The Salem Athletic Banquet will be held tonight at 6:30 at the Salem High School Cafeteria to honor the Boys and Girls Basketball Tigers as well as the Basketball Cheerleaders.
Mike Rodriguez hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning and six Houston combined to throw shutout ball, as the Astros beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-0, in Grapefruit League action. Richard Hildalgo's sacrifice fly pushed the first run across, Morgan Ensberg had an RBI single and a run scored, and Hunter Pence went 2-for-2 with a run for Houston. Scott Spiezio was on base three times for the Cardinals, with a pair of singles and a walk. Adam Wainwright walked two and struck out one, tossing four scoreless innings for St. Louis. Mike Smith took the loss, surrendering two runs -- one earned--on three hits over two innings.
Ryan Shealy's home run off San Diego ace Jake Peavy highlighted Kansas City's 9-4 victory over San Diego in Cactus League action. Shealy's home run gave the Royals a 2-1 lead, and they iced the contest with a four-run seventh frame. Mike Sweeney went 1-for-3 and Ross Gload finished 2-for-2 with a walk, scored a pair of runs and knocked in a run. Jorge De La Rosa started the game for Kansas City, lasting 2 2/3 innings while surrendering two runs on five hits with two strikeouts. Brandon Duckworth returned from elbow surgery to retire all six batters he faced with a pair of strikeouts. Jason Shiell retired one batter to pick up the victory.
Kansas City Royals second baseman Mark Grudzielanek underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Monday for a medial meniscus cartilage tear. The procedure took place in Kansas City and was performed by Royals team physician Dr. Steve Joyce. The 36-year-old Grudzielanek suffered the injury during workouts before Saturday's game against Texas. Following surgery, he will begin rehabilitation and there is no timetable for his return.
Orlando 99, Milwaukee 81
Miami 88, Atlanta 81
Golden State 111, Detroit 93
Utah 120, Charlotte 95
San Antonio 88, LA Clippers 74
Cleveland 91, Houston 85
The St. Louis Blues will host the calgary Flames tonight at 7:00 and you can hear the game on KSMO.
NY Rangers 2, NY Islanders 1 (SO)
Funeral services for Reverend Marvin L. Callahan of Cuba, age 77, will be held this morning at 11:00 at the Center Ridge Pentecostal Church of Cherryville. Interment will be in the Martin Cemetery in Cherryville.
Funeral services for Wilbur Grayson of Steelville, age 80, will be held today at 1:00 at the First Baptist Church in Steelville. Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery.