The Royals had been shut down all night by Ricky Nolasco, who scattered three hits over seven innings. But after going quietly in the eighth, the American League Central leaders managed to break through against closer Glen Perkins (3-1) in the ninth.
Jon Jay and Randal Grichuk each drove in a run for the Cardinals. Lance Lynn gave up two runs over six innings in a bid for his fourth consecutive win.
The cash-strapped Kansas City Chiefs had to watch helplessly as three Pro Bowl players and several other key pieces departed in free agency, their big bounce-back seasons resulting in big-money deals elsewhere. And with little money under the salary cap, coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey were forced to plug holes with a bunch of unproven football vagabonds.
Jeff Fisher keeps repeating the mantra: We're going to be fine, it'll be business as usual with no decrease in production.
CiCi Bellis, 15, rallied from down a break in the third set for a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 first-round victory Tuesday over 12th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova. With an overflow crowd at a cozy side court roaring, she broke Cibulkova's serve to clinch the match.
The Cavs know nothing is certain, and there's risk in bringing aboard Kevin Love. But with LeBron James, Love, Kyrie Irving, guard Dion Waiters, relentless rebounder Anderson Varejao and newly signed veterans Shawn Marion, Mike Miller and James Jones, the Cavs have the makings of a championship team.
Jon Jay raced home with the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Matt Holliday's sharp single in a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night.
Michael Pineda pitched into the seventh inning Monday night to win for the first time since April 16, helping New York beat the Kansas City Royals 8-1 for its fifth straight win.
Cassel was chosen over first-round draft pick Teddy Bridgewater on Monday for the regular season opener against the St. Louis Rams.
Andy Murray outlasted Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 7-5 in the U.S. Open first round Monday during an afternoon that was hot but not particularly humid.
After 39 years in the NBA without a single missed assignment and a record 2,635 consecutive games, Bavetta has made his last call.
Katie Ledecky had just wiped almost six seconds off her own world record in the 1,500-meter freestyle to win her fifth gold medal of the Pan Pacific championships, rounding off a phenomenal season of competition.
Veteran Shaun Hill has been the backup and the Rams also have rookie Garrett Gilbert and Austin Davis on the roster.
Jhonny Peralta and Oscar Taveras had a pair of hits for St. Louis, which lost for just the third time in 11 games.
Jason Vargas (10-6) allowed 11 hits and walked four in his six innings, though the Rangers only managed three runs (two earned) against the left-hander.
St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford reinjured the left knee he had surgery on last season and the Rams had four other starters hurt in a 33-14 win over the Cleveland Browns on Saturday night.
More than most, Kenny Britt can relate to the drama unfolding just a few miles from Rams Park in Ferguson.
Alex Gordon had two hits, including a first-inning homer for his 15th of the season, and made a diving catch in left field for the American League Central leaders.
Jhonny Peralta homered for the Cardinals, who have won eight of 10 and closed within a half-game of National League Central-leading Milwaukee.
The Chiefs' Alex Smith was just 14 of 24 for 124 yards with two red-zone interceptions, and the Chiefs' first-team offense only managed a 21-yard field goal by Cairo Santos.