The Cardinals lost to the Dodgers 8-5 Friday night and are now only one game ahead of the Dodgers for the second wild card spot.
The Los Angeles Angels defeated the Royals on Friday after Angels Knedrys Morales' capped off an eighth-inning rally with a pinch hit two-run homer.
The Cardinals extended their NL wild-card lead over Los Angeles to two games with a 2-1 victory over the Dodgers on Thursday night.
David Plouffe hit a tying home run in the bottom of the ninth, Denard Span had a game-ending RBI double in the 10th and the Twins rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.
Questions about Kansas City Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry's ACL injury caused by Buffalo Bill's player Steve Johnson arise as the two teams prepare to play on Sunday.
Rams middle linebacker James Laurinaitis, who led the Rams in tackles his first three seasons, signed a five-year contract extension just before the season started.
Three errors by Twins left fielder Ryan Doumit, combined with a big performance by Billy Butler, pushed the Royals past the Twins 10-5.
The Cardinals began the day with a one-game lead over Los Angeles for the second NL wild-card berth but were unable to finish off the San Diego Padres and have now lost 11 of their last 15 games.
The Pro Bowl linebacker was back on the practice field Wednesday after serving a suspension in Week 1 for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. He will try to bolster a pass rush Sunday at Buffalo that was virtually nonexistent in a 40-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons last weekend.
The Rams lost Sunday for the 66th time in their past 81 games. But it has not dimmed their new-found competitive fire under first-year coach Jeff Fisher.
The San Diego Padres beat the Cardinals 6-4 Tuesday night to send the slumping World Series champions to their 10th loss in 14 games.
St. Louis, which has lost four of five, had its lead cut to one game over the idle Los Angeles Dodgers for the second NL wild-card berth.
Will Smith pitched seven shutout innings, Eric Hosmer hit a home run and the Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 9-1 on Tuesday night.
After serving his suspension, Pro Bowl linebacker Tamba Hali will be back for next Sunday's game at Buffalo, but nothing is clear about the Chiefs' players who have been out with injuries.
St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher said an officials error basically gave Detroit Lions an extra timeout.
Shannon Eastin became the first woman to officiate an NFL game Thursday night, serving as the line judge for a seven-man crew working the preseason opener between the Green Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers.
Matthew Stafford threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Smith with 10 seconds left, lifting the Detroit Lions to a 27-23 win over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
With three Chiefs defenders injured, the Falcons pounced. But a touchdown run from Shaun Draughn gave the Chiefs a more respectable defeat.
The Brewers tied it in the ninth on Norichika Aoki's two-out, two-run homer off closer Jason Motte.
One day after the first-place White Sox snapped a six-game losing run against Kansas City, the Royals won for the 10th time in 15 games against Chicago this season.