Allen Craig and Daniel Descalso homered to back Adam Wainwright, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Houston Astros 4-3 Wednesday night.
Nick Blackburn shook off a slow start and pitched five effective innings, helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Wednesday night.
Kansas City Royals right-hander Felipe Paulino left in the first inning with a right groin strain Wednesday night against the Minnesota Twins.
Bruce Chen outdueled Francisco Liriano to make a lone run scored in the second inning stand Tuesday night, giving the Kansas City Royals a 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
The St. Louis Cardinals had five picks on the first day of the draft, partly thanks to Albert Pujols' free agent departure for the Angels. They loaded up on college talent.
Justin Morneau and Josh Willingham each hit two-run homers, Trevor Plouffe also went deep and the Minnesota Twins held off the Kansas City Royals 10-7 Monday night.
The Royals drafted right-hander Kyle Zimmer out of San Francisco with the fifth overall pick on Monday night, adding an advanced arm to an organization starved for pitching.
The veteran defensive back is quickly settling into life as a member of his longtime division rival. He loves the hot, humid weather that comes with summer in the Midwest.
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed free agent safety Abram Elam to provide depth behind Eric Berry, who is coming back from a devastating knee injury sustained last season.
Allen Craig hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals found a bit of missing pop, beating the New York Mets 5-4 on Monday, stopping their season-worst losing streak at five.
The St. Louis Cardinals picked Texas A&M right-hander Michael Wacha with their 19th overall choice in the June baseball draft, and selected Florida State outfielder James Ramsey with their 23rd overall pick.
The Kansas City Royals have drafted San Francisco right-hander Kyle Zimmer with the fifth overall pick, adding an advanced arm to an organization starved for pitching.
The Cardinals have lost five straight and eight of 10 to fall back to .500 at 27-27.
The Kansas City Royals beat punchless Oakland 2-0 Sunday.
Jimmie Johnson romped again at Dover International Speedway, racing his way into the track's history books on Sunday with his seventh win on the concrete
For the sixth time this season, Luke Hochevar failed to get past the fifth inning, allowing six runs in 4 2/3 innings in Kansas City's 9-3 loss Saturday to the Oakland Athletics.
Pitcher R.A. Dickey followed up Johan Santana's no-hitter by shutting out St. Louis on Saturday, giving up seven hits in the Mets' 5-0 victory.
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran returned to Citi Field on Friday for the first time since he was traded by the New York Mets last summer. Beltran was known for his up-and-down popularity with Mets fans.
Felipe Paulino kept the scuffling Athletics at bay for six innings to give Oakland its season-worst ninth straight loss.