Casey McGehee hit a two-run homer and Dave Bush was solid in six innings on the mound, as the Milwaukee Brewers held off the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-2, in the opener of a brief two-game set at Busch Stadium. Albert Pujols hit a solo homer for the Cardinals, who have lost three straight since a four-game win streak. Jaime Garcia (10-6) went six innings in the start, allowing three unearned runs on five hits to take the loss. The Cards and Brewers play this afternoon at 12:55 on KSMO Radio.
The St. Louis Cardinals and third baseman Zack Cox, the 25th overall pick in June's draft, came to terms on a contract just prior to a midnight deadline Monday. Cox led the University of Arkansas with a .429 batting average with nine home runs and 48 RBI in 59 games this season. The sophomore was the starting third baseman at Arkansas in both of his seasons. The Cardinals also announced the signing of right-handed pitcher Jordan Swagerty, a second-round pick (75th overall).
Wilson Betemit and Yuniesky Betancourt each hit a home run to back six strong innings from Zack Greinke, as the Kansas City Royals edged the Cleveland Indians, 2-1, in opener of a three-game set. Greinke (8-11) limited Cleveland to one run in six innings, giving up five hits and walking three. Joakim Soria pitched the ninth to get his 34th save and seal the victory for the Royals, who have won two in a row. The Royals and Indians play again tonight.
The 12th Tiger Club is sponsoring a Football Parade to be held on Friday, August 27th. That will be the Salem Tigers first home football game against Thayer. Businesses, clubs, organizations, churches and individuals are encouraged to participate in the parade. Floats should line up around 5:30 between the Dent County Courthouse and East Salem Hill. The parade will take off around 6:00 pm and will arrive at the Salem Tiger Football Stadium before kick off. For more information contact Stephanie Floyd at 247-1441.
Funeral services for Casey Brown of Licking, age 13, will be held today at 11:00 at the Fox Funeral Home in Licking. Interment will be in the Hutchason Cemetery.
Funeral services for Rosie Bell Shivers of Sullivan, formerly of St. James, age 91, will be held today at 11:00 at the Assembly of God Church in St. James. Graveside services will be held at the Sunset Hills Cemetery in Potosi at 1:30. Memorials are suggested to the Assembly of God Church in St. James or Sullivan. All the arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James.
Funeral services for Elbie Hickman of Salem, age 70, will be held Friday at 6:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 4:00 until service time. Interment will be held a later date.
Funeral services for Elsa Elvira Day of Bunker, age 97, will be held Saturday at noon at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 10:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Swiney Cemetery in Bunker.
Memorial Mass for Rita Ann (Verkamp) Hertfelder of Las Vegas, Nevada, formerly of St. James, age 76, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the Immaculate Conception Church in St. James. Visitation will be from 11:30 until service time. Interment will be in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery. All the arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James.
Cremation arrangements for Sharon Kay Kerrigan of Omaha, Nebraska, age 53 are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary in Salem.
Graveside services for Georgia K. Wisdom of Salem, age 75, will be held at a later date in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. All arrangements are under the direction of the Dent County Memorial Chapel.
Today..Mostly cloudy this morning, becoming partly sunny this afternoon, high of 88.
Tonight..Partly cloudy, low of 65.
Thursday..Mostly sunny, high of 92.
Thursday night..Partly cloudy, low near 70.
Friday..Partly cloudy with a slight chance for showers, high of 92.
Friday night..Partly cloudy, low around 70.