The Salem Baseball Tigers regular season comes to an end today as they host Iberia starting at 5:00 at the Salem High School Baseball Field Complex. Salem enters the game with an 11-6 record. Salem will be playing Saturday at 4:30 in District Action against Union. Salem is seeded third in the tournament. You can hear the game son KSMO Radio and online at www.ksmoradio.com.
Adam Wainwright threw six innings and Scott Spiezio knocked in two runs as the St. Louis Cardinals earned a 9-2 win over the Colorado Rockies in the finale of a three-game set at Busch Stadium. Aaron Miles had three hits, an RBI and a run scored for the Cardinals, who have won three of their last four games. Wainwright (3-2) gave up two runs, one earned, and nine hits. He struck out four and walked none. The Cardinals had totaled just 16 runs in their previous eight games and they scored first for just the eighth time this season. The Cardinals will have the day off today as they head to the west coast.
Mike Sweeney's solo home run in the eighth proved to be the game winner as the Kansas City Royals downed the Oakland Athletics, 3-2, in game two of a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium. Joakim Soria closed out the ninth inning to pick up his sixth save of the season. Mark Teahen went 2-for-3 with a run scored and Billy Butler and Shane Costa each drove in a run for the Royals, who snapped a four-game skid. Gil Meche started on the mound as was charged with just two runs -- one earned -- on three hits with four walks and seven strikeouts in six innings of work. Jimmy Gobble (1-1) got the win for pitching a scoreless eighth. The two teams play again today.
The Kansas City Royals will get a pitcher back as Luke Hudson is expected to come off the disabled list. Hudson, who has been suffering from shoulder stiffness since spring training, is expected to start Thursday's game against Oakland. He made four rehab starts with Triple-A Omaha and Double-A Wichita, going 0-2 with a 4.41 earned-run average in 16 1/3 innings. Brian Bannister, who was supposed to start on Thursday, will be optioned to Omaha.
NBA Playoff Score:
Utah 127, Golden State 117 (OT)
(Utah leads, 2-0)
Funeral services for Gloria A. Donahoe of Steelville, age 78, will be this morning at 10:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Interment will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery in Gray Summit.
Graveside services for Toney B. Hodges of Eminence, age 86, will be held this morning at 11:00 at the North Lawn Cemetery.
Funeral services for Wilma Craft of St. James, age 83, will be held this morning at 11:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Interment will be in the St. James Cemetery.
Graveside services for Thelma Dixon of St. James, age 90, will be held Friday morning at 11:00 at the St. Lucas Cemetery in Sappington with a visitation at the cemetery starting at 10:00. All arrangements are under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James.
Funeral services for Eunice Alberta Robnett of West Plains, formerly of Alton, age 90, will be held Friday morning at 11:00 at the Clary Chapel. Visitation will be held this evening from 6:00 to 8:00. Graveside services will be in the Dry Fork Cemetery near Salem Friday at 3:00.
Funeral services for Marjorie A. Humes of Newburg, age 67, will be Friday morning at 11:00 at the Primitive Baptist Church in Flat. Visitation is tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Interment will be in the Smith Cemetery in Edgar Springs.
Funeral services for Stacie Lee Derennaux of Steelville, age 37, will be held Friday morning at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Chapel in Steelville. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 today. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Steelville.
A memorial service for Charles R. Cox of Salem, age 67, will be held Saturday morning at 10:00 at Wilson Mortuary.
Funeral services for Robert Earl Bussard of Rolla, age 96, are incomplete at this time. All the arrangements are under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla.
Funeral services for Lindsay Ernest Faulkner of Bixby, age 83, are incomplete at this time. All the arrangements are under the direction of Wilson Mortuary.