Billy Butler and Mike Moustakas each had two RBIs last night as the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-6. Five other players drove in runs for the Royals including Melky Cabrera, who homered in the seventh. Jeff Francis pitched six solid innings for his fifth win of the season. The Royals take two out of three in the series and head to Cleveland for a three game weekend series beginning tonight. Felipe Paulino for the Royals against the Tribe’s Ubaldo Jiminez.
Final N-Y Yankees 22 Oakland 9
Final Baltimore 6 Minnesota 1
Final Detroit 2 Tampa Bay 0
Final Boston 6 Texas 0
Matt Holliday belted a three-run homer to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-4 last night. David Freese hit the go-ahead single in the fifth for the Cardinals, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Pittsburgh lost for the sixth time in nine games. The Cards and Pirates continue the weekend series tonight at Busch Stadium. Jake Westbrook for the Redbirds against the Bucs’ James McDonald.
Final Atlanta 8 Chi Cubs 3
Final Arizona 8 Washington 1
Final Houston 3 San Francisco 1
Cincinnati at Florida (7:10 p.m., postponed, )
The St. Louis Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs meet in the annual Governor’s Cup showdown tonight. Starters for both squads figure to get more playing time in this contest. Off the field, donations will be accepted to aid recovery efforts in Joplin, which was devastated by a tornado in May.
Final Cincinnati 24 Carolina 13
Final Philadelphia 24 Cleveland 14
Final Baltimore 34 Washington 3
Missouri State quarterback Trevor Wooden will miss the season opener next week after being suspended for violating team rules. Coach Terry Allen says Wooden made a poor decision, but will continue practicing with the team. Allen says Wooden could earn his job back for the second game of the season.
We’re just a couple of days away from the kick-off of the High School Football season and there’s plenty of action coming your way Friday night. The Carrolton Trojans travel to Blair Oaks to take on the Falcons. Catch that game on 101. 3 “The Grenade” beginning the pre-game show at 6:45. The High School Football Game of the Week features the State Champion Richmond Spartans and the Tigers of Excelsior Springs. That game comes to you on 103.9 KRLI. The pre-game also right around 6:45. Of course, we wrap the night’s games up with the 5th Quarter show here on KMZU beginning at right around 9:30.
Some High School Girls softball scores from last night:
Northwestern Lady Eagles 4, Tina, 3
Centralia, 10 Salisbury, 0