(Philadelphia, PA) – Pinch-hitter Kevin Frandsen unloaded a three-run double with two outs in the ninth to lift the Phillies to a 4-3 win over the visiting Royals. Ben Revere singled in the other run for Philadelphia, which moved to 2-and-3 on the year. Antonio Bastardo picked up the win in relief after starter John Lannan allowed three runs across seven innings. Miguel Tejada was 1-for-3 with two RBI for Kansas City, which fell to 2-and-3. Closer Greg Holland blew the save and took the loss for the Royals. The Royals will go for the series win this afternoon in Philly with James Shield on the mound facing Cole Hamels; first pitch at 12:35 Central time.
American League Match-ups Sunday
N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 0-1) at Detroit (Verlander 1-0), 1:05 p.m.
Boston (Lester 1-0) at Toronto (Dickey 0-1), 1:07 p.m.
Minnesota (P.Hernandez 0-0) at Baltimore (Hammel 1-0), 1:35 p.m.
Cleveland (Masterson 1-0) at Tampa Bay (Price 0-0), 1:40 p.m.
Oakland (Anderson 0-1) at Houston (Harrell 0-1), 2:10 p.m.
Seattle (Iwakuma 1-0) at Chicago White Sox (Sale 1-0), 2:10 p.m.
L.A. Angels (Weaver 0-0) at Texas (Darvish 1-0), 8:05 p.m.
(All times Easten)
(San Francisco, CA) – Carlos Beltran was 2-for-4 with three RBI as the Cardinals picked up a 6-3 win over the Giants. Pete Kozma went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored as St. Louis moved to 2-and-3. Shelby Miller picked up the win going five-and-a-third innings while allowing two runs. Mitchell Boggs pitched the ninth for his first save. Pablo Sandoval had a solo homer and RBI single for San Francisco, which fell to 3-and-2. Hunter Pence also lifted a solo home run for the Giants. Ryan Vogelsong was tagged for five runs on nine hits in just five-and-a-third innings to suffer the loss. The cardinals will try to slap the Giants again with Adam Wainright on the mound with Matt Cin in opposition for San Francisco; first pitch at 12:05 Central.
National League Match-ups Sunday
Miami (Fernandez 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Laffey 0-0), 1:10 p.m.
Washington (Strasburg 1-0) at Cincinnati (Cueto 0-0), 1:10 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 1-0) at Atlanta (Hudson 0-0), 1:35 p.m.
Kansas City (Shields 0-1) at Philadelphia (Hamels 0-1), 1:35 p.m.
Arizona (Kennedy 1-0) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 0-0), 2:10 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Locke 0-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 0-1), 4:10 p.m.
San Diego (Volquez 0-1) at Colorado (Chacin 0-0), 4:10 p.m.
Final Four Basketball
ATLANTA (AP) — Luke Hancock came off the bench to score 20 points, and Louisville advanced to the NCAA title game last night, escaping with a 72-68 victory over Wichita State. It was the 15th straight victory for the top-seeded Cardinals, who will play the Michigan Wolverines for the national title tomorrow night.
ATLANTA (AP) — The NCAA’s smaller schools are finally getting their chance on the big stage, including a home state contender. The Division Two and Division Three national championships will be played today at Philips Arena in Atlanta as part of the Final Four weekend and the NCAA’s 75th anniversary celebration. Drury, from Springfield, Missouri will be chasing its first Division Two national title when it faces two-time champion, Metropolitan State of Denver.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – There is still tension in the air, though slightly less than it was two weeks ago following a firecracker finish with sparks and ill-tempers at Auto Club Speedway. As thios weekend began Friday at Martinsville Speedway that races high profile drivers — Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano and Tony Stewart are still the talk of the town; even though all three are adamant the focus is not on some new rivalry. They insist they are focused on navigating just over half a mile paper-clip layout of one of the league’s charter tracks during this afternoon’s STP Gas Booster 500. It gets the green flag at high noon, Central time.