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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jarrod Dyson scored the game-winning run on a misguided cutoff throw in the bottom of the ninth to give the Kansas City Royals a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers last night. Eric Hosmer added a two-run homer earlier in the game for Kansas City. Brewers closer John Axford blew a save chance for the second straight night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — David Freese homered and drove in three runs last night to lead the St. Louis Cardinals past the Chicago White Sox 5-3. Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook got the win after allowing three runs in six innings. Adam Dunn hit a three-run homer for the White Sox.
The Redbirds and Royals match up tonight at 7:15 at Busch Stadium to open up a three game weekend series.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams have signed outside linebacker Rocky McIntosh to a free-agent contract. The 29-year-old McIntosh could challenge for a starting spot in St. Louis after spending the past six seasons with the Washington Redskins. Rams coach Jeff Fisher says McIntosh’s familiarity with the defensive system is a major plus.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams are heading to arbitration over what to do about the Edward Jones Dome.
The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, which runs the facility and leases it to the Rams, voted Thursday to begin the arbitration process. The two sides remain far apart on plans to upgrade the dome.
The 30-year lease signed when the Rams moved to St. Louis from Los Angeles prior to the 1995 season requires the dome to be among the top quarter of NFL stadiums in 15 separate categories. If it isn’t, the team can break the lease after the 2014 season.
Negotiations began in February with the CVC proposing $124 million in improvements. The Rams countered with a much broader plan that city officials said could cost $700 million.
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Mark Martin exceeded 201 miles per hour during a test session Thursday on Michigan International Speedway’s newly paved surface, part of an eye-opening morning in which all but two drivers were fast enough to break the track’s qualifying record.
Martin’s fastest lap was 201.089 mph. Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Dale Earnhardt Jr. also cracked the 200 mark. Qualifying is Saturday for Sunday’s 400-mile Sprint Cup race. Ryan Newman set the qualifying record of 194.232 mph in 2005.
The MIS repaving began following the Sprint Cup race in August. It was the fourth repaving for the track, which has hosted Sprint Cup races since 1969.
The last day to pre-register for the 2012 Odessa Football Camp is today (Fri). Spokesperson Tahnami Gittinger says it is for second through seventh graders.
Those who are not able to pre-register can show up Monday. Cost is 25 dollars per child.
The Excelsior Springs Elks Lodge will host their annual charity golf tournament on Saturday June sixteenth. Committee Member Daniel Saunders says funds from the event will benefit the Brooke Baxter Memorial Fund and other local scholarships.
Entries are limited to thirty-six teams and the cost is two-hundred-and-sixty dollars per team. The tournment will be followed by dinner and a live band on Saturday evening at the Elks Lodge.