University of Central Missouri senior left-handed pitcher Zach Davis was selected in the 25th round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft on Saturday by the Houston Astros. Davis was pick No. 736. Davis (Carrollton, Mo./Longview CC) becomes the 31st Mule to be drafted by a major league organization and will be the 56th to sign with a major league franchise, the fourth draft pick and fifth signee for recently retired head coach Tom Myers. The Houston Astros are owned by former UCM All-American pitcher, Jim Crane.
James Shields kept making critical pitches to escape trouble as the Kansas City Royals squeaked out a 2-1 win over the Yankees yesterday. The Royals have won the last seven games that Shields has started. The Royals scored both of their runs off Hiroki Kuroda in the second inning.
Jaime Garcia and two relievers combined on a three-hitter as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-0 yesterday. Garcia allowed three hits in seven innings, walked three and struck out four to win for the first time in three starts. Pat Neshek worked the eighth and Trevor Rosenthal finished for the Cardinals.
Final Oakland 11 Baltimore 1
Final Seattle 5 Tampa Bay 0
Final Houston 14 Minnesota 5
Final Cleveland 3 Texas 2
Final L.A. Angels 4 Chi White Sox 2
Final Boston 5 Detroit 3
Final Cincinnati 4 Philadelphia 1
Final Milwaukee 1 Pittsburgh 0
Final Miami 4 Chi Cubs 3
Final San Francisco 6 N-Y Mets 4
Final Arizona 6 Atlanta 5
Final L.A. Dodgers 6 Colorado 1, 5 Innings
Final Washington 6 San Diego 0
Dale Earnhardt Jr. passed Brad Keselowski with five laps to go and won the Pocono 400. He paired his first career win at Pocono with his Daytona 500 championship for his first multi-win season since 2004. Keselowski finished second, followed by Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson.