Skip Schumaker's sacrifice fly in the top of the 12th inning lifted the St. Louis Cardinals over the Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-2, at PNC Park. Tom Gorzelanny tossed seven brilliant shutout innings for Pittsburgh but watched as Pirates closer Salomon Torres gave up the lead when Scott Spiezio hit a two-run single in the top of the ninth. The Cardinals have won the first two contests of this three-game series. Aaron Miles finished 4-for-5 while Gary Bennett added three hits and scored the game-winning run for St Louis. Randy Keisler started for the Cards and allowed two runs on five hits with three strikeouts in six innings.With the score tied 2-2 in the top of the 12th, John Wasdin (0-1) allowed a one-out single to Bennett and a double to Miles before pinch-hitter Yadier Molina was intentionally walked to load the bases. Schumaker then lifted a fly ball to shallow left field, and Bay's throw to the plate was perfect and arrived in plenty of time. But catcher Ronny Paulino dropped the ball after he tagged Bennett and the Cards took the lead. The Cards go for the sweep this morning at Pittsburgh, weather permitting, starting at 11:15 on KSMO Radio.
Kansas City doubled up Toronto, 6-3, in the middle contest of their three-game set at Rogers Centre. Greinke (1-1), who missed almost all of last season with a social anxiety disorder, allowed just one run on six hits en route to his first win. David DeJesus finished 3-for-5 with two runs scored and a run batted in for the Royals, who snapped a three-game skid. Tony Pena was 2-for-4 with an RBI triple. The Royals will face Toronto again tonight.
Major League Baseball Scores:
Boston 14, Seattle 3
Detroit 3, Baltimore 1
Cleveland 7, LA Angels 6
NY Yankees 10, Minnesota 1
Texas 12, Tampa Bay 9
Oakland 2, Chicago White Sox 1
Houston 4, Chicago Cubs 2
Atlanta 8, Washington 0
Arizona 5, Cincinnati 4 (11 inngs)
San Francisco 6, San Diego 5
LA Dodgers 2, Colorado 1
Milwaukee 2, Florida 2 (Suspended, 10 innings)
Texas' Kevin Durant, the first freshman in NCAA history to earn consensus National Player of the Year honors, announced Tuesday he will be eligible for this June's NBA Draft.
Funeral services for Beulah Mae Barwick of Rolla, age 88, will be held today at 2:00 at the James and Gahr Chapel in Rolla. Interment will be in the Boone Creek Cemetery in Licking. Memorials are suggested to the Kids Keep Christ First of the First Baptist Church.
Funeral services for Ray Brooks, Bridgeton, age 77, will be held at 10:00 Thursday morning at the Dent County Memorial Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be tonight from 2:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the West Fork/Sutterfield Cemetery in Bunker.
Services for Leonard “Len” James Davidson of Salem, age 89, will be held at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery in St. Louis at a date to be announced. There will be no visitation. Special military honors will be held at the cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the John Burch Society or the Nebraska Woods Medical Fund. All the arrangements are under the direction of the Dent County Memorial Chapel.
Funeral services for Gracie Tumlinson of Salem are incomplete at this time. All the arrangements are under the direction of the Dent County Memorial Chapel.