>>Royals Routed By Yanks

(Bronx, NY)  —  Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer and Lyle Overbay added a grand slam to power the Yankees to an 8-1 rout of the Royals at Yankee Stadium.  Ivan Nova allowed just five hits and one run in eight innings for the win as New York snapped a three-game losing streak.  Wade Davis took the loss for KC.  Eric Hosmer doubled in the lone run for KC in the eighth.

>>Royals Wrap Up Series With Yanks Today

(Bronx, NY)  —  The Royals will try to make it three-of-four in the Bronx when they play the Yankees in the finale of their four-game series this afternoon.  The Yankees could be getting their captain back today.  FoxSports.com reports Derek Jeter will return to the lineup for this afternoon’s series finale.  The 39-year-old has been out all season, but played in his fourth minor league rehab game on Wednesday.  Jeter is working his way back from an ankle that’s been broken twice.  Ervin Santana takes the ball for KC.  Veteran lefty Andy Pettitte [[ PET-it ]] pitches for New York.  After today, the Royals play three in Cleveland.

>>Cards Clip Astros

(St. Louis, MO)  —  Matt Carpenter hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Cardinals held on for a 5-4 victory over the visiting Astros.  Matt Holliday also knocked in two runs for St. Louis, which swept the two-game series in Missouri.  Shelby Miller allowed three runs in five innings for a no decision.  Seth Maness picked up the win while Edward Mujica [[ moo-HE-kuh ]] added his 25th save.

>>Carpenter To Start Rehab In Springfield

(Undated)  —  St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter will begin his rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield on Monday.  His pitch count will be limited to 60 pitches.  Carpenter tossed a simulated game prior to last night’s game against the Astros.  Carpenter is on his way back from a nerve injury in his right shoulder.

>>Cards, Cubs End First Half

(Chicago, IL)  —  The Cardinals and Cubs end the first half of the season in Chicago with a four-game series.  The Cards send Jake Westbrook to the mound opposite Edwin Jackson for Game One tonight.  Joe Kelly goes in the second game against Carlos Villanueva on Friday afternoon.