Dmitri Young hit a two-run double in the eighth, as the Washington Nationals put up three in the inning to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-3, in the finale of a three-game series at RFK Stadium. Young ended with three RBI and Nook Logan scored and drove in a run for the Nationals, who went a perfect 6-0 on their homestand by sweeping both the Cardinals and the Reds. Matt Chico yielded three runs on six hits over five innings of work. The bullpen shut down the St. Louis offense from there, with Ray King (1-0) recording the win and Chad Cordero tossing a perfect ninth for his 23rd save of the year. Adam Wainwright pitched seven decent innings, allowing three runs on eight hits, and also hit his second career home run for St. Louis, which has dropped five in a row. The Cards play San Diego tonight at 6:00 p.m.
Hideki Matsui and Melky Cabrera each homered and drove in two runs, leading the New York Yankees to an 8-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals and a sweep of the three-game series at Yankee Stadium. Alex Rodriguez, a day after finally reaching the 500-homer club, went 0-for-4 with a sacrifice fly as the designated hitter. Bobby Abreu chipped in three hits with a pair of runs batted in for New York, which hadn't swept a series since taking three straight against Arizona from June 12-14. Mike Mussina (7-7) pitched into the seventh to win his third straight start. He gave up two runs on nine hits with no walks and three strikeouts over six- plus innings. Mariano Rivera got the last four outs for his 17th save. Gil Meche (7-9) lost his third straight start. The Kansas City righty was roughed up for six runs on six hits and five walks with two strikeouts in just four-plus innings. Joey Gathright went 4-for-4 with an RBI single, while Ross Gload added two hits with a two-run homer in defeat. The Royals have lost five of their last six. The Royals are off today.
Other Major League Baseball Scores:
Florida 6, Houston 5
Atlanta 6, Colorado 5 (10 inn)
Philadelphia 8, Milwaukee 6 (11 inn)
San Diego 5, San Francisco 4
Arizona 3, Los Angeles 0
NY Mets 8, Chicago Cubs 3
Chicago White Sox 3, Detroit 1
Toronto 4, Texas 1
Baltimore 11, Tampa Bay 3
Minnesota 1, Cleveland 0
Boston 9, Seattle 2
LA Angels 4, Oakland 3
Funeral services for Dorothy E. Parish of Salem, age 78, will be held Tuesday morning at 11:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Funeral services for John Carr of Steelville, age 91, will be held Tuesday morning at 10:00 at the Presbyterian Church of Steelville. Visitation will be tonight from 4:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Pleasant Point Cemetery in Steelville. All arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville.
Funeral services for Audrey Housewright of Steelville, age 82 will be held Tuesday at 2:00 at the Britton -Bennett Funeral Home at Steelville. Visitation will be tonight from 4:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Barnicle Chapel Cemetery in Steelville.
Memorial services for John Al Catalanotto of Salem, age 54, will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be after 10:00 A.M. until service time.
Private burial services for Barbara Jane Price of Steelville, age 66, will be at the Freeman Cemetery in Cherryville. Arrangements are under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville.