Fewer people than ever care who wins the All-Star Game, even with home-field advantage in the World Series hanging in the balance, but Tony La Russa still does.
The Cardinals took two of three from Miami and headed into the All-Star break on a 6-2 streak.
With home runs from Delmon Young, Prince Fielder and Jhonny Peralta, Detroit swept Kansas City in a three-game weekend series.
Delmon Young and Prince Fielder each had home runs Saturday for the Detroit Tigers in an 8-7 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
Starting pitcher Kyle Lohse allowed just three hits in seven innings of work in 106-degree heat Saturday for the Cardinals in a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins.
Kansas City police have worked with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, FBI, Department of Homeland Security and several other agencies to create its game plan.
Tony Stewart has 18 victories at Daytona, second only to the late Dale Earnhardt's 34 wins. Columbia native Carl Edwards finished the race in sixth place.
Ricky Nolasco allowed an unearned run in six innings and Jose Reyesgot the go-ahead RBI with an infield hit in the seventh, leading the Miami Marlins to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday
The win got the Tigers (42-42) back to .500 for the first time since May 15. They had failed the last eight times when needing one win to reach the mark.
Kansas City seeks a icon as personality shot for the live broadcast of the 83rd All-Star Game.
Lynn (11-4) bounced back with a strong effort following three successive poor outings. The All-Star surrendered four hits and struck out seven in St. Louis' 6-2 victory over Colorado, his first win since June 13.
The Kansas City Royals had a season-high 16 hits in a win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night. All-Star Billy Butler snapped a season-long 0-for-24 hitless streak against Toronto pitching and Yuniesky Betancourt homered as the Royals won for the second time in six games.
After managing the St. Louis Cardinals to the championship last season, Tony La Russa shuffled off into retirement as a three-time World Series-winning manager. Retired or not, La Russa said yes quickly when he was approached about calling the shots in his sixth All-Star Game.
Investors have accused owner Stan Kroenke of selling Arsenal's best players and replacing them with cheaper ones.
Joey Chestnut won his sixth straight Fourth of July hot dog-eating contest at Coney Island, downing 68 dogs and buns in 10 minutes on Wednesday to tie his personal best in a sweaty, gag-inducing spectacle.
With nine races to go to set the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field, Columbia native Carl Edwards is in danger of missing the 12-driver field.
Adam Wainwright pitched six strong innings and Matt Holliday had three hits to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.
The Kansas City Royals recalled right-handers Nate Adcock and Louis Coleman from Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday and designated outfielder Mitch Maier for assignment.
Carlos Villanueva pitched six shutout innings, Yunel Escobar drove in two runs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 Wednesday night.
Tyler Colvin hit a three-run home run that put Colorado ahead in a 3-2 victory over St. Louis on Tuesday night.