St. Louis right-handed starter Lance Lynn allowed one run and five hits, struck out six and walked one in a 7-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.
On Monday, Larry Drew, a Kansas City native and former Missouri player, was introduced as the new coach of the Milwaukee Bucks six days after his awkward tenure with the Atlanta Hawks ended with the hiring of his replacement.
20-year-old rookie hits second home run in 10 games this season.
Right-hander gets win in first start in three years.
The former Cy Young winner hasn't pitched this season after experiencing numbness in his throwing shoulder during spring training. At the time, both he and the Cardinals talked as if his career might be over.
Adam Wainwright struck out 10, and St. Louis completed a day-night doubleheader sweep of the San Francisco Giants with a 7-1 win Saturday night. Rookie pitcher Shelby Miller got the win in a 8-0 Cardinals victory in the early game.
Texas pitcher Robbie Ross hit Kansas City's David Lough with a pitch with the bases loaded to force in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, and the Royals beat the Rangers 4-1 Saturday.
A three-run ninth spoiled rookie starter Michael Wacha's almost spotless showing in a soggy 4-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.
Hall of Famer George Brett was named the club's interim hitting coach Thursday.
St. Louis goes for a sweep of Kansas City on Thursday with touted rookie Michael Wacha making his major league debut.
St. Louis improved to a major league-best 20-9 on the road before heading home for two gamesagainst Kansas City at Busch Stadium.
Michael Wacha, St. Louis' first-round pick last season, will playin his first major league game this week.
Under new coach Andy Reid, Kansas City has been showing progress while busily getting ready for the season as its players acclimate to one another and prepare for next week's mandatory minicamp.
Yadier Molina hit a home run and drove in four runs to help the St. Louis beat Kansas City 6-3 on Monday.
The Dodgers snapped the Cardinals' three-game winning streak with a 5-3 victory Saturday in Los Angeles.
The slumping Royals have lost 15 of 19, including seven straight at home. They have scored three runs or fewer in 12 of those defeats to drop a season-low four games below .500 at 21-25.
Micah Richards scored in extra time to cap a four-goal comeback for Manchester City in a 4-3 victory over rival Chelsea on Thursday night in the opener of a two-city U.S. tour.
Ervin Santana struck out eight, but he also gave up four home runs and Kansas City lost to the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 on Thursday night.
Tyler Lyons pitched seven solid innings on the same day St. Louis lost Jaime Garcia for the season, and the Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Wednesday night.
The Cardinals anticipate attendance of about 46,000 for Thursday night's soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester, the first of two U.S. friendlies between the teams.