The Kansas City Royals needed a big inning and got it. A day after beginning their first World Series in 29 years with a whimper, the American League champions produced a bang. Omar Infante's two-run homer punctuated a five-run sixth inning that propelled the Kansas City Royals to a 7-2 win over the San Francisco Giants in Game 2 on Wednesday. Billy Butler and Salvador Perez each added two runs batted in while Royals rookie Yordano Ventura went five-plus innings while giving up two runs on eight hits while striking out two. Game 3 of the World Series will be Friday night at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Jeremy Guthrie will take the mound for the Royals while veteran Tim Hudson will be pitch for the Giants. First pitch is again set for 7:07 that night.
The St. Louis Blues will host the Vancouver Canucks tonight at the Scottrade Center. The Blues are 2-3 on the year and you can hear the game on KSMO Radio starting with the pre-game show at 6:30 tonight.
The Salem Football Tigers will be at St. James for the first round of District play Friday night starting at 7:00. Salem and St. James enter the game with identical 3-6 records. You can hear the game on KSMO Radio and online at ksmoradio.com.
Funeral services for Nora Opal Woolsey of Springfield, formerly of Salem, age 89, will be held at 10:00 this morning at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemtery.
Graveside services for Mr. Raymond Z. Wells of Licking, age 74, will be held at 11:00 this morning at the Boone Creek Cemetery. All arrangements are under the direction of the Fox Funeral Home in Licking.
Funeral services for Pearl Wells of Salem, age 100, will be held today at 2:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from noon until service time. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Salem.
Funeral services for Virginia Leora Hewkin, age 80, will be held at 11:00 Friday morning at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be tonight from 4:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Martin-Trask Cemetery.
Funeral services for Wilton Earnie “Wil” Edgar of Salem, age 85, will be held Saturday at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 Friday night. Interment will be in the Roseberry Cemetery.