Colby Rasmus belted a grand slam in support of Adam Wainwright's seven scoreless innings as St. Louis downed Cincinnati, 6-1, to complete a three-game sweep and move into sole possession of first place in the National League Central. Wainwright (17-6) allowed just two hits, did not walk a batter and struck out four for the Cardinals. Skip Schumaker had three hits and drove in a run and Jon Jay added a pair of hits and a run scored for St. Louis, which has won five of its last six contests. They will have the day off today.
The St. Louis Cardinals have placed pitcher Jeff Suppan on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 1; purchased the contract of catcher Steven Hill from Springfield (Texas).
Bobby Abreu hit a game-winning home run with one out in the 10th inning, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 2-1 victory and a three-game sweep over the Kansas City Royals. Yuniesky Betancourt homered for the Royals. Zack Greinke lasted eight frames yielding one run, six hits and a walk while striking out six. Jesse Chavez (1-1) took the loss for giving up Abreu's homer. The Royals will host the New York Yankees tonight.
Memorial services for Gloria Whitesell of St. James, age 66, will be held on tonight at 6:30 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Visitation will be from 5:30 until service time.
Funeral services for Maudie L. McDowell of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Rolla & St. James, age 91, will be held Friday at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be from 9:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Rolla City Cemetery.
Memorial services for Milton Frank Bradley of Salem, age 68, will be held Friday at 12:00 (noon) at the United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 10:30 until time for the service. Memorials are suggested to the UMC Landscape Fund. All the arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary in Salem.
Funeral services for Noah Turnbough of Viburnum, age 92, will be held Friday at 1:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be today from 2:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Sellers Cemetery in Davisville. Memorials may be given to the Sellers Cemetery.
Funeral services for Cecil Cummins of Cranston, RI, formerly of Steelville, age 95, will be Saturday morning at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be from 10:00 until time of service. Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery.
Funeral services for Louise Marlin of Salem, age 71, will be held Sunday at 1:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Funeral services for Henry John Scott of Rolla, age 64, will be held Monday at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be from 10:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Rolla City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Dent County Animal Shelter.
***AN EXCESSIVE HEAT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9:00 FRIDAY NIGHT**
Today..Partly cloudy, hot and humid with isolated thunderstorms, high of 99 with a heat index of 112 this afternoon.
Tonight..Partly cloudy with a 20% chance for evening storms, low of 72.
Friday..Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% chance for thunderstorms, high of 96 with a heat index of 107.