Chicago White Sox start the season with two wins against the Royals - a team they struggled with last season
It's been tough slogging for a franchise that put up 109 points last year and was the No. 2 seed in the West but hasn't been able to duplicate a mix of shutdown goaltending.
The Arizona Diamondbacks used 15 hits to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 in their season opener Monday night in Phoenix.
Busch Stadium plans to host a game on May 23 between Manchester City and Chelsea.
Wainwright will be staying with the Cardinals for a while after agreeing Thursday to $97.5 million, five-year contract covering 2014-18.
The Cardinals on Tuesday announced they will let fans pick whether the team should stick with navy blue caps for road games, or go red. Red caps are worn at home.
Jaden Schwartz and Patrik Berglund both scored in the third period for St. Louis in a 3-2 loss Tuesday night at Vancouver.
Jake Allen made 29 saves on the night, leading the Blues to a 3-0 win.
Former Tiger Christine Flores signed with the WNBA's San Antonio Silver Stars Thursday.
Hours later, Cassel reached an agreement to join the Minnesota Vikings as the backup for Christian Ponder.
The Rams also remain in the hunt for free agent tackle Jake Long.
After eight straight seasons with more than 1,000 yards rushing for the Rams, Steven Jackson signed a three-year, $12 million contract with the Falcons on Thursday.
The Cardinals' second-year manager was experiencing pain that stemmed from a ruptured disk in his back.
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback was introduced at a news conference at the Chiefs' training facility on Wednesday, capping a whirlwind day of physicals and meetings and finishing off a process that began when the two sides agreed to a trade two weeks ago.
St. Louis outbid Miami for 25-year-old Jared Cook, who played for St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher in Tennessee. The Titans drafted Cook in the third round in 2009.
Goalie Jake Allen has won six of his first seven career NHL starts, also besting the Sharks in San Jose.
On Tuesday, the Kansas City Chiefs made several moves including bringing in former Missouri standout quarterback Chase Daniel.
The St. Louis Blues lost to the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 on Sunday night.
Kenseth earned his 25th career victory in just his third start in the JGR Toyota after leaving Roush Fenway in the offseason.
Mike Matheny expects to be back at spring training for Thursday's game against Atlanta in Jupiter.