The Salem Baseball Tigers will host the Thayer Bobcats in SCA play today at 4:30. You can hear the game on KSMO Radio and ksmoradio.com. The Tigers are 3-6 on the year and 1-2 in the SCA.
Jose Guillen went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored as the Kansas City Royals downed the Detroit Tigers, 7-3, in the finale of a three-game set. David DeJesus and Billy Butler each drove in two runs, while Jason Kendall went 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored for the Royals, who rapped out 17 hits Wednesday to take the series. Kansas City's Kyle Davies (1-0) got the win, charged with three runs on seven hits and three walks with five strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings. The Royals have the day off today.
Brad Penny tossed seven solid innings and St. Louis held on for a 2-1 victory to keep Houston winless on the young season. Penny (1-0) allowed just three hits and an unearned run to go with four strikeouts and no walks for the Cardinals, who have won the first two contests of this three-game set. Albert Pujols recorded an RBI single in the first inning for St. Louis, which scored its other run on a Tommy Manzella error in the same frame. Ryan Franklin pitched a perfect ninth inning to get his third save of the year. The Cards and Astros will play again this afternoon at 12:20 on KSMO Radio.
St. Louis Cardinals have placed catcher Jason LaRue on the 15-day disabled list and recalled catcher Bryan Anderson from Memphis (PCL).
St. Louis Blues have removed the interim tag from head coach Davis Payne and elevated him to full-time status.
A Memorial Service for Harold Bradford of Salem, age 84, will be today at 11:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary of Salem. Interment will be in the Boss Cemetery. The Salem American Legion Post #99 will hold full Military honors. Memorials are suggested to the family for funeral expenses.
Funeral services for Alpha Jean Hutcherson of Salem, age 69, will be held today at 11:00 at the Lux Chapel in Rantoul, Illinois. All local arrangements are under the direction of the Dent County Memorial Chapel.
Funeral services for Stanley Glen Chilton of Salem, age 72, will be held Saturday at 10:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Faith Mission.
Funeral services for Cleo Ann Banks of St. James, age 77, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Visitation will be from 10:00 until service time, with an Eastern Star service at 10:00. Memorials are suggested to the American Kidney Foundation.
Funeral services for Tracy Calvin Pettit of Salem, age 43, will be held Saturday at 2:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be from 1:00 until time of service.
Funeral services for Russell Isaiah Oller Jr. of Salem, age 80, will be held on Tuesday, April 20th at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be Monday, April 19th from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Gladden Empire Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Gladden Empire Cemetery.