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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Moustakas walked with bases loaded in the 11th inning last night to give the Kansas City Royals a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Kansas City’s Alcides Escobar hit a two-run triple in the ninth inning to send the game into extras. Brewers reliever Kameron Loe took the loss after loading the bases in the 11th.

The Royals wrap up that three game set with Milwaukee tonight at 7:10.

NEW YORK (AP) — Royals manager Ned Yost will coach on the AL side for the All-Star game next month in Kansas City. Yost and Oakland’s Bob Melvin will be on the AL squad run by Texas manager Ron Washington. Retired Cardinals manager Tony La Russa will run the NL team.


ST. LOUIS (AP) – Lance Lynn outdueled Jake Peavy last night in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 1-0 win over the Chicago White Sox. Lynn struck out a career-high 12 batters and Carlos Beltran’s solo homer provided the Cardinals’ only run. Peavy notched six strikeouts and allowed one earned run for Chicago.

The Redbirds face the White Sox again tonight at 7:15.


ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter took a step forward in rehabbing a shoulder injury that has sidelined him all season, throwing off a mound for the first time.

The 2006 NL Cy Young winner threw 26 pitches Wednesday several hours before the Cardinals played the Chicago White Sox. He’s scheduled to throw again Friday, then a few more times next week.

The Cardinals are hopeful Carpenter, who was 11-9 last season and then went 4-0 in the postseason for the World Series champions, can return sometime after the All-Star break. Carpenter broke down in spring training with a nerve-related ailment that sapped strength in his throwing shoulder, after throwing 273 1-3 innings in the 2011 regular season and postseason.

The 37-year-old Carpenter said the intensity level was comparable to a session prior to the team reporting for spring training in mid-February. The right-hander said everything feels fine and is guardedly optimistic he’ll pitch this season.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs have placed backup tight end Martin Rucker on injured reserve with a knee injury that will require surgery. The Chiefs made the move yesterday while in the midst of a three-day minicamp. The former Missouri star was signed as a free agent to provide depth behind Tony Moeaki.


KANSAS CITY, Kan. – It took 10 innings, but Newark prevented a sweep by Kansas City when an RBI single from Juan Martinez broke the 1-1 stalemate and gave the Bears a 2-1 victory, their only win of the three-game series at CommunityAmerica Ballpark on Wednesday. Newark took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when leadoff hitter Alex Bardeguez tripled and then scored on a ground out.

Bears starter Mike Ness held the T-Bones scoreless through five innings, but the Kansas City drought ended in the bottom of the sixth when Trevor Coleman led off with a home run, tying the game 1-1. After surrendering one run in the first inning, T-Bones right-hander Josh Rainwater shut out the Bears for the remainder of regulation, striking out five batters while allowing eight hits and no walks in nine innings of solid pitching.

The stalemate continued until Martinez singled in Billy Alvino in the tenth inning, giving the Bears a 2-1 lead that the T-Bones could not overcome.

“We just left too many guys on base,” said manager Kenny Hook. “And we need to score more than one run.”

Prior to this week, Kansas City had not won more than a single game in any home series this season. While they won a home series for the first time in 2012, they have yet to secure their first sweep.

The T-Bones have Thursday off before leaving Friday morning for a three-game series in Wichita.


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Former Nebraska coach Doc Sadler has been hired as the director of basketball operations at Kansas, making his return to the Big 12 after one season coaching in the Big Ten.

Sadler replaces Barry Hinson, who served as Kansas coach Bill Self’s director of basketball operations the past two seasons. Hinson was recently hired to coach Southern Illinois.

Self announced Sadler’s hiring in a news release Wednesday.

Sadler was fired after finishing 12-16 in his fifth season with the Huskers, and their first season as members of the Big Ten. He spent the previous five years going against the Jayhawks as members of the Big 12, and has a career coaching record of 269-146 in 13 seasons, including a 149-107 in eight seasons at the Division I level.


The Excelsior Springs Elks Lodge will host their annual charity golf tournament on Saturday June sixteenth. Committee Member Daniel Saunders says funds from the event will benefit the Brooke Baxter Memorial Fund and other local scholarships.

Entries are limited to thirty-six teams and the cost is two-hundred-and-sixty dollars per team. The tournment will be followed by dinner and a live band on Saturday evening at the Elks Lodge.