Tyler Greene hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth, trumping Jesus Guzman's two-run double in the top half, as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 4-3 to snap a four-game losing streak Monday night.

Paulino, Moustakas lead Royals over Yankees 6-0

Felipe Paulino blanked New York for the second time in a month, and Mike Moustakas and Jeff Francoeur hit two-run homers to lead the Kansas City Royals over the reeling Yankees 6-0 on Monday night.

Charles, Berry progressing as Chiefs get on field for offseason workouts

Six Kansas City Chiefs expected to contribute heavily next season continue to rehab during offseason workouts in Kansas City.


Cardinals shut out by Dodgers

Los Angeles' Clayton Kershaw outdueled St. Louis' Jake Westbrook with a six-hitter for his fourth career shutout, leading the Dodgers over the Cardinals 6-0 Saturday night.