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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The New York Jets acquired Jason Smith from St. Louis Rams on Monday for Wayne Hunter.
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.
Holliday goes 4-5 as St. Louis records 17 hits off the Reds in Cincinnati.
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.
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.
Brandon Phillips helped lead the Cincinnati Reds to victory with his first home run in August.
Seahawks rookie quarterback, Russell Wilson, threw for 185 yards with two touchdown passes, leading his team to victory against the Chiefs.
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.
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.
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 quarterback Matt Cassel could be poised for another great season, like in 2010 when he landed in the Pro Bowl.
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.