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Royals' Brett embraces his infamous 'Pine Tar Game'

George Brett's reaction after hitting a home run then being called out for using too much par tar on his bat is part of baseball lore. It happened 30 years ago Wednesday.

Royals hold on to beat Orioles

Greg Holland pitched out of a ninth-inning jam, and the Kansas City Royals held on to beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Miller pitches Cardinals past Phillies

Shelby Miller, starting for the first time in 12 days, threw six shutout innings and Allen Craig drove in a pair of runs to lead the Cardinals to a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.

Chiefs' Smith getting first reps of training camp

On an unseasonably cool morning Tuesday on the campus of Missouri Western, new Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith took the first steps toward fulfilling expectations that have steadily grown ever since he was acquired from the 49ers this past offseason.

Orioles' offense too much for Royals

In Monday's 9-2 victory over the Royals, the Orioles had an 18-hit attack that matched their season high and included seven players with multi-hit games.

Cardinals say Lynn letting frustration show too much

In a 5-3 loss to the Padres on Saturday, Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn gave up four runs in five ponderous innings while getting his share of bad breaks. The frustration showed all too well.

Chiefs trickle into Reid's first training camp

Rookies and quarterbacks were due in ahead of the full Kansas City Chiefs squad, which will begin practice in earnest on Friday.

Rams rookies begin two-day refresher course

St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher had no complaints after putting about three dozen players through conditioning drills and testing them on play retention Monday.

Scoring in the third leads to 3-2 win for Cardinals over Padres

Cardinals hope rested pitchers will help them stay ahead

Everyone in the St. Louis rotation is getting extra rest, including All-Star Adam Wainwright.

Resiliency, rookies keeping Cardinals on top

No one's been able to keep St. Louis down. Leaning on rookies and resiliency, to compensate for some serious personnel blows, the Cardinals are 21 games above .500.

Rivera's final All-Star game appearance caps American League victory

Summoned in the eighth to make sure he would pitch in his final All-Star game, New York Yankees indomitable closer Mariano Rivera tossed a perfect inning to help the American League to a 3-0 victory over the National League on Tuesday night at Citi Field.

Young phenoms hit All-Star game

Some of Major League Baseball's best players this season are among the youngest on the field.

Molina powers Cards to 10-6 win over Cubs

Allen Craig lined a tiebreaking RBI single into left field before Molina drove an 0-2 pitch from Kevin Gregg (2-2) over the wall in left for his seventh homer.

Cespedes steals show from All-Stars with Home Run Derby victory

Yoenis Cespedes won baseball's power-hitting competition with a dazzling display Monday night, becoming the first player left out of the All-Star game to take home the crown.

Big money part of All-Star appearance for Royals' Gordon

For Kansas City's Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez, making this year's All-Star team isn't just a matter of prestige. It also brings some substantial financial rewards.

Pistons release Missouri's English

Former Missouri basketball player Kim English was released by the Detroit Pistons on Thursday.

Matheny fumes at umpire after Cardinals' loss to Cubs

St. Louis manager Mike Matheny got into a heated argument with plate umpire Dan Bellino and had to be restrained after the Cardinals lost 3-0 to the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night.

Royals' Santana loses control against Yankees

Ervin Santana walked three batters in an inning for the first time in a year and failed to pitch through the sixth for the first time this season in the Kansas City Royals' deflating 8-4 loss to the New York Yankees on Thursday.

Carpenter and Holliday lift Cards over Astros

Matt Carpenter hit a two-run home run off lefty Wesley Wright (0-3) and Matt Holliday drove in two with a two-out hit to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Houston Astros 5-4 Wednesday night.

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