The Cardinals had the day off yesterday and they will begin a three-game road trip in Pittsburgh tonight against the Pirates at 6:00. You can hear the game on KSMO Radio. St. Louis is six games behind Milwaukee in the National League Central Division.
Scott Baker threw eight strong innings and Joe Mauer drove in three runs as the Minnesota Twins downed the Kansas City Royals, 3-1, in the opener of a four-game series at the Metrodome. Baker (5-4) allowed a career-low two hits and one run while striking out seven without a walk. Joe Nathan pitched a perfect ninth for his 23rd save in 25 chances for Minnesota. Kansas City starter Gil Meche (7-8) went seven innings, allowing two runs on seven hits with one walk and six strikeouts. David DeJesus and Mark Grudzielanek accounted for the two hits by the Royals, who had a four-game winning streak snapped. The Royals and Twins will play again tonight.
Major League Baseball Scores:
Philadelphia 4, Chicago Cubs 1
Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 4 (11 inngs)
Detroit 5, Oakland 2
Seattle 2, LA Angels 0
Hall of Fame football coach Bill Walsh, the architect of the great San Francisco 49ers teams of the 1980s, has died after a long battle with leukemia. He was 75 years old.
Funeral services for Dorothy Mary Stotler of Salem, age 85, will be held at the Dent County Memorial Chapel today at 1:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Graveside services for Ishmael Wilson of Belle, age 77, will be Wednesday, August 1st at 11:00 a.m. at the Mitchell Cemetery in rural Edgar Springs. Visitation will be this evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla. Memorials are suggested to the Fairhaven Children’s Home.
Memorial services for Joseph J. Loughridge, Sr. age 68, of Rolla, will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Rolla. Services are under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James.
Graveside services for Edward R. Conway, age 59, of O’Fallon, formerly of Salem, will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Mt. Herman Cemetery in Salem with Full Military Honors. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the James & Gahr Chapel in Salem. Memorials are suggested to the family.
Graveside services for Dean Schafer of West Plains, age 72, will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Jadwin Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:00 at Wilson Mortuary. Memorials may be made to the Riverways Hospice or the Jadwin Cemetery.