Matt Carpenter singled and scored a run. Jason Heyward drove in a run with a third-inning single, and Matt Holliday doubled in the fifth.
Branch is considered a good run-stuffing safety, making 461 tackles and eight sacks over the course of his career. The Chiefs struggled mightily against the run last season.
Sources say former Missouri star wide receiver Jeremy Maclin will be returning to his home state to join the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Monday hearing came as Rams owner Stan Kroenke is working to build a stadium near Los Angeles. The Rams in January went year-to-year on the lease of the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, prompting concern from city leaders about the team leaving Missouri.
Michael Wacha retired all six batters he faced in his spring training debut, and six Boston Red Sox pitchers combined on a six-hitter in a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday.
Take a look at the NFL teams with the most and least to spend heading into the free agency period Tuesday.
Long, the first overall pick in 2008 and a four-time Pro Bowler, missed nine games last season with a second torn ACL in two years. Wells started every game but was hampered throughout by a right arm injury that had him wearing a brace much of the year.
As recently as late last year, AEG's Farmers Field project was the front-runner for returning the league to the region, but with no franchise attached and two competing projects emerging that have NFL owners on board, the downtown plan went into a steep and speedy decline.
The AL champion Royals are 6-0 and the lone unbeaten team in the majors during the exhibition season. The Brewers and Cubs are the only winless clubs at 0-5.
Darvish has partially torn ligaments in addition to inflammation in his troublesome right elbow, and might need Tommy John surgery. It's another massive blow a suddenly snake-bit franchise that struggled through a rash of devastating injuries last season.
Jori Lehtera and Alexander Steen each had three assists for the Blues (41-19-5), who snapped a two-game skid and moved to within two points of the Central Division-leading Nashville Predators.
Edwards, who will start 14th Sunday, would like to mimic the success Matt Kenseth had two years ago when he moved to Joe Gibbs Racing.
Ventura was battered for four runs in his spring training debut Friday before the Kansas City Royals rallied for a sloppy, time-consuming 11-9 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
Gonzales gave up one hit and one walk. He went 4-2 with a 4.15 ERA in 10 games for the NL Central champions last year, starting five times.
The deal will not become official until Monday, a person familiar with it told The Associated Press on Friday on condition of anonymity because the team had not confirmed the contract.
Michael Del Zotto and Wayne Simmonds scored third-period goals to rally the Flyers to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.
State prosecutors said there was not enough evidence to bring criminal charges. A spokesman for the Dover Police Department, which investigated the incident and gave its findings to the attorney general's office, said the department respects the decision and has no further comment.
For every bargain, there's a bust. The result is dead money hanging around the books for years that not even the league's rising salary cap can erase completely.
General manager John Elway asked Manning to take a pay cut, and it took nearly a month to hash out the new deal reached Wednesday that was contingent on Manning passing his annual physical.
Forgive Roach if he's early with the talk, but he's just warming up. He has to, because he'll carry the dual role of trainer and chief provocateur for Pacquiao, who shys away from inflammatory comments before bouts.