James Shields hurled 7 1/3 strong innings and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays topped the Kansas City Royals, 4-2, to earn a split in a four-game set. Shields (5-0) held the Royals to two runs, fanning five and walking one. Al Reyes tossed the scoreless ninth for his 14th save.Gil Meche (3-5) was the hard-luck loser, giving up three runs -- two earned -- on four hits in six-plus innings, with three punchouts and one walk. In Meche's last four starts, the offense has provided just two runs while he's been on the mound. Catcher John Buck ripped two solo shots to provide the offense for Kansas City, which has dropped nine of 11. The Royals will travel to Cleveland to face the Indians in a three game series beginning tonight.
The St. Louis Cardinals had Monday off before beginning a three-game series with Cincinnati tonight stating at 7:00. You can hear the game on KSMO Radio.
Louisville captured the Columbia, MO Region with a 16-6 win over Missouri, the top seed in the bracket. The Cardinals also beat the Tigers on Sunday to force the final matchup -- this after losing to Missouri earlier in the week.
Major League Baseball Scores:
San Francisco 8, Philadelphia 1
LA Dodgers 6, Pittsburgh 5
Chicago Cubs 7, Milwaukee 2
Florida 6, Atlanta 4
Chicago White Sox 6, NY Yankees 4
Seattle 7, Baltimore 4
LA Angels 16, Minnesota 3
Oakland 5, Boston 4 (11 inngs)
The Anaheim Ducks are one victory away from their first championship. Dustin Penner scored the game-winning goal early in the third period and Andy McDonald added two goals and an assist as Anaheim beat Ottawa 3-2 in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals at Scotiabank Place. The Duck lead the best-of-seven series, 3-1, and will look to close it out on home ice at the Honda Center in Game 5 on Wednesday.
Major League Baseball has suspended Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella four games for his actions in the team's 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. Piniella was initially suspended indefinitely after his vehement argument with umpire Mark Wegner.
Funeral services for Richard E. Cavanaugh of Cuba, age 74, will be held Thursday at 10:00 at the James & Gahr Chapel in St. James. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Adams Cemetery in Phelps County.
Funeral services for Mildred Mae Harrison of Eminence, age 79, will be Thursday at 11:00 at the Duncan Funeral Home in Eminence. Visitation will be tonight from 3:00 to 7:00. Interment will be in the Flatwoods Cemetery in Eminence.
Graveside services for Ella Mae Clark of St. Louis, formerly of Gladden, age 83, will be held Thursday at 2:00 at the Chrisco Cemetery in Shannon County. Visitation will be held Thursday from noon until 1:00 at the James and Gahr Chapel in Salem.