The Salem Baseball Tigers will host the Mountain View-Liberty Eagles today in SCA baseball action starting at 4:30. Salem enters the game with a 6-2 record overall and 2-0 in the SCA. You can hear the game on KSMO Radio or listen online at www.ksmoradio.com.
The Salem Tiger’s Golf Team will be at Ava today starting at 4:00 while the Tennis team will travel to Licking to face the Wildcats at 4:00. The Salem Tiger Track Teams will be at the West Plains Invitational today starting at 2:30.
Chris Duncan drilled a pinch-hit homer in the ninth inning to snap a tie and lift the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. David Eckstein and Preston Wilson also drove in runs for the Cardinals, who swept the three-game series and have won five of their last six. So Taguchi had three hits for the Cardinals, but was pinch-hit for by Duncan. His blast made a winner of Ryan Franklin (1-0), who pitched 1 1/3 hitless innings of relief. Adam Wainwright went the first 6 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on seven hits with four walks and four strikeouts. St. Louis returns home and opens a three-game series Friday against Milwaukee.
Troy Glaus homered and scored three runs, and Aaron Hill knocked in three runs, as the Toronto Blue Jays downed the Kansas City Royals, 7-4, in the finale of a three-game set at the Rogers Centre. Kansas City starter Jorge De La Rosa (1-1) surrendered five runs -- four earned -- on nine hits and walked one in 5 2/3 frames. David DeJesus homered for the Royals, who at 3-6 are in last place in the American League Central. Kansas City will be at Baltimore tonight to face the Orioles.
Major League Baseball Scores:
Chicago White Sox 6, Oakland 3
Seattle 3, Boston 0
LA Angels4, Cleveland 1
Detroit 4, Baltimore 1 (12 inngs)
Tampa Bay 6, Texas 5
Minnesota 5, NY Yankees 1
Philadelphia 5, NY Mets 2
Atlanta 8, Washington 3
Milwaukee 5, Florida 2 (Game 1)
Milwaukee 3, Florida 2 (13 innings) (Game 2)
Cincinnati 3, Arizona 2
San Diego 4, San Francisco 0
LA Dodgers 3, Colorado 0
Houston at Chicago Cubs, postponed
Funeral services for Ray Brooks, Bridgeton, age 77, will be held at 10:00 this morning at the Dent County Memorial Chapel in Salem. 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 D. Wethy Tumlinson of Salem, age 66,will be held Friday morning at 11:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Dry Fork Cemetery in Salem. Memorials are suggested to the Dry Fork Cemetery.