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HOUSTON (AP) — Bruce Chen led the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros yesterday. Chen allowed one run and struck out six batters on three days’ rest. Alex Gordon tripled and scored for the Royals.

The Royals are off today. The St. Louis Cardinals will be coming to Kaufman for a three game weekend series starting Friday night at 7:10.


DETROIT (AP) — Jake Westbrook pitched his first complete game since May 2010 in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 3-1 win over the Detroit Tigers last night. Westbrook allowed five hits and struck out five for his sixth victory of the year. Daniel Descalso started the Cardinals scoring with a sacrifice fly in the fifth.

The Redbirds are in Detroit to take on the Tigers again this afternoon at 12:05.


CHICAGO (AP) — The Southeastern Conference’s Mike Slive says he and his fellow commissioners would like to come out of the latest BCS meetings ready to make a “comprehensive presentation” on a four-team playoff to the university presidents.

Slive, the 10 other major college football conference commissioners and Notre Dame’s athletic director are back in Chicago for another round of talks about creating two national semifinals that would lead to a title game.

Before the meetings began Wednesday, Slive told reporters the commissioners don’t need to complete a plan for a new postseason before they leave Thursday.

He says: “We’d like to get as far as we need to get to make a comprehensive presentation to our presidents next week.”

The BCS Presidential Oversight Committee meets Tuesday in Washington.


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.