David Freese and Yadier Molina each blasted homers to lead St. Louis past the New York Mets, 7-1, in spring training action. Bryan Anderson hit a two-run double, Matt Carpenter knocked in another run and Tyler Greene stole home for the Cardinals, who received three innings of scoreless, one-hit ball from starter Adam Wainwright. The Cards will face the Houston Astros this afternoon at 12:05.
St. Louis Cardinals 2012 pocket schedules can be found at area businesses that sponsor St. Louis Cardinal Baseball on KSMO Radio including: Mooney Auto Supply, both locations of The Bank of Salem, Country Mart, Fidelity, K&H Auto Supply, both locations of Town & Country Bank, Progressive Ozark Bank, and in the front lobby of the KSMO studios.
Alex Gordon and Lorenzo Cain both hit solo home runs to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 7-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds in Cactus League action. Johnny Giavotella and Eric Hosmer drove in two runs apiece for the Royals. The Royals play Seattle tonight in Arizona.
The Chicago Blackhawks rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the Blues, 4-3 in a shootout. The only goal in the shootout was scored by Patrick Kane. Jamie Langenbrunner, Patrick Berglund and Andy McDonald scored for the Blues who will face the Carolina Hurricane Thursday night.
Memorial services for Barbara Marie Pickett of Steelville, age 72, will be held this morning at 10:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery.
Funeral services for Lester McBenge of Steelville, age 79, will be held today at 1:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be today from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery in Steelville.
Graveside services for John W. Ditmeyer of St. James, age 43, will be held Friday at 1:00 at the Miles Cemetery in St. James. Visitation will be from 11:00 until 12:30 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Memorials are suggested to the Miles Cemetery.
Funeral services for Irene Huitt of Bentonville, Arkansas and formerly of Salem, age 83, will be held Friday at 3:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be held from 1:00 until time of service. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the New Heights Christian School in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Funeral services for Edna McMillion of St. James, age 89, will be held Friday at 3:00 at the Missouri Veterans Chapel in St. James. Visitation will be from 1:00 until time of service. Interment will be in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery.
Graveside services for Roland D. Killian of Springfield, IL, age 87, will be held Saturday at 11:00 at the St. James Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James.