Albert Pujols hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the eighth inning as the St. Louis Cardinals downed the Cincinnati Reds, 5-2, in the second of a three-game set at Busch Stadium. Chris Duncan went 2-for-3 with a run scored and Yadier Molina and Jim Edmonds each drove in a run for the Cardinals, who have won two of their last three games. Braden Looper started on the mound for St. Louis and pitched seven innings of one-run, three-hit ball. Randy Flores got the win as he gave up one run on two hits in 1 1/3 innings of work. Josh Hamilton hit a solo home run and Scott Hatteberg drove in a run for the Reds, who have dropped three of their last four contests. David Eckstein led off with a single off Saarloos, Duncan followed with a walk and Pujols hit a two-run double to give the Cardinals the lead. The Cardinals broke onto the scoreboard in the fourth inning as Rolen led off with a ground-rule double and Edmonds brought him home with a single to center for a 1-0 lead. The Reds, though, tied the game in the sixth as Hamilton led off the frame by hitting a pitch over the center field wall for his sixth home run of the season. The Cardinals will be in action again today against the Reds starting at 11:50 with the Dugout Show. Be listening to KSMO Radio.
Mike Sweeney and David DeJesus each hit a two-run home run to lead Kansas City over Minnesota, 4-3, in the opener of a two-game set at the Metrodome. Tony Pena was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored for the Royals, who snapped a two-game skid. Odalis Perez yielded five hits and three runs over six innings to earn the win, his second of the season against the Twins. The Royals will be in Minnesota again today taking on the Twins.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SCORES
Colorado 11, NY Mets 5
Chicago Cubs 9, Milwaukee 3
Florida 4, Atlanta 3
Pittsburgh 4, Houston 3
Philadelphia 9, Washington 3
Arizona 3, San Diego 2
San Francisco 6, Los Angeles 4
Boston 6, Baltimore 1
Cleveland 8, Texas 7
Detroit 6, Chicago W.Sox 2
Seattle 2, Oakland 0
LA Angels 9, Tampa Bay 1
Funeral services for Larry Jethel McMillen of Salem, age 57, will be held this morning at 10:00 am at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Funeral services for George Ziebol of Steelville, age 71, will be held tonight at 6:00 at the assembly of God Church in Steelville. Visitation will be held from 2:00 to until service time at the church. Interment will be in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis on Friday. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or Eagle Flight Ministries.
Funeral services for Judith K. May of St. Charles, Iowa, age 57, will be held today at 2:00 at the McSpadden Funeral Home in Ellington. Interment will be in the Corridon-Reynolds Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.
Funeral services for Grover A. Mosher of St. James, age 97, will be held Friday morning at 10:00 at the James and Gahr Chapel in St. James. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 tonight. Interment will be in the High Gate Baptist Cemetery in High Gate, Missouri.
Funeral services for Angela Anna Piazza of St. James, age 87, will be held Saturday morning at 11:00 at the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Rosati, Missouri. A special prayer service will be held Friday night at 5:45 with visitation following from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery. All arrangements are under the direction of James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James.