Chris Duncan's three-run home run led the way as St. Louis crushed Pittsburgh, 9-4, in the opener of a three-game series at Busch Stadium. David Eckstein went 3-for-5 with a run scored for the Cardinals, who halted a five-game losing skid with offensive fireworks. Aaron Miles finished 3-for-4 with a run scored and one knocked in, while Juan Encarnacion and Scott Rolen each had two hits, an RBI and a run scored. Adam Wainwright (4-3) allowed nine hits and two runs over 5 1/3 innings, fanning six and walking only one. He also had a solid night at the plate, going 1-for-2 and drove in a pair of runs. The Cardinals will face the Pirates again tonight at 7:00 and you can hear the game on KSMO Radio.
Mark Teahen's bases-loaded walk in the seventh inning forced in the winning run, as the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians, 4-3, in the start of a three-game series at Kauffmann Stadium. Mike Sweeney hit a two-run home run for the Royals, who have won five of six and seven of their last nine games. Zach Greinke (2-4) got the win with 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Odalis Perez yielded three runs on seven hits, with a walk and a season-high six strikeouts over six innings in the start. Kansas City activated right-hander Octavio Dotel, who had been on the disabled list with a strained left oblique since the last week of spring training, and designated right-hander Jason Standridge for assignment. The Royals and Indians play again tonight at Kaufmann Stadium.
Major League Baseball Scores:
Washington 8, Cincinnati 4
Atlanta 8, NY Mets 1
San Francisco 4, Housto, 2
Colorado 3, Arizona 1
San Diego 5, Chicago Cubs 1
LA Dodgers 3, Milwaukee 2
Toronto 6, Baltimore 4
Boston 7, NY Yankees 3
Chicago White Sox 10, Oakland 4
Minnesota 7, Texas 1
LA Angels 6, Detroit 3
Seattle 5, Tampa Bay 2
The Kansas City Chiefs traded kicker Lawrence Tynes to the New York Giants on Tuesday in exchange for future considerations. Tynes played in 48 games in three seasons with Kansas City, converting 68-of-87 field goals and 137-of-141 PATs. His 68 career field goals rank fourth in team history.
Funeral services for Charles Daniel Dale of Salem, age 79, will be held this morning at 11:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery with military honors. Memorials are suggested to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.
Funeral services for Karl Ray Payne of Davisville, age 54, will be held at 11:00 this morning at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Interment will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Davisville.
Funeral services for John Stephen Risbeck of Rolla, age 72, will be held today at 11:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Memorials are suggested to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association.
Funeral services for Dessie May Woolf of Salem, age 90, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 this evening. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Funeral services for Lilia Lea Elliott of Rolla, age 54, will be held Friday at 1:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 Thursday. Interment will be in the Ozark Memorial Gardens in Rolla.