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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.

Rams have plenty to clean up before preseason finale

The Rams worked out the kinks privately Monday morning. They wrap up the preseason at home Thursday night against the Ravens with some position jobs still up for grabs. The Rams also waived wide receiver Danario Alexander, a former star at Missouri.

Chiefs still trying to find identity in preseason

Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel sounded a bit perplexed by the direction the team is headed and admitted that it needs to figure out quickly what it does well.

Hochevar goes distance, but Royals fall to Red Sox

Luke Hochevar pitched his second complete game of the season, holding down a Boston offense that collected 34 hits in the previous two games, but the Royals lost to the Red Sox 5-1 Monday in the series finale.

St. Louis Rams switch right tackles with Jets

The New York Jets acquired Jason Smith from St. Louis Rams on Monday for Wayne Hunter.

Red Sox bounce back with 8-6 win against Royals

James Loney hit 1 for 5 in his first professional game appearance. He hit a single to center as the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 8-6 on Sunday.

Offensive explosion powers Cardinals past Reds 8-2

Holliday goes 4-5 as St. Louis records 17 hits off the Reds in Cincinnati. 

After trade, depleted Red Sox lose to Royals 10-9

Tony Abreu singled home the go-ahead run in the 12th inning, and the Royals came back from a six-run deficit by beating Boston 10-9 on Saturday night.