Jonathan Niese allowed only two runs in 7 1/3 innings as the Mets defeated the Cardinals on Thursday, 5-2.
Royals starter Jeremie Guthrie hadn't lost in his previous 19 starts.
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.
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.
Kansas City will use the franchise tag on Branden Albert this season, paying him $9.3 million in 2013.
Rookie John Gast also pitched five shutout innings for St. Louis in a 10-4 victory over New York on Tuesday night.
Billy Butler broke out of a severe slump with five hits and five RBIs, and the Kansas City Royals kept Joe Blanton winless in eight starts this season with an 11-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
Ty Wigginton never stopped running on Matt Carpenter's seventh-inning single, and his head-first slide barely beat the tag to snap a tie in the eventual 6-3 victory.
Hiroki Kuroda (5-2) allowed only a sacrifice fly by the Royals' Alex Gordon and an RBI groundout by Alcides Esocbar over 7 2/3 innings. The right-hander at one point went 15 batters without allowing a hit to win for the fifth time in his last six decisions.
Jorge De La Rosa did not allow a hit until David Freese's two-out single in the seventh, answering a pair of pitching gems by St. Louis over the weekend.
After several poor starts, Andy Pettitte pitched seven strong innings Saturday night to lead the Yankees to a 3-2 win.
The Los Angeles Kings won four straight playoff games against the Blues for the second straight season.
Brandon McGee, a rookie cornerback, started his final 24 games at Miami.
A day after Cardinals starter Shelby Miller allowed only one hit in a shutout win, Adam Wainwright took a no-hitter into the eighth inning before finishing with a two-hitter in a 3-0 Cardinals victory.
Dustin Penner scored the tiebreaking goal in the final second of the second period, and the Kings advanced with their fourth straight victory over the Blues, 2-1, in Game 6.
Lyle Overbay finished with a career-high four hits, Ichiro Suzuki had three hits and Chris Nelson drove in a pair of runs for the Yankees, who beat the Royals 11-6 and gave Girardi his 500th win in pinstripes.
St. Louis won 3-0 as rookie pitcher Shelby Miller pitched a complete game, retiring 27 straight after a leadoff single by Eric Young Jr.
The Blues scored late in the third period to tie the game, but the Kings won in overtime.
Jeremy Guthrie (5-0) allowed one earned run, seven hits and three walks in six innings to lower his ERA to 2.28.
With three straight victories heading into Game 6 on Friday night, the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings are on the brink of a remarkable comeback to knock out the Blues.