Sports – Thursday, May 23rd

| May 23, 2013 | 7:41 am
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The Missouri softball team hopes its NCAA Super Regional rematch with Washington ends with a return to the Women’s College World Series after a one-year absence.  Mizzou last qualified for the College World Series in 2011, defeating the Huskies in a two-game sweep in Columbia. The teams meet in Columbia tonight at 8 p.m. as Missouri aims for its fourth World Series appearance since 2009.  The series’ second game is set for 5 p.m. Friday, with the third and final game scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, if necessary.  Missouri (38-12) is again led by senior pitcher Chelsea Thomas, who has 14 no-hitters in her college career. Washington (41-15) has six batters hitting at least .300, including pitcher Kaitlin Inglesby, who also leads the Huskies in home runs.

J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer last night as the Houston Astros defeated the Kansas City Royals 3-1. Jordan Lyles improved to 2-1 on the year after allowing one run and six hits in his 50th career game. George Kottaras hit an RBI double for the Royals.

Tyler Lyons pitched seven solid innings in his major league debut last night, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-3 victory over the San Diego Padres. Matt Holliday hit an RBI triple and Yadier Molina had four hits to help Lyons pick up his first career win. Padres starter Burch Smith was rocked for four runs and five hits in one inning of work.

INTERLEAGUE

Final Atlanta 8 Minnesota 3

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Texas 3 Oakland 1
Final Toronto 4 Tampa Bay 3, 10 Innings
Final Detroit 11 Cleveland 7
Final Baltimore 6 N-Y Yankees 3
Final L.A. Angels 7 Seattle 1
Final Boston 6 Chi White Sox 2
Final Houston 3 Kansas City 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Cincinnati 7 N-Y Mets 4
Final L.A. Dodgers 9 Milwaukee 2
Final Colorado 4 Arizona 1
Final Washington 2 San Francisco 1, 10 Innings
Final Pittsburgh 1 Chi Cubs 0
Final Philadelphia 3 Miami 0
Final St. Louis 5 San Diego 3

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