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Home runs sink Royals' Santana

Ervin Santana struck out eight, but he also gave up four home runs and Kansas City lost to the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 on Thursday night.

Lyons leads Cardinals past Padres

Tyler Lyons pitched seven solid innings on the same day St. Louis lost Jaime Garcia for the season, and the Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Wednesday night.

Busch Stadium ready for Chelsea-Manchester soccer match

The Cardinals anticipate attendance of about 46,000 for Thursday night's soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester, the first of two U.S. friendlies between the teams.

Descalso's slam, Wainwright's arm carry Cards

Daniel Descalso hit his first career grand slam, and Adam Wainwright (6-3) held the Padres to one run and four hits in 7 1/3 innings in the Cardinals' 10-2 victory Tuesday night at San Diego.

No run support for Shields in Royals loss

Royals starter James Shields pitched seven solid innings, but Kansas City managed just six hits in a 3-1 loss Wednesday night to the Houston Astros.

Royals end skid with victory over Astros

The Royals trailed and couldn't get much going offensively until the seventh when they cut the lead to one. Then a four-run eighth inning put them ahead for good in a 7-3 at Houston.

Chiefs installing more complex offensive system

New Kansas City coach Andy Reid ran a version of the West Coast offense for years in Philadelphia, and the assumption is it will serve as the foundation for everything else. But already, the Chiefs are stacking plenty of wrinkles on top of it.

Miller only lasts through sixth for Cardinals

St. Louis rookie right-hander Shelby Miller saw his streak of 14 2/3 innings end in a 4-2 loss Monday at San Diego.

Another one-run loss for Royals

On Monday, the location changed but the result was the same when the Houston Astros got a 6-5 win over Kansas City.

Cardinals pitching looks worn out in loss to Brewers

Typically steady Lance Lynn had his second non-quality start of the season, lasting just five innings while giving up four earned runs on eight hits and two walks in St. Louis' 6-4 loss to Milwaukee on Saturday.

Santana strong but Royals can't score against A's

Ervin Santana was denied in his third attempt at earning his 100th career victory in Kansas City's 2-1 loss at Oakland on Saturday night.

Royals fade in eighth at Oakland

Adam Rosales hit a go-ahead home run leading off the eighth inning after Josh Donaldson connected one inning earlier in the Athletics' 2-1 victory over Kansas City on Friday night.

Freese slam puts Cardinals past Brewers

David Freese hit a grand slam for his first home run of the season, and the Cardinals used a five-run first inning to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-6 on Friday night.

Chiefs adopting more aggressive defense in spring camp

New defensive coordinator Bob Sutton has installed a defense built upon exotic blitzes and constant movement, a welcome sight for Chiefs defensive players.

Niese helps Mets beat Cardinals, end losing streak

Jonathan Niese allowed only two runs in 7 1/3 innings as the Mets defeated the Cardinals on Thursday, 5-2.

Royals' Guthrie allows four homers in loss to Angels

Royals starter Jeremie Guthrie hadn't lost in his previous 19 starts.


Cardinals get to Mets bullpen in 4-2 win

The Cardinals scored the go-ahead run in the seventh on a wild pitch in a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday night.

Alex Smith is already becoming leader of Chiefs

Newly acquired quarterback Alex Smith has had success over the past two seasons and is a part of the formula that the Chiefs hope turn things around.

Chiefs welcome back offensive tackle Branden Albert

Kansas City will use the franchise tag on Branden Albert this season, paying him $9.3 million in 2013.

Beltran drives four runs to power Cardinals over Mets

Rookie John Gast also pitched five shutout innings for St. Louis in a 10-4 victory over New York on Tuesday night.