Adam Wainwright hadn't won since July 21 at home against San Diego and had allowed 14 runs in 28 innings during the span.
Bruce Chen (5-1) allowed six earned runs — more than he had given up in his last six starts — on eight hits over 5 1-3 innings.
The former MVP tested positive under Major League Baseball's amphetamine policy. His suspension is one of the longest given by the league.
Shelby Miller said his arm felt fine coming off a two-pitch outing abbreviated by a stinging line drive off his elbow by Dodgers leadoff man Carl Crawford, but he gave up a pair of home runs as St. Louis lost 5-1 to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night.
After a 5-2 loss to Miami gave them their first defeat in eight series, the Kansas City Royals limp off to play five games in four days against AL Central-leading Detroit.
St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina plans to be in the lineup Thursday, the first day he's eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list from a right knee strain.
St. Louis Rams starting linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar was second on the team with a career-high 157 tackles last season. He will be able to practice and play in all exhibition contests prior to the opener.
St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke is a Columbia resident who also owns the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche, and is the largest shareholder of English Premier League soccer club Arsenal.
The Royals' Bruce Chen and the Marlins' Jose Fernandez went pitch-for-pitch, each of them lasting seven innings. They turned over a scoreless game to their bullpens, and the Marlins came through on Christian Yelich's RBI single in the 10th for a 1-0 victory.
The Kansas City Chiefs haven't returned a punt for a touchdown since September 2010. The last time they brought back a kickoff for a touchdown was November 2011. Everything about this season is a fresh starts, though.
Matt Carpenter and Allen Craig each had three hits and drove in a run. Jon Jay and David Freese both drove in two runs, though they only had one hit between them.
Coach Andy Reid has acknowledged that Fisher is going through some growing pains, just like any first-year player, and that his progress in the preseason will be crucial to the offense's success.
James Shields, who had not won at Kauffman Stadium since an April 30 victory over Tampa Bay, limited the Red Sox to three runs and seven hits over seven innings.
Tejada was injured while diving for a ball in the seventh inning on Saturday.
Leadoff man Carl Crawford's line-drive double knocked out Shelby Miller, but X-rays were negative for the 22-year-old right-hander on what the team described as an elbow contusion.
Danny Duffy struck out seven with an overpowering fastball that at times reached 97 mph, and then used his changeup to keep the Twins off balance.
Beltran and Matt Adams homer in the eighth inning to help the Cards snap the Dodgers' 15-game road run Tuesday night.
Los Angeles beat St. Louis 3-2 Monday night for the Dodgers 15th straight road victory Monday night.
Jeremy Guthrie pitched a four-hitter and Eric Hosmer drove in a career-high five runs to help the Royals rout the Minnesota Twins 13-0 on Monday night.
The Cardinals ended their season-worst seven-game skid Thursday night and did so in emphatic fashion, averting a five-game sweep by routing the Pirates 13-0 in a matchup between the NL's top two teams.