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Strong defense lifts Royals to victory

David Lough made a terrific diving catch to rob Jeff Keppinger of a tying RBI single in the ninth inning, helping the Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 1-0 on Saturday night for their fifth consecutive victory.

Dorsey puts Chiefs on path to quick turnaround

After inheriting a downtrodden franchise that finished 2-14 last season, new Chiefs GM John Dorsey set about orchestrating a near-unprecedented turnover in personnel. Now Dorsey is getting to see his rebuilt team for real this weekend during the start of training camp.

Kelly shines in Cardinals' loss to Braves

Joe Kelly threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings before Andrelton Simmons hit a two-run double in the eighth inning that lifted Atlanta past the Cardinals 2-0 Saturday in a matchup of NL division leaders.

Royals close impressive stretch with win over Orioles

Jeremy Guthrie pitched six solid innings and Billy Butler hit a home run as the Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-1 on Thursday to close out a successful homestand.

Lynn rebounds in Cardinals' victory over Phillies

St. Louis right-hander Lance Lynn bounced back from a frustrating stretch to allow one run over seven innings and the Cardinals scored three times in the third inning of a 3-1 win Thursday over the Philadelphia Phillies.

George Brett steps down as Royals hitting coach

George Brett, who retired as a player after the 1993 season, will return to his job as vice president of baseball operations for the team.

Westbrook helps Cardinals beat Phillies

For the second straight game, pitcher Jake Westbrook gave the St. Louis Cardinals an all-around effort, working seven solid innings in an 11-3 victory on Wednesday night over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Hosmer, Escobar lead Royals over Orioles

Eric Hosmer hit two home runs and Alcides Escobar drove in the winning run in the ninth to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 4-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.

Moeaki, Avery back in practice for Chiefs

After recovering from injuries, tight end Tony Moeaki and wide receiver Donnie Avery were back on the field for the Chiefs on Wednesday in preseason workouts on the campus of Missouri Western.

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.