Matt Carpenter's base-loaded sacrifice fly sent in pinch runner Tyler Greene to give St. Louis a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night at Busch Stadium.
Kansas City (3-8) has lost six straight games, including a sweep at the hands of the Indians, and has not won a home game during a 10-game stand at Kauffman Stadium.
Brian Elliott made 26 saves as Andy McDonald, Patrik Berglund, Jason Arnott and Alexander Steen all put in goals to take the Blues to a 2-1 series lead. Game 4 is Thursday in San Jose.
The reigning AL MVP has made a mockery of the Royals in recent years, especially at Kauffman Stadium, where he improved to 9-2 and has allowed only 18 earned runs in 88 1-3 innings.
The Chiefs began their offseason program Monday, while simultaneously preparing for next week's draft, which will give them an opportunity to fill holes that have developed since last season.
The Blues tied up the series and will play games 3 and 4 in San Jose on Monday and Thursday.
Shin-Soo Choo hit a two-run double with two outs in the 10th inning, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 11-9 on Saturday night in a testy affair with three ejections and a pair of bench-clearings.
The Cardinals snapped a two-game skid with their fourth win in six games. Chicago, which lost five of its first six, had won two in a row.
Despite the rain, the St. Louis Cardinals played their season opener against the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs upset the Cards, winning 9-5.
Pitcher Luke Hochevar was slammed for seven runs in the first inning Friday, then knocked right out of the game when Carlos Santana lined a pitch off his lower leg in the fourth.
The World Series champions are off to a nice start heading into Friday's home opener against the Cubs. The Cardinals are 5-2 on the road under new manager Mike Matheny.
The Kansas City Royals take the field at Kauffman Stadium on Friday afternoon against the Cleveland Indians.
Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro, two of the most prominent names from baseball's steroids era, have fallen far short of earning enough votes for the Hall despite career statistics that would otherwise have made them shoo-ins. Roger Clemens, who is eligible for Hall induction in 2013, goes on trial next week on charges he lied to Congress when he denied using steroids and human growth hormone.
Game 2 is Saturday night in St. Louis, and the Blues will be seeking their first postseason victory since 2004.
A never-before-seen $1 million buy-in tournament at the World Series of Poker this year will generate the richest top prize in poker history at more than $12 million — and potentially more if additional players get in.
The Kansas City Royals' right fielder had 20 personal pizzas delivered Wednesday to a small but animated group of Oakland Athletics fans in section 149 of the Coliseum.
The Cincinnati Reds made a three-run comeback in the fifth inning to beat to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. The Cardinals, who were missing three starting players, had hoped to snag their third win in Cincinnati.
With Brian Elliott injured, Jaroslav Halak will start in goal in Thursday's playoff opener against the San Jose Sharks.
Hitch knows exactly what this team needs to be successful," forward David Perron said. "He's leaned really hard on us, and we've responded."
Kyle Lohse held Miami hitless until the seventh inning and pitched into the eighth to help the Cardinals win the first game in Marlins Park, 4-1 on Wednesday night.