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Phil Hughes beat Kansas City for the second time this month in the New York Yankees’ 3-2 victory over the Royals last night. Robinson Cano homered and Derek Jeter added an RBI single for the Yankees. Jeff Francoeur hit a solo home run for the Royals. The Royals face the Yankees again tonight at 6:05.
The Royals will lend some hometown flavor to the Legends & Celebrity Softball Game during All-Star Weekend. George Brett, Bo Jackson and Mike Sweeney are among the former Royals players on the roster for the July 8th game. Kauffman Stadium will host the All-Star Game two days later.
Adam Wainwright tossed a four-hitter last night as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 4-0. Wainwright struck out nine and walked one for his first shutout since August 2010. Carlos Beltran had two hits and two RBIs for the Cardinals. The Redbirds wrap up that three game series with the Padres tonight at 7:15.
Cardinals reliever Kyle McClellan says he will not need surgery on his sore right elbow. McClellan said Tuesday that a second opinion from noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews confirmed an earlier diagnosis by team medical director Dr. George Paletta.
McClellan said he received an injection of platelets in his arm designed to help speed the recovery. He said he believes he’ll be able to begin throwing in six weeks and would like to return to the Cardinals in August.
He went on the disabled last Friday with a strained ulnar collateral ligament and partly torn flexor muscle near his right elbow. He had pitched the previous day in San Francisco and left in the seventh inning. McClellan has a 5.30 ERA in 16 appearances.
Los Angeles County prosecutors have declined to file felony charges against four men arrested for a postgame beating and brawl outside Dodger Stadium over the weekend. Police said the Sunday night fight after a 6-5 Dodger victory over St. Louis was just a minor fender-bender that spiraled out of control.
Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson is the latest former player to sue the National Football League and seek compensation for head injuries. So far, more than 1,000 former NFL players are suing the league, saying enough was not done to inform them about the dangers of concussions.