Orlando Hernandez tossed seven strong innings and also drove in a pair runs to lead the New York Mets over the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-1, at Busch Stadium. Hernandez (1-0) got the win, allowing one run on five hits with two walks. Scott Rolen provided the offense for the Cardinals, hitting a solo homer. St. Louis got a solid start from newcomer Kip Wells. Wells (0-1) suffered the loss, surrendering four runs -- two earned -- on five hits in six innings. The right-hander, who was signed in the offseason, struck out seven and walked four. The Cards and Mets play again tonight at 7:00 on KSMO Radio.
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter is expected to miss his next scheduled start because of inflammation in his right elbow. Carpenter complained of stiffness and soreness in his throwing elbow on Monday, the day after the Cardinals lost their season opener to the New York Mets 6-1. He was seen by Dr. George Paletta on Monday and diagnosed with inflammation in his elbow. Carpenter will be re-evaluated over the next three days. Carpenter was set to pitch on Friday in the series opener at Houston.
The Royals had the day off yesterday and will face the Boston Red Sox tonight.
Major League Baseball Scores:
San Diego 7, San Francisco 0
Florida 9, Washington 3
Pittsburgh 3, Houston 2
Milwaukee 4, LA Dodgers 3
Colorado 4, Arizona 3 (11 inngs)
Seattle 8, Oakland 4
LA Angels 8, Texas 3
Minnesota 3, Baltimore 2
Doug Weight and Petr Cajanek each had a goal and an assist as St. Louis downed Phoenix, 5-2. Barret Jackman, Radek Dvorak and D.J. King also tallied for the Blues, who have won three of their last four games. Jason Bacashihua stopped 31 of the 33 shots he faced for just his third win of the season.
Pat Summitt captured her seventh national championship -- the first after a nine-year drought -- and Rutgers' fairytale journey from Piscataway to Cleveland ended in heartache, as Tennessee claimed women's college basketball's crown jewel with a 59-46 victory over the Scarlet Knights.
Funeral services for Stanley J. DeGraffenreid Sr. of Rolla, age 71, will be held this morning at 10:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 at the Eldon City Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Memorials are suggested to the Phelps Regional Hospice or VFW Post 2025.
Funeral services for Bessie D. Ternes of Salem, age 83, will be held today at 1:00 at the James & Gahr Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be this morning at 10:00 until time for the service. Interment will be in the Edgar Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Edgar Cemetery.
Funeral services for Euthel Smith of St. James, age 91, will be held today at 1:30 at the James & Gahr Chapel in St. James. Visitation will be today from Noon until time of service. Interment will be in the St. James Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Funeral services for Jessie David (Bud) Nash of Jerome, age 86, will be held Friday at 11:00 at the Greeley United Baptist Church in Bunker. Visitation will be tonight from 5:00 to 8:00 at the Teague & Sons Funeral Home in Newburg. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 at Greeley United Baptist Church in Bunker. Interment will be in the Crossville Cemetery in Bunker. Memorials are suggested to the Crossville Cemetery Fund.