Blake DeWitt hit a three-run home run and drove in a career-best five runs, more than enough support for young hurler Carlos Monasterios, as the Dodgers routed the Cardinals, 12-4, in the first of three games at Chavez Ravine. Blake Hawksworth (0-3) was roughed up again, giving up six runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and three walks over four frames. Ryan Ludwick hit a pair of solo homers for the Cardinals, who have lost two straight. The Cardinals and Dodgers play again tonight at 8:50.
The Kansas City Royals had the day off Monday and will begin a three game series with the Minnesota Twins tonight. The Royals are 10 games under .500 and are 9 ½ games behind the Twins in the AL Central Division.
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Colby Rasmus was named the National League Player of the Week for the period ending June 6. Rasmus hit .500 (11-22) with three home runs, nine RBI and eight runs scored during the week. He also led the major leagues with a 1.000 slugging percentage and a .577 on-base percentage, which tied for second in the NL. This is Rasmus' first-ever weekly award.
The St. Louis Rams announced Monday they have acquired Isaac Bruce, the franchise's all-time leading receiver, so he can retire with the team. Bruce spent the last two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, after he had set every major receiving record in Rams history. He recorded 942 receptions for 14,109 yards and 84 touchdowns with St. Louis over 14 seasons. Bruce is also the franchise's leader in postseason receiving yards (759). The Rams and Bruce will hold a news conference Wednesday afternoon. Bruce, 37, will retire as one of the great receivers in NFL history. He is second all-time in receiving yards with 15,208, trailing only Jerry Rice. Bruce also ranks fifth all-time in receptions (1,024) and ninth in receiving touchdowns (91).
The first round of the MLB Draft was held yesterday as the Royals took SS Christian Colon from Cal-State Fullerton with the fourth overall pick. The Cardinals took 3B Zack Cox from Arkansas with the 25th overall pick.
The Salem Lady Tiger Softball Summer Camp will he held July 12th thru 15th and July 19th thru 22nd from 8:00 am to 11:00 am for girl's entering 9th through 12 grades and from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm for girl's entering 6th through 8th grades. The Salem Lady Tiger Softball Summer Camp will be held at the blue field next to the old armory, the cost is $20 per camper and each camper will receive a camp T-shirt. Anyone interested needs to call Coach Davison at 729-4208.
Funeral services for Terry Douglas Warren of Salem, age 50, will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 tonight. Interment will be in the Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Terry Warren family.
Funeral services for Ollie Dunn of Bunker, age 91, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 at the McSpadden Funeral Home in Bunker. Interment will be in the Asher Cemetery in Oates, MO. Visitation is tonight from 5:00 to 8:00. Memorials are suggested to the Hickory Grove Church, Faith Mission.
Funeral services for Gladys Eaton of Steelville, formerly of Cherryville, age 89, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 at the First Baptist Church in Cherryville. Visitation will be tonight from 4:00 to 8:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Memorials may be made to the Cherryville Baptist Cemetery.
Funeral services for Douglas Arvin Maledy of Salem, age 68, will be held Thursday morning with Rose Croix Services starting at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 with the Masonic Service starting at 5:00. Interment will be in the Stone Hill Cemetery.
Funeral services for Audy James “AJ” Faulkner of Rolla will be Thursday evening at 6:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 until service time. Memorials may be made to the family of Audy James Faulkner.
Funeral services for Opal L. Lorts of Rolla, age 91, will be held Friday at 10:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be from 9:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Rolla City Cemetery.
Funeral services for Lester “Les” Thoms of Salem, age 88, are incomplete at this time, but are under the direction of Wilson Mortuary in Salem.
Funeral services for Bernell Burlyn Wisdom of Salem, age 81, will be private and held at a later date. All the arrangements are under the direction of the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Leukemia Foundation.
Funeral services for Melvin LeRoy Arganbright of Salem, age 61, will be held at a later date. All arrangements are under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary of Salem.