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HOUSTON (AP) — Luke Hochevar pitched seven-plus strong innings last night as the Kansas City Royals blanked the Houston Astros 2-0. Hochevar earned his first win since May 12th after allowing five hits and striking out six hitters. Jonathan Broxton earned his 17th save of the season.
The Royals are in Houston to wrap up that three game series with the Astros again at 1:05 this afternoon.
DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander led the Detroit Tigers to a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals last night. Verlander allowed one earned run in seven innings and worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh inning to help the Tigers hold on. Cardinals rookie Lance Lynn took the loss after giving up five runs in five innings.
The Redbirds are in Detroit to take on the Tigers again tonight at 6:05.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Kansas City has set up a social media response team to help visitors enjoy their visit to the city during the All-Star festivities. The team will track what people are saying on Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare in the days leading up to the July 10th game at Kauffman Stadium. A similar setup was used at this year’s Super Bowl in Indianapolis.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte renew their rivalry at next week’s U.S. Olympic trials, where both swimmers are entered in seven events, including six against each other.
They’ll open the eight-day meet in Omaha, Neb., on Monday in the 400-meter individual medley, a grueling event that Phelps had said he wasn’t going to swim anymore after the 2008 Olympics, where he won a record eight gold medals. He holds the world record in the event.
Their other events against each other will be the 100 and 200 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 200 IM and 100 butterfly. Phelps is entered in the 200 butterfly; Lochte is set to swim the 100 back.
Phelps’ other world records are in the 100 and 200 butterfly. He holds the American record in the 200 free.
There will be free sports physicals available at Waverly Clinic Wednesday August 1st from 2-5 and again on Thursday, August 2nd also from 2-5 p.m.