Wilson Betemit's three-run homer with two outs in the fifth led the Los Angeles Dodgers to 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the finale of a three-game set. Betemit, pinch-hitting for Randy Wolf, hit a 1-0 pitch from Kip Wells (1-8) into the seats in center, giving Los Angeles a 5-3 lead. St. Louis got within a run in the seventh on a double by Scott Rolen and an RBI pinch-single by Scott Spiezio. Juan Encarnacion went 3-for-5 with a run scored for the Cardinals, who have lost two in a row and four of six. Wells lasted five innings, surrendering five runs on six hits and six walks, while striking out five. He has lost his last seven starts, allowing 37 earned runs in 39 innings for an 8.54 ERA during that stretch. He leads the NL in losses and earned runs allowed (39). St. Louis' Yadier Molina extended his hitting streak to a career-high 10 games in the contest. The Cardinals have the day off today before facing Detroit on Friday night.
Ryan Shealy drove in the deciding run in the ninth, as the Kansas City Royals rallied for two runs in their final at-bat to edge the Oakland Athletics, 4-3, in the third matchup of a four-game series atMcAfee Coliseum. Kiko Calero (0-3) who gave up a pair of runs in the ninth en route to a loss. Esteban German drew a one-out walk off Calero, swiped second and then came in on John Buck's double to right-center. Paul Phillips came in to pinch run for Buck, and was driven in immediately courtesy of Shealy's base hit to center that gave the Royals a 4-3 edge. David Riske then retired the A's in order in the ninth to pick up his third save of the season. German finished with an RBI and a run scored for the Royals, who have won three of their last four overall. Odalis Perez got the start and actually carried a no-hitter into the sixth before Jason Kendall hit a leadoff double to right-center. He ended up with the no decision despite tossing six innings of no-run, one-hit ball. Jimmy Gobble (3-1) got the win. This four-game series wraps up today with a matinee contest.
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New Jersey 83, Cleveland 72
(Cleveland leads series, 3-2)
San Antonio 88, Phoenix 85
(San Antonio leads series, 3-2)
Buffalo 3, Ottawa 2
(Ottawa leads series, 3-1)
Graveside services for Kathryn Shaw of Salem, age 69, will be held this morning at 10:00 at the Bourbon City Cemetery.
Funeral services for Herman Schallenberg Sr. of St. James will be held this morning at 10:30 at the First Baptist Church in St. James. Interment will be in the St. James Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of St. James.
Funeral services for Denzil Jack Parker of Bunker, age 90, will be held Friday morning at 11:00 at the Crossville Baptist Church in Bunker. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Crossville Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Boss Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Crossville Baptist Church.
No funeral services will be held for Bessie May Askey of Salem, age 98. who passed away May 15th. Bessie Askey donated her body to Washington University in St. Louis. All arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary.
Graveside services for Betty J. Richardson of Lenox, age 79, will be held Friday morning at 11;00 at the Anutt Cemetery in Anutt. Visitation will be held tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 at the James and Gahr Chapel in Salem. Memorials may be made to the Anutt Cemetery.
Funeral services for Mike Scianna of Salem, age 57, are incomplete at this time and are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary.
Funeral services for Theofilos Demetre Sterigo Hassos of Fenton, age 79, are incomplete, but are udner the direction of the Wilson Mortuary of Salem.