Jeff Francoeur and Eric Hosmer combined for three RBIs in the ninth inning to help the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 in a game that didn’t end until early this morning. The game was delayed an hour before the first pitch and another 4 hours, 32 minutes in the top of the ninth. Making his major league debut, Cardinals rookie Michael Wacha allowed just one run in seven innings.
Hall of Famer George Brett has been appointed the Royals’ interim hitting coach. The team announced the move before Thursday’s game in St. Louis. Brett has helped the Royals in spring training for years, but has turned down full-time job offers because he didn’t want to deal with the daily grind.
Final Texas 9 Arizona 5
Final Chi Cubs 8 Chi White Sox 3
Final Seattle 7 San Diego 1
Final San Francisco 5 Oakland 2
Final Boston 9 Philadelphia 2
Final Cleveland 7 Cincinnati 1
Final Pittsburgh 1 Detroit 0, 11 Innings
Final N-Y Mets 3 N-Y Yankees 1
Final Baltimore 2 Washington 0
Final Tampa Bay 5 Miami 2
Final Atlanta 11 Toronto 3
Final Minnesota 8 Milwaukee 6
Final Houston 7 Colorado 5
Final L.A. Angels 3 L.A. Dodgers 2
Final Kansas City 4 St. Louis 2
Top-seeded Kansas State is set to host an NCAA tournament regional for the first time this weekend. The Wildcats open the baseball tournament against in-state rival Wichita State today. Kansas State beat the Shockers twice earlier this season.
Westminster Christian Academy takes on Logan-Rogersville at 4 p.m. Friday in the semifinal games in Missouri High School Class 4 Baseball. Boonville faces Oak Grove at 7 p.m.