The St. Louis Blues moved one win away from the second round of the NHL playoffs, beating the San Jose Sharks 2-1 in Game 4 on Thursday night to take a 3-1 series lead.
The Toronto Blue Jays turned their first triple play in 33 years Friday night, beating Kansas City 4-3. It's the Royals eighth straight loss.
Adam Wainwright, who won 20 games in 2010 and 19 in 2009 before missing last season, is now 0-3 after the Cardinals' loss to the Reds on Thursday.
With a 3-9 start and seven consecutive losses, the Royals are heavily promoting the All-Star game in Kansas City, the first time since 1973 that the city is hosting the event.
St. Louis scored three power-play goals in a 4-3 win in Game 3 to take the series lead against San Jose. The Blues have scored five of their nine goals with the man advantage.
The NHL scheduled a Friday hearing in New York for Raffi Torres, who has a reputation for big — and some say dirty — hits.
The Cardinals extended their winning streak to four games Wednesday night.
The Royals have lost seven straight, including their first six games at Kauffman Stadium, the most consecutive home losses in franchise history to start a season.
Although he is nearing the typical age for a running back to retire, Jackson will continue his career with the Rams this season, joined by a new coach and a new batch of teammates.
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.