MLB

Omar Infante hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning to help the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 11-8 last night. Kansas City has won a season-high eight straight to pull within a half-game of the AL Central-leading Tigers. Jason Vargas gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks to win his third straight.

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The St. Louis Cardinals got effective work from rookie pitchers subbing for ace Adam Wainwright in a 6-2 victory over the New York Mets last night. Carlos Martinez allowed an unearned run in four innings in his second career start. Nick Greenwood allowed a run on two hits in 3 1-3 innings to win in his major league debut for St. Louis.

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INTERLEAGUE

Final Seattle 5 San Diego 1

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Cleveland 4 L.A. Angels 3

Final Tampa Bay 5 Baltimore 4

Final Boston 1 Minnesota 0

Final Texas 14 Oakland 8

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NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Chi Cubs 5 Miami 4, 13 Innings

Final Philadelphia 6 Atlanta 1, 13 Innings

Final Milwaukee 9 Arizona 3

Final L.A. Dodgers 6 Colorado 1

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WORLD CUP SOCCER

Final Germany 4 Portugal 0

Final Nigeria 0 Iran 0

Final United States 2 Ghana 1

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NCAA Basketball

The University of Missouri and Oklahoma State University announced on Monday that the former Big Seven, Big Eight and Big 12 rivals will meet once again on the basketball hardwood on Dec. 30, 2014, at Sprint Center in Kansas City. Game time and television information for the game will be announced at a later date.  Missouri is under the direction of first-year head coach Kim Anderson, who returns to his alma mater after winning the 2014 NCAA Division II National Championship at the University of Central Missouri.