Albert Pujols crushed a two-run homer as part of a five-run fifth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals overcame an early deficit to beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 8-4, in the opener of a four-game series at Busch Stadium. Allen Craig and Skip Schumaker clubbed back-to-back home runs in the 5th inning as well. The Cardinals' Blake Hawksworth (4-5) was touched for three runs in the first inning, but the home team chipped away at the deficit before moving ahead in the fifth. The Cardinals and Phillies play tonight at 6:55 on KSMO Radio.
Jason Kendall lofted a game-tying sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning and Alberto Callaspo singled home the winning run, as the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat Toronto, 5-4, in the opener of a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium. Yuniesky Betancourt scored a run and knocked in two for the Royals as they ended their six game losing streak. Royals’ starter Kyle Davies allowed three runs on a season-high 10 hits over seven innings. Kyle Farnsworth got the win for the Royals even though he gave up a run in the 10th inning. The Royals and Blue Jays play again tonight.
St. Louis Cardinals have recalled pitcher Fernando Salas from Memphis (PCL); and have optioned pitcher Evan MacLane to Memphis.
St. Louis Blues have re-signed forward Ryan Reaves to a one-year, two-way contract.
Long-time Kansas City wide receiver Eddie Kennison signed a contract Monday to announce his retirement as a member of the Chiefs. Kennison spent seven of his 13 NFL seasons with the Chiefs, catching 321 passes for 5,230 yards with 25 touchdowns in 91 games from 2001-07. He also played for St. Louis (1996-98, 2008), New Orleans (1999), Chicago (2000) and Denver (2001). In 179 career games, including 153 starts, the Lake Charles, Louisiana native and LSU product finished with 548 receptions, 8,345 yards and 42 touchdowns. He was selected by the Rams in the first round of the 1996 draft.
Funeral services for William J. A. Humes of Rolla, age 74, will be held today at noon at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be held from 10:00 until time of the service. Interment will be in the Smith Cemetery in Edgar Springs with Full Military Honors. Memorials are suggested to the Primitive Baptist Church.
Funeral services for Elvera L. Yewell of Cuba, age 78, will be held today at 1:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be held from 11:00 until time of the service. Interment will be in the Martin Cemetery in Steelville.
Funeral services for Glen Edward Rider of St. Clair, age 45, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be held on today from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery with Full Military Honors.
Funeral services for Nina Lucille Phillips of Salem, age 91, will be held at the Dent County Memorial Chapel in Salem Wednesday at 1:00. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 Tuesday night. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Salem Area Community Betterment Association Beautification Program.
Funeral services for Robert Anthony Wallace of Rolla, age 4, will be held Thursday morning at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 Thursday morning. Interment will be in the Rolla City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family of Robert Anthony Wallace.
Funeral Mass for M. Marie White of Salem, age 74, will be Thursday at 11:00 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Salem. Visitation will be tonight from 7:00 to 8:30 in the Dent Addition of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research. All the arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary in Salem.
Funeral services for Ina Kreamalmeyer of Crestwood, Illinois, formerly of Cherryville, age 80, will be held Thursday at 2:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be from noon until service time. Interment will be in the Schwieder Cemetery in Steelville.
Heat Advisory in effect until 8:00 Wednesday evening
Today..Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% chance for an afternoon thunderstorm, high of 93 with a heat index of 104.
Tonight..Partly cloudy, low of 75.
Wednesday..Partly cloudy, hot and humid, high of 91 with a heat index of 102.
Wednesday night..Partly cloudy, low of 76.