Mark Ellis' pinch-hit sacrifice fly in the eighth inning proved to be the difference, as the Oakland Athletics got by the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-2, in the finale of a three-game interleague series at Busch Stadium. Matt Holliday provided the offense with three hits, including a pair of solo homers, for St. Louis, which had won four of five coming into the contest. Albert Pujols and Felipe Lopez had the other two hits for St. Louis. Cardinals starter Jeff Suppan, who was making his second start since being signed by St. Louis after getting released by Milwaukee, allowed two runs on seven hits and one walk with two strikeouts over 4 2/3 frames. Blake Hawksworth (1-4) took the loss giving up a run in the 8th inning. The Cardinals finished their six game home stand with a 4-2 record. The Red Birds will have the day off today and face the Toronto Blue Jays tomorrow.
Eric Hinske doubled home the tie-breaking runs in the eighth inning to lift Atlanta to an 8-5 win over Kansas City and a series sweep of their interleague matchup at Turner Field. Chris Getz had two hits and two RBI, and Jose Guillen had two hits, drove in a run and scored twice for Kansas City, which has dropped four out of five. Kyle Davies lasted 4 1/3 innings in his first start against his former team, giving up four runs on four hits and seven walks, while fanning six. Victor Marte finished the fifth to keep the Royals in front before Jones evened the game in the sixth with a double off Kyle Farnsworth. Blake Wood (0-1) took the loss for the Royals who will face the Washington Nationals tonight.
Michael Bradley's goal eight minutes from time allowed the United States to rally from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw with Slovenia at Ellis Park Stadium on Friday in Group C play at the FIFA World Cup. Landon Donovan scored a goal in the 48th minute before Bradley smashed a shot past goalkeeper Samir Handanovic after Jozy Altidore nodded down a long ball. The Americans thought that they had taken the lead three minutes later when Donovan's free kick was finished off in front of the goal by Maurice Edu, but he was controversially disallowed. The result leaves Slovenia on top of the group with four points, while the United States is tied with England with two points through two games. If the U.S. beats Algeria in its last Group C match on Wednesday, it will advance to the knockout round regardless of the outcome of the England/Slovenia match the same day.
The SMDH Family Medicine will be offering sports physicals for $20 to all school aged children participating in sports activities on July 1 from 1:00 to 7:00 in Physician’s Office Building 3 on the hospital campus. They will accept a check, cash or credit card for payment as no insurance will be filed. Parental consent is needed for any child under the age of 18 either by being there in person or having a signed permission form giving permission for the exam. A dietician and physical therapist will also be available to help with questions. Appointments are encouraged by calling 729-8000, but walk-ins will be accepted with a parent or guardian, or if the child has a signed consent form.
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 Ruth Ann Vavra of Rural Steelville, age 70, will be held today at 1:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Interment will be in the Meramec Hills Cemetery in Cuba.
Graveside services for Carl Martin White of Granite City Illinois formerly of Edgar Springs, age 67, will be held today at 2:00 at the Edgar Springs Cemetery. All arrangements are under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary of Rolla.
Funeral services for Donald Wofford of Salem, age 76, will be Tuesday, June 22 in the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 tonight Interment will be in the Miner Cemetery with full Military Honors.
Funeral services for Dr. Eugene Honeywell of Licking, 66, will be Tuesday, June 22 at 1:00 PM at the Pentecostal Holiness Church under direction of Fox Funeral Home of Licking. Visitation will be Monday, June 21 from 3:00 until 8:00 at Fox Chapel. Burial will be in Chariton, Iowa Cemetery under direction of Fielding Funeral Home of Chariton. Memorial contributions may be made to TCMH Healthcare Foundation in Houston.
Funeral services for Carlton E. Gregory of Steelville, age 80, will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 Tuesday. Interment will be in the Davisville Cemetery.
Funeral services for Danny Sliger of Licking, age 63, will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 at the Fox Funeral Home in Licking. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 Tuesday evening. Interment will be in the Licking Cemetery.
Funeral services for David Wayne Lawson of Steelville, age 60, will be held Wednesday at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Viburnum Chapel. Visitation will be from11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Boss Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude’s Children Research.
Funeral services for Eva Skiles of Salem, age 92, will be held Friday at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Mt Olive Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Olive Cemetery.