Sports – Saturday July 20th

| July 20, 2013 | 6:38 am
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MLB

(Kansas City, MO)  –  Ervin Santana and two relievers combined on a two-hitter as the Royals blanked the Tigers 1-0 at Kauffman Stadium.  Santana went seven-and-a-third innings and allowed the pair of hits while walking one and striking out six to improve to 6-and-6.  Greg Holland closed things out for his 23rd save.  Billy Butler’s RBI single in the first inning was all of the offense for Kansas City, which ends a five-game slide.  Anibal Sanchez surrendered the one run over six frames for Detroit to fall to 7-and-7.  The Tigers have dropped three out of five.

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(St. Louis, MO)  –  Jake Westbrook shined at the plate and on the mound as the Cardinals held off the surging Padres 9-6 at Busch Stadium.  Westbrook went 3-for-3 with two runs and an RBI for St. Louis, which has won three of its last four.  On the mound, he allowed two runs in six-and-two-thirds innings for his sixth win.  Matt Carpenter was 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run in the win.  Edward Mujica [[ moo-HEE-kuh ]] locked up his 27th save.  Everth Cabrera knocked in two runs and scored once for San Diego, which has lost five-of-six.  Jason Marquis [[ mar-key ]] allowed six runs in five-and-one-third frames for the loss.  The Padres scored all their runs in the seventh inning and later.

In other games Friday night

Tampa Bay 8, Toronto 5

Boston 4, N.Y. Yankees 2

Baltimore 3, Texas 1

Atlanta 6, Chicago White Sox 4

Minnesota 3, Cleveland 2

Seattle 10, Houston 7

L.A. Angels 4, Oakland 1

L.A. Dodgers 3, Washington 2

Philadelphia 13, N.Y. Mets 8

Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh 3

Milwaukee 2, Miami 0

Chicago Cubs 3, Colorado 1

San Francisco 2, Arizona 0

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NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR suspended the use of aerial camera systems, nearly two months after a Fox Sports cable snapped and injured fans and damaged some cars at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Ten people were injured during the Coca-Cola 600 when part of the drive rope landed in the grandstand on May 26.

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NHL

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues and forward Chris Stewart avoided arbitration and agreed to terms on a two-year contract. The 25-year-old Stewart was a restricted free agent after leading the team in scoring. He played in all 48 games and had 36 points, including 18 goals. Stewart has 100 goals and 202 points in 319 career NHL games, including 48 goals and 89 points in 153 games with the Blues.

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