(AP) – In a tournament that has given rise to the lower class, where double-digit seeds have become adept at knocking off the game’s blue bloods, the ninth-seeded Shockers’ upset of No. 1 seed Gonzaga has quietly put them in a position to make an improbable run at the Final Four. The Shockers (28-8) take on No. 13 seed La Salle tomorrow night in Los Angeles, and then would get sixth-seeded Arizona or No. 2 seed Ohio State for a spot in Atlanta.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Salvador Perez hit a two-run double last night in the Kansas City Royals’ 8-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Royals starter Wade Davis allowed two runs and four hits in five innings.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Shelby Miller pitched four-plus solid innings yesterday to lead the St. Louis Cardinals past the Minnesota Twins 4-3. Miller allowed one run and six hits for the Cardinals, who rewarded him with the fifth spot in the starting rotation. Twins starter Mike Pelfrey gave up one run and five hits in five innings.
UNDATED (AP) – Kyle Lohse (lohsh) has found a new team after going 16-3 with a 2.86 ERA for the St. Louis Cardinals last season. A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that Lohse and the Milwaukee Brewers have reached agreement on a three-year contract worth $33 million. He is 118-109 lifetime with a 4.45 ERA in 12 seasons with Minnesota, Cincinnati, Philadelphia and St. Louis.
UNDATED (AP) — Denny Hamlin suffered a compression fracture in his lower spine during a last-lap crash while racing for the win against former teammate Joey Logano Sunday, and Joe Gibbs Racing has given no indication how long its driver could be sidelined. Hamlin is expected to be released from the hospital and return to North Carolina for further evaluation. NASCAR does not race this weekend, but returns to action April 7 at Martinsville Speedway, where Hamlin has four victories.