Cincinnati Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto was suspended seven games by Major League Baseball for his role in the August 10th benches-clearing melee with the St. Louis Cardinals. Managers Dusty Baker of Cincinnati and Tony La Russa of St. Louis were also suspended two games apiece. The suspensions, pending appeal, go into affect today. Four other players were fined but not suspended Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter and catcher Yadier Molina, and Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips and relief pitcher Russ Springer. The Cardinals had the day off yesterday, but head home to start a three game series against the Chicago Cubs starting tonight at 6:55 on KSMO.
CC Sabathia earned his AL-leading 15th win with 8 2/3 solid innings, as the New York Yankees held on to beat the Kansas City Royals, 4-3, in the first of four games at Kauffman Stadium. Willie Bloomquist drove in two runs, while Mike Aviles had two hits and an RBI for the Royals, losers in five straight. Bruce Chen (7-6) allowed three runs, eight hits and two walks in a five-plus inning start to receive the loss. The Royals and Yankees will play again tonight.
Royals’ outfielder Gregor Blanco left Thursday night's game after four innings because of heat exhaustion and dehydration. He is expected to be ready for tonight's game.
Missouri State guard/forward Keith Pickens is expected to miss the upcoming season following knee surgery. Pickens ruptured his left patellar tendon during off-season conditioning last week. Surgery to repair the damage was successful, but recovery time for this type of injury is roughly 12 months. As a true freshman, the St. Louis native averaged 3.9 points and 2.4 rebounds in 16.5 minutes per game over 33 contests.
Funeral services for Maudie L. McDowell of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Rolla & St. James, age 91, will be held today 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 today 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 today 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 Smith-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 SATURDAY NIGHT**
Today..Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% chance for thunderstorms, high of 98 with a heat index of 110.
Tonight..Patly cloudy with a 30% chance for thunderstorms after midnight, low of 75.
Saturday..Partly sunny, hit and humid with a 30% chance for thunderstorms, high of 97 with a heat index of 109.