ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have rebounded from a cold spell behind seven strong innings from Jake Westbrook. Allen Craig had two RBIs and Matt Holliday had two doubles in the 4-1 win over the Miami Marlins. St. Louis came in having lost eight of 11 games.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tommy Milone couldn’t quite complete the shutout, but for eight innings he dominated the red-hot bats of the Kansas City Royals. The Oakland A’s pitcher carried a shutout into the ninth in the 6-3 victory. Alcides Escobar and Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler had RBIs in the ninth for all of the Kansas City scoring.
N.Y. Yankees 3, Baltimore 2
Detroit 7, Cleveland 0
Toronto 4, Minnesota 0
Tampa Bay 8, Chicago White Sox 3
Seattle 4, Cincinnati 2
Texas 10, Houston 5
Boston 6, L.A. Angels 2
Pittsburgh 6, Chicago Cubs 2
Philadelphia 5, Atlanta 4
Washington 8, San Diego 5
N.Y. Mets 12, Milwaukee 5
Arizona 5, Colorado 0
L.A. Dodgers 10, San Francisco 2
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Matt Kenseth has won the Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
Kenseth was leading when the race resumed with two laps to go following a red-flag stoppage of nearly 10 minutes. James Buescher hooked onto his back bumper and the two broke away from the pack.
As Kenseth and Buescher sailed cleanly to the finish, the battle behind them was for third place. It went to Elliott Sadler, who picked up a $100,000 bonus from series sponsor Nationwide as the highest finishing driver in the “Dash 4 Cash” program.
Kurt Busch finished fourth in a car designed with the beloved City Chevrolet paint scheme from the “Days of the Thunder” movie. He and the Phoenix Racing crew spent much of the race in character with Busch reciting movie lines.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues have traded away defenseman Kris Russell just after signing him to a one-year deal. They swapped him to Calgary for a fifth-round pick next season. Russell became expandable after the Blues added Jay Bouwmeester and Jordan Leopold. He’d joined St. Louis in November 2011 from Columbus.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams could be a step closer to breaking their lease, a move that opens the possibility they’ll leave the city. The organization that runs the Edward Jones Dome confirmed yesterday that there will be no $700 million publicly funded upgrade to the facility. The Convention & Visitors Commission had informed the Rams it was unlikely to implement the plan.