Michael Cuddyer went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored as Minnesota topped St. Louis, 5-2, in Grapefruit League play. Scott Spiezio was 2-for-3, and Adam Kennedy added a triple for the Cardinals. Ricardo Rincon was tagged with the loss after surrendering a pair of hits and two earned runs in one full inning of work.
St. Louis Cardinals right-handed relief pitcher Josh Kinney underwent Tommy John surgery on Tuesday, and will miss the entire 2007 season as he rehabs his right arm. Kinney felt discomfort in his elbow after he pitched last Monday against the Astros. An MRI exam revealed that the hurler had an almost complete tear in his ulnar collateral ligament. The surgery was performed in St. Louis by Dr. George Paletta, the Cardinals team physician. Kinney is expected to make a full recovery in time for the 2008 season. The 27-year-old Kinney was a surprise contributor for the World Series champion Cardinals last season, posting a 3.24 earned run average in 21 appearances, and did not allow a run in seven playoff appearances spanning 6 1/3 innings.
Garret Anderson went 3-for-3, clubbing a two-run home run, and the LA Angels of Anaheim slugged past the Kansas City Royals, 13-7. Mark Teahen went 2-for-2, scoring twice for the Royals. Ryan Shealy went 3- for-3, knocking in a run for Kansas City. Todd Wellemeyer started, and was tagged with the loss, as he was shelled for five runs on six hits in 2 2/3 innings.
The St. Louis Blues will be off until tomorrow night when they will be in Vancouver to face the Canucks. Game time is set for 9:00 and you can hear the game on KSMO Radio.
Ottawa 3, NY Rangers 2
Carolina 3, Florida 1
Toronto 3, Tampa Bay 2
Montreal 5, NY Islanders 3
Detroit 5, Nashville 2
Dallas 3, Philadelphia 2
Minnesota 3, Vancouver 2 (OT)
Pittsburgh 5, Buffalo 4 (SO)
San Jose 7, Chicago 1
Niagara 77, Florida A&M 69
(West Bracket Opening Round)
Graveside services for James Elmo Delassus of Steelville, age 87, will be held today at 1:30 at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. All arrangements are under the direction of the Britton Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville.
Graveside services for Martha F. Hahne of Evansville, Wisconsin, age 84 will be held today at 2:00 at the Carty Cemetery. All arrangements are under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary of Salem.
Funeral services for Martha Ellen Claus of St. James, age 60, will be held Thursday at 11:00 at the James & Gahr Chapel in St. James. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Wishon Cemetery in Phelps County.
Funeral services for John Thomas Adams of Rolla, age 19, will be held Saturday morning at 11:00 at the Vienna United Methodist Church in Vienna. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Memorials are suggested Vienna United Methodist Church or to CORE for the Rolla High School Athletic Department.
Memorial services for Janice M. Gahr of Steelville, age 64, will be held Friday at 2:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be held 4:00 to 7:00 Thursday. Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery.
Funeral services for Orval L. Hannell of Viburnum, age 68, are incomplete at this time but are under the direction of the Dent County Memorial Chapel.