(Boston, MA) — Pedro Ciriaco and Dustin Pedroia both homered to lead the Red Sox in an 8-6 win over the Royals. Jacoby Ellsbury, Cody Ross, James Loney and Mike Aviles also drove in a run for Boston, which has won two-of-three on the heels of a four-game slide. Pedro Beato gave up two runs through two innings of duty to register the win in relief of Felix Doubront. Lorenzo Cain clubbed a three-run homer and Tony Abreu knocked in a pair for the Royals, who have dropped three-of-four. Will Smith was saddled with the loss.
Royals manager Ned Yost says starter Will Smith was decent in defeat.
Royals starting and losing pitcher Will Smith expressed his disappointment with the outing.
The Roylas still have a chance to even the series with Luke Hochevar on the mound this afternoon. Boston pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka gets the start for the Bo Sox; first pitch at 12:35 Central time.
(Cincinnati, OH) – Allen Craig was 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI to help the Cardinals beat the Reds, 8-2. Matt Holliday was 4-for-5 with four RBI, while Adam Wainwright improved to 13-and-10 after allowing two runs across five-and-two-thirds innings. St. Louis took two-of-three from Cincinnati. Chris Heisey and Ryan Ludwick each had an RBI in the loss. Homer Bailey was rocked to the tune of five runs and nine hits in six innings to fall to 10-and-9.
Cardinals starting and winning pitcher Adam Wainwright says he’s starting to get back to form.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny says Allen Craig is continuing to turn heads.
The Cardinals travel to Pittsburg today to take on the Pirtates for a three game set. Kyle Lohse will get the start against Pirates Ace A.J. Burnett; first pitch at 6:05 Central time.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have released 14 players ahead of the NFL’s deadline to reach the 75-man roster limit, including former Kansas tight end Tim Biere.
The Chiefs made the cuts Sunday. The deadline is Monday afternoon.
There were no major surprises as the Chiefs trimmed their roster following a 44-14 loss to Seattle last Friday night. Kansas City plays its last preseason game against Green Bay on Thursday before a final cut to the 53-man limit the following night.
Other players released by the Chiefs were fullback Shane Bannon; defensive backs Dominique Ellis and Jean Fanor; linebackers Caleb Campbell and Dexter Heyman; offensive linemen Justin Cheadle and Cam Holland; defensive end Ethan Johnson; kicker Matt Szymanski; and wide receivers Jeremy Horne, Brandon Kinnie, Zeke Markshausen and Aaron Weaver.
(Undated) – College football starts later this week with some teams kicking off on Thursday. Missouri will get things underway on Saturday when it hosts Southeastern Louisiana. Kansas also kicks off Saturday evening at home against South Dakota State. The Wildcats of Kansas State get their start Saturday as well when they play host to Missouri State.