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Cardinals lose as Pirates' Alvarez continues hot hitting

Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez continued his season-long dominance of the Cardinals on Wednesday. His three-run shot in the third inning gave him seven home runs and 23 RBI in 15 games against St. Louis this year as Pittsburgh moved within one game of the NL's second wild card spot.

Pirates rough up Cardinals

Pedro Alvarez hit two home runs and went 4 for 5 for Pittsburgh, which beat St. Louis 9-0 Tuesday to pull within two games of St. Louis in the race for the NL's second wild-card spot.

Moustakas powers Royals past Tigers

Moustakas secured the 9-8 win over the Tigers with a two-run single. The Royals' 2-through-6 hitters — Escobar, Gordon, Butler, Perez and Moustakas — combined for 12 hits and nine RBIs.

Chiefs enduring their usual wretched preseason

At 1-2 going into Thursday's final 2012 tuneup at Green Bay, Kansas City is a woebegone 7-28 in preseason games since 2004.

Holliday home run leads Cardinals over Pirates

St. Louis' Matt Holliday led off the sixth inning with his 24th home run, a drive to right field off A.J. Burnett, to put St. Louis ahead for good in a 4-3 victory over Monday night at Pittsburgh.

Rams have plenty to clean up before preseason finale

The Rams worked out the kinks privately Monday morning. They wrap up the preseason at home Thursday night against the Ravens with some position jobs still up for grabs. The Rams also waived wide receiver Danario Alexander, a former star at Missouri.

Chiefs still trying to find identity in preseason

Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel sounded a bit perplexed by the direction the team is headed and admitted that it needs to figure out quickly what it does well.

Hochevar goes distance, but Royals fall to Red Sox

Luke Hochevar pitched his second complete game of the season, holding down a Boston offense that collected 34 hits in the previous two games, but the Royals lost to the Red Sox 5-1 Monday in the series finale.

St. Louis Rams switch right tackles with Jets

The New York Jets acquired Jason Smith from St. Louis Rams on Monday for Wayne Hunter.

Red Sox bounce back with 8-6 win against Royals

James Loney hit 1 for 5 in his first professional game appearance. He hit a single to center as the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 8-6 on Sunday.

Offensive explosion powers Cardinals past Reds 8-2

Holliday goes 4-5 as St. Louis records 17 hits off the Reds in Cincinnati. 

After trade, depleted Red Sox lose to Royals 10-9

Tony Abreu singled home the go-ahead run in the 12th inning, and the Royals came back from a six-run deficit by beating Boston 10-9 on Saturday night.

Denny Hamlin slides past Carl Edwards with a win at Bristol, heads toward top seed

Hamlin flirted with Carl Edwards for the lead late in the race, and set up the move with 39 laps remaining Saturday night. Hamlin used a slide move to get past Edwards and took first for this third victory of the season.

Phillips channels Barry Larkin as Reds defeat Cardinals 8-2

Brandon Phillips helped lead the Cincinnati Reds to victory with his first home run in August. 

Wilson leads Seahawks to 44-14 win over Chiefs

Seahawks rookie quarterback, Russell Wilson, threw for 185 yards with two touchdown passes, leading his team to victory against the Chiefs.

Chiefs, Seahawks set to test key players

Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson will start for the Seahawks, and the Chiefs will use top wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, who waited until last week to sign his franchise tender and report to camp.

Cardinals hitters roll past Astros for three-game sweep

David Freese's three-run home run snapped the team's long ball drought, and Matt Holliday's three-run double was the go-ahead blow as St. Louis beat the Houston Astros 13-5 Thursday.

Lohse solid in seven in Cardinals' victory

With a 4-2 victory over Houston, the Cardinals have won consecutive games to grab a half-game lead on Pittsburgh for the second wild-card spot in the National League.

Chiefs' new-look offense has plenty of options

Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel could be poised for another great season, like in 2010 when he landed in the Pro Bowl.

Rams camp ends as final preseason game against Dallas approaches

The Rams had their final day of training camp on Wednesday and will go into Saturday's final preseason game against Dallas on a positive note.

 

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