ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie Shelby Miller worked seven innings of three-hit ball, Matt Carpenter and Carlos Beltran each homered as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Atlanta Braves for the third straight time, 6-2 last night. The Cardinals, who began the night one game back in the NL Central, will go for the four-game sweep today with Lance Lynn on the mound.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jordan Zimmermann rebounded from one of his worst career outings to go seven and two-thirds strong innings, and the Washington Nationals beat the Kansas City Royals 7-2 last night. After a 19-5 surge gave fans hope for an end to a 27-year playoff drought, the fading Royals have lost seven in a row and 10 of their last 12 games.
Boston 4, L.A. Dodgers 2
Detroit 3, N.Y. Mets 0
Oakland 2, Baltimore 1
Cleveland 7, Minnesota 2
Tampa Bay 4, N.Y. Yankees 2
Chicago White Sox 3, Texas 2
Houston 8, Toronto 5
L.A. Angels 5, Seattle 1
Arizona 12, Philadelphia 7, 18 innings
Miami 3, Colorado 0
Cincinnati 6, Milwaukee 3
Chicago Cubs 3, San Diego 2
San Francisco 6, Pittsburgh 3
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger and Kansas City’s Alex Smith fought to a first-half draw and the Chiefs topped the Steelers 26-20 in overtime Saturday night. Kansas City won the exhibition contest on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Chase Daniel to Rico Richardson on the first possession of overtime.
DENVER (AP) — Rookie linebacker Alec Ogletree ruined Ronnie Hillman’s night with a strip-and-score takeaway and kept Peyton Manning from turning all those passes into points with a big interception. Yet the St. Louis Rams’ lost 27-26 at Denver Saturday night. Ogletree also had six tackles and two pass breakups in a breakout preseason performance.
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Matt Kenseth held off Kasey Kahne down the stretch to take the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kenseth’s fifth win of the Sprint Cup season allowed him to clinch a spot in the Chase for the championship. Juan Pablo Montoya was third, followed by Brian Vickers, Joey Logano.