Kip Wells pitched seven strong innings as the St. Louis Cardinals knocked off the San Diego Padres, 2-1, in the third of a four-game set at Busch Stadium. Wells (5-13) gave up just one unearned run on six hits and struck out four for the Cardinals, who have won two of their last three games. Juan Encarnacion and Albert Pujols each drove in a run. Greg Maddux (7-9) pitched a good game as he gave up just two runs on four hits with five strikeouts in six innings of work, but still got the loss for the Padres, who had won five of six coming into the game. Ryan Franklin retired three straight batters in the eighth after Randy Flores gave up a leadoff single while Jason Isringhausen worked around a pair of walks in the ninth to pick up his 22 save of the season. The Cards are back to within six games of Central Division leading Milwaukee Brewers. The Cards and Padres wrap up their series tonight at 7:00 and you can hear the game on KSMO Radio.
Michael Cuddyer and Torii Hunter both homered as the Minnesota Twins powered past the Kansas City Royals, 11-4, in the middle contest of their three-game series at Kauffman Stadium. Cuddyer and Hunter finished with three hits and three RBI each, while Mike Redmond had four hits and an RBI and Joe Mauer drove in two runs for the Twins, who snapped a brief two-game losing skid. John Buck had three hits and two RBI for the Royals, who have lost four of five. Kansas City starter Odalis Perez (6-11) was tagged for six runs -- three earned -- on seven hits, while walking one without a strikeout in just three innings. The Royals announced later that he left the game because of leg soreness. The Twins and Royals will wrap up their series tonight at Kansas City.
Major League Baseball Scores:
Colorado 19, Milwaukee 4
Philadelphia 6, Florida 4
Cincinnati 1, LA Dodgers 0
Houston 8, Chicago Cubs 2
NY Mets 4, Atlanta 3
Arizona 10, Pittsburgh 6
San Francisco 5, Washington 0
Seattle 8, Baltimore 4
Tampa Bay 7, Detroit 1
Toronto 15, NY Yankees 4
Chicago White Sox 6, Cleveland 4 (13 inngs)
Oakland 6, Texas 3
Boston 9, LA Angels 6
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.
A celebration of life service for Phil and Bess Askey will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Salem United Methodist Church.
Funeral services for Delores I. Heavin of Rolla, age 75, will he held Saturday morning at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 on Friday. Interment will be in the Rolla City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Philadelphia Baptist Church.
Funeral services for Loretta Keithly of Salem, age 85, will be held Sunday at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Salem.