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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Luke Hochevar pitched his second career shutout last night in the Kansas City Royals’ 8-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Hochevar allowed seven hits and struck out eight batters for his fifth victory of the year. Eric Hosmer homered and Yuniesky Betancourt had three RBIs for the Royals.
The Royals match up with the Rays again tonight at 7:10.
MIAMI (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals rallied late to beat the Miami Marlins 8-7 last night in 10 innings. Rafael Furcal drove in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning after Yadier Molina tied the game in the ninth with a two-run homer. John Buck hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th for Miami before Cardinals closer Jason Motte shut the door.
The Redbirds take on the Marlins again tonight at 6:10.
NEW YORK (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals prospect Mike Swinson has been suspended for 50 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance under baseball’s minor league drug program.
Swinson, an outfielder for Class-A Palm Beach, tested positive for Methylhexanimine.
The commissioner’s office announced the ban on Monday and said it was effective immediately.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – The University of Missouri has unveiled plans to upgrade athletic facilities as it moves to the Southeastern Conference. Plans released yesterday call for the addition of 6,000 seats at Memorial Stadium, which currently has a capacity of roughly 71,000. University curators will discuss the plans today.
DALLAS (AP) — A former Baylor basketball player is facing federal extortion charges for allegedly threatening to release “derogatory information” about Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III. Richard Khamir Hurd’s bond was set at $25,000 after his first appearance today in federal court in Waco, Texas. Griffin was selected by the Washington Redskins with the second overall pick in this year’s NFL draft.
Carrollton schools have announced the Grades 2-8 baseball prep camp scheduled for June 26-27-28 has been cancelled due to heat. Reschedule date will likely be in Spring 2013-TBA. Any questions please call Coach Schachtsiek at (660) 322-0498
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.
Former Missouri State swimmer Chris Novak made his 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials debut at the CenturyLink Center on Monday (June 25) competing in the 100 breaststroke prelims. The 2011 graduate entered the event seeded 142nd out of 144 entries.
The Kansas City, Mo., native won the first heat with a time of 1:04.98, less than .30 seconds off his lifetime best. His mark was the 95th fastest time on Monday as he moved up 47 spots from his initial seed position.
USC Trojan John Criste surprised the field with the quickest time (1:00.30) during the preliminary session, edging four-time Olympic medalist and former world record holder Brendan Hansen by .01 seconds.
Novak will now have two days of rest before competing in the 200 breast on Thursday, June 28.