KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Carlos Beltran had three RBIs and Matt Holliday and Allen Craig each had two, powering the St. Louis Cardinals to an 11-8 victory Sunday and their first three-game sweep in Kansas City since 2009.
Beltran gave the Cardinals an early lead with a three-run homer in the first, lining Jonathan Sanchez’s 0-2 pitch 389 feet over the fence for his 20th home run after Craig doubled and Holliday walked.
Mike Moustakas had two home runs for the Royals, who gave up 41 hits and 30 runs to their state rivals in the three games. The previous weekend in St. Louis, the Royals won two out of three.
Kansas City will be hosting the Rays starting tonight at 7:10. The Redbirds travel to Florida to face the Marlins tonight at 6:10.
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Clint Bowyer raced to his first victory on a road course, and first with Michael Waltrip Racing, holding off Kurt Busch at Sonoma.
Bowyer dominated Sunday’s race, but defending race winner Busch was all over his bumper late.
A caution with four laps remaining set up a final restart and overtime finish, and forced Bowyer to earn the victory. He raced side-by-side with Busch at the green flag, but cleared Busch and pulled away for the win.
Tony Stewart passed Busch on the final lap to claim second, and Busch wound up third.
Brian Vickers was fourth for MWR, followed by Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon.
Greg Biffle was seventh, followed by pole-sitter Marcos Ambrose, AJ Allmendinger and Joey Logano.
(Eugene, OR) — A head-to-head sprint, or a coin toss will decide who gets the number-three slot for the U.S. women’s 100-meter event in this summer’s Olympics. Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh tied for third during the U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon Saturday night. All of the electronic timers and thousands of frames of photos came to the same conclusion: a dead heat.
U.S. track officials realized after the race that they don’t have a protocol for breaking ties. Nearly 24 hours after the race ended they came up with a solution, sort of. The runners will be allowed to choose between breaking the tie with a runoff, or a coin toss. If Felix and Tarmoh agree on which tiebreaker to use, that will determine who gets to go to London. If they don’t agree, third place will be decided by a runoff. U.S. track officials promise this will all be settled before the end of the trials next Sunday.
There will be free sports physicals available at Waverly Clinic Wednesday August 1st from 2-5 and again on Thursday, August 2nd also from 2-5 p.m.