KOMU.com http://www.komu.com/ KOMU.com Baseball Baseball en-us Copyright 2016, KOMU.com. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Mon, 2 May 2016 05:05:18 GMT Synapse CMS 10 KOMU.com http://www.komu.com/ 144 25 Royals snap losing streak with 4-1 win against Mariners http://www.komu.com/news/royals-snap-losing-streak-with-4-1-win-against-mariners/ http://www.komu.com/news/royals-snap-losing-streak-with-4-1-win-against-mariners/ Baseball Sun, 1 May 2016 6:46:36 PM The Associated Press Royals snap losing streak with 4-1 win against Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) — Eric Hosmer homered, Ian Kennedy took a shutout into the sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals ended a long scoreless streak and a five-game skid with a 4-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

Lorenzo Cain had an RBI single and scored a run, Alex Escobar had three hits and also scored for the Royals, who had been shut out in the first two games of this series.

Kennedy gave up four hits and struck out six in five-plus innings. He loading the bases in the sixth on two singles and a walk. Danny Duffy got two quick outs before Chris Iannetta hit a run-scoring single. However, Jarrod Dyson easily threw out Robinson Cano at home trying to score a second run.

Wade Davis pitched the ninth for his eighth save.

Taijuan Walker (2-1) gave up three runs and seven hits in five innings for Seattle.


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Scherzer, homers help Nationals sweep Cardinals, 6-1 http://www.komu.com/news/scherzer-homers-help-nationals-sweep-cardinals-6-1/ http://www.komu.com/news/scherzer-homers-help-nationals-sweep-cardinals-6-1/ Baseball Sun, 1 May 2016 4:45:00 PM The Associated Press Scherzer, homers help Nationals sweep Cardinals, 6-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Max Scherzer pitched seven strong innings to beat his hometown team for the first time, and the Washington Nationals completed a three-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals with a 6-1 victory Sunday.

Clint Robinson and Danny Espinosa hit back-to-back home runs, providing the power for Washington on a day when NL MVP Bryce Harper struck out all four times up.

Scherzer (3-1), who grew up in suburban St. Louis, struck out nine and scattered four singles. He didn't allow a runner past first base, earning his first win in five career starts against the Cardinals.

By finishing the weekend sweep, the Nationals emphatically ended years of frustration at Busch Stadium. It was their first series win in St. Louis since May 2007. Washington improved to 17-7 overall, the best start in club history through 24 games.


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Nelson, Howard and Lavy drive in six runs, lead Tigers 8-3 over Vols http://www.komu.com/news/nelson-howard-and-lavy-drive-in-six-runs-lead-tigers-8-3-over-vols/ http://www.komu.com/news/nelson-howard-and-lavy-drive-in-six-runs-lead-tigers-8-3-over-vols/ Baseball Sun, 1 May 2016 3:57:26 PM James Stanley, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Nelson, Howard and Lavy drive in six runs, lead Tigers 8-3 over Vols

COLUMBIA – Mizzou baseball [24-21, 7-14 SEC] defeated the Tennessee Volunteers at Taylor Stadium on Sunday 8-3 completing Mizzou’s first SEC sweep of 2016 and capping off the month of April with a four game win streak.

Freshman 3B Ian Nelson, junior SS Ryan Howard and senior 1B Zach Lavy combined for six of the Tigers eight runs, each with two RBIs. Lavy, leading the SEC in extra base hits with 30, drove in his two runs on a homerun shot over the right field wall in the fifth inning bringing his RBI total to 46.

Freshman LHP Michael Plassmeyer was awarded his fourth win of the season after going 5.1 innings pitched, allowing three runs, two of them earned, on seven hits fanning four Vols.

Missouri’s bullpen had a strong outing between RS sophomore RHP Cole Bartlett and senior LHP Austin Tribby. Between Bartlett and Tribby no runs were allowed on two hits, a walk, and four strikeouts.

On the flip side for Tennessee, freshman RHP Will Neely picked up his first collegiate loss giving up six runs, all six earned, on six hits, two walks, two hit batters and three strikeouts.

The last time Missouri had a 3-game sweep was more than a year ago on March 14th, 2015 against the Georgia Bulldogs.

The Tigers are set to travel to Sauget, Ill. to take on the Illinois Illini at GCS Ballpark in non-conference action on Tuesday, May 3. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. CST.

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Carlos Martinez rejoined Cardinals, started Sunday against the Nationals http://www.komu.com/news/carlos-martinez-rejoined-cardinals-started-sunday-against-the-nationals/ http://www.komu.com/news/carlos-martinez-rejoined-cardinals-started-sunday-against-the-nationals/ Baseball Sun, 1 May 2016 3:01:03 PM The Associated Press Carlos Martinez rejoined Cardinals, started Sunday against the Nationals

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez started Sunday against the Washington Nationals after leaving the team briefly to address a personal matter.

The 24-year-old Martinez is the object of a civil lawsuit filed against him by a woman in West Palm Beach, Fla., near the team's spring training site in Jupiter.

General manager John Mozeliak said Saturday he was aware of the case.

Martinez is 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA. He was to oppose Washington ace Max Scherzer.

The lawsuit filed in Miami seeks more than $1.5 million and accuses the pitcher of a negligent transmission of a sexual transmitted disease, It seeks actual and special damages along with mental anguish and exemplary damages. It also seeks punitive damages because of outrageous actions.


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Cardinals 3B coach Oquendo to have knee surgery, miss season http://www.komu.com/news/cardinals-3b-coach-oquendo-to-have-knee-surgery-miss-season/ http://www.komu.com/news/cardinals-3b-coach-oquendo-to-have-knee-surgery-miss-season/ Baseball Sun, 1 May 2016 2:57:03 PM The Associated Press Cardinals 3B coach Oquendo to have knee surgery, miss season

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals third base coach Jose Oquendo will undergo right knee replacement surgery next month and won't return to the team this season.

The 52-year-old Oquendo was in town Saturday to have the knee examined. He said the recovery time for the surgery is about six months.

Oquendo has been the third base coach for 16 seasons. He was placed on medical leave just before the season opener because of problems with the knee.

Oquendo is selling his house in St. Louis and moving to Florida, near where the team trains in Jupiter.

Chris Maloney is now coaching third base, with Bill Mueller moving to first, Maloney's old spot.

Oquendo had a 17-year career in the majors that included 10 seasons with St. Louis.


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Werth's bat, Ross' arm lead Nationals past Cardinals http://www.komu.com/news/werth-s-bat-ross-arm-lead-nationals-past-cardinals/ http://www.komu.com/news/werth-s-bat-ross-arm-lead-nationals-past-cardinals/ Baseball Sun, 1 May 2016 2:50:20 PM The Associated Press Werth's bat, Ross' arm lead Nationals past Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jayson Werth's three-run home run capped a four-run first inning and Joe Ross had another stingy outing for the Washington Nationals in a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.

Ross (3-0) allowed one run on six hits in six innings, raising his ERA to 0.79. He has given up only two runs in 22 2/3 innings.

Werth added an RBI single in the eighth, his fifth in the first two games of a weekend series and 10th of the year. Washington goes for a sweep Sunday after raising its record to 8-24 at 11-year-old Busch Stadium.

Opponents had been 2 for 13 with no runs in the first against Jaime Garcia (1-2) before the Nationals jumped on the lefty for four runs on three hits. Daniel Murphy had an RBI single before Werth hit his fourth over the left-field wall.

Garcia struck out six and walked three in 6 1/3 innings.

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Miley, Seager lead Mariners past Royals 6-0 http://www.komu.com/news/miley-seager-lead-mariners-past-royals-6-0/ http://www.komu.com/news/miley-seager-lead-mariners-past-royals-6-0/ Baseball Sun, 1 May 2016 2:36:12 PM The Associated Press Miley, Seager lead Mariners past Royals 6-0

SEATTLE (AP) — Wade Miley scattered five hits for his first career shutout and Kyle Seager hit a three-run homer to cap a four-run first inning off an ineffective Yordano Venture and pace the Seattle Mariners to a 6-0 victory over Kansas City on Saturday night, the Royals' fifth consecutive loss on their current road trip.

Miley (2-2) struck out four and walked none for his second complete game in 139 starts. His only other complete game was last September with Boston in a 9-2 victory over Philadelphia, when he allowed two runs and five hits.

Seth Smith, whose homer accounted for the Mariners' only hit in a 1-0 victory Friday night, homered in the first inning, a one-out solo shot, his fourth.

The Mariners capitalized on two walks in the first off Ventura (2-1), who allowed five runs, three hits with six walks in four-plus innings.


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Cardinals bash past Diamondbacks 11-4 http://www.komu.com/news/cardinals-bash-past-diamondbacks-11-4/ http://www.komu.com/news/cardinals-bash-past-diamondbacks-11-4/ Baseball Thu, 28 Apr 2016 5:36:44 PM The Associated Press Cardinals bash past Diamondbacks 11-4

PHOENIX (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched into the sixth inning for his first win and hit a three-run triple in St. Louis' fifth straight offensive outburst, lifting the Cardinals to an 11-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.

St. Louis scored 18 combined runs in two games to close out a sweep over San Diego and had 15 in splitting the first two against Arizona.

The Cardinals kept bashing, knocking around Patrick Corbin (1-3) and finishing with 14 hits, four by Stephen Piscotty.

Aledmys Diaz homered, scored three runs and had two RBIs for the Cardinals, who have won four of five. Piscotty, Matt Carpenter and Matt Holiday also drove in two runs each.

Wainwright (1-3) gave up homers to Brandon Drury and Paul Goldschmidt but ended his worst start since 2012 behind the Cardinals' big run support.


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Mizzou baseball breaks seven-game losing streak against Missouri State http://www.komu.com/news/mizzou-baseball-breaks-seven-game-losing-streak-against-missouri-state/ http://www.komu.com/news/mizzou-baseball-breaks-seven-game-losing-streak-against-missouri-state/ Baseball Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:33:06 PM Samantha Hoffmann, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Mizzou baseball breaks seven-game losing streak against Missouri State

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Mizzou baseball snapped its seven-game losing streak Tuesday night against Missouri State due to Shane Benes and Zach Lavy's fifth home runs of the year. All nine Missouri players had a hit in the game, and six players had at least two en route to Mizzou's season-high 17 runs.

RHP Cole Bartlett earned his third win of the season, retiring the first seven batters he faced. Through five innings pitched, Bartlett gave up two hits, one run and one walk, finishing the night with a career-high four strikeouts.

Lavy found himself on top of the leaderboard for Mizzou's offense with three hits and six RBI, which is the most for a Mizzou player in five years. Benes registered three hits and five RBI, including a two-run homer. Marquise Doherty and Ryan Howard both had two hits apiece (Doherty's first career multi-RBi game).

Missouri State walked two runners early in the second, followed by Doherty's RBi single. Connor Brunfield scored Ian Nelson and Doherty to put the Tigers up 3-0 at the end of the second.

The third was just as productive, beginning with Lavi's 17th RBI double of the season. Benes hit a grounder to center to score Lavy, while Doherty hit another RBI to put Mizzou up 6-0.

Missouri State responsed with a solo homer by Spencer Johnson, but Mizzou would score four runs in the inning. Jake Ring and Howard began the inning with a single each, and Lavy brought one home with a sac fly to left. Harris singled up the middle, the Benes hit a two-run blast over the bullpen to put Mizzou up 10-1.

The sixth inning began with an attempted rally by Missouri State with a triple by Steinmetz. Jake Burger, Justin Paulsen and Jeremy Eierman then hit RBI singles to push Missouri State to five. Mizzou answered wth three runs in the sixth of a Benes single and two in the seventh-inning on Lavy's two-run homer.

Paulsen hit the game's fifth homer with a two-run center field hit. Missouri State had a three-run ninth inning but did not get any closer than the 17-9 final.

Mizzou faces Tennesse at Taylor Stadium for a three game series beginning Friday at 6 p.m.

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Local scores and cancellations: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 http://www.komu.com/news/local-scores-and-cancellations-tuesday-april-26-2016/ http://www.komu.com/news/local-scores-and-cancellations-tuesday-april-26-2016/ Baseball Tue, 26 Apr 2016 8:10:15 PM Samantha Hoffmann, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Local scores and cancellations: Tuesday, April 26, 2016

MID-MISSOURI- Here are some local scores and cancellations from around the area for Tuesday, April 26, 2016:

Boys Baseball

Battle 2 Hallsville 1

Mens Baseball

CMU 14 Harris-Stowe State 4


CMU 9 William Woods 5 (Game One)

William Woods 5 CMU 3 (Game Two)


Mizzou Softball at SEMO moved to Wednesday


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Ventura dominates Orioles as Royals cruise to 6-1 victory http://www.komu.com/news/ventura-dominates-orioles-as-royals-cruise-to-6-1-victory/ http://www.komu.com/news/ventura-dominates-orioles-as-royals-cruise-to-6-1-victory/ Baseball Sun, 24 Apr 2016 4:11:43 PM The Associated Press Ventura dominates Orioles as Royals cruise to 6-1 victory

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Yordano Ventura settled down after a shaky first inning, Eric Hosmer homered to continue his hot streak and the Kansas City Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-1 on Sunday.

Alex Gordon also went deep before the Royals strung together a series of hits in a four-run seventh that broke the game open. Hosmer finished 2 of 4 to push his AL-leading on-base streak to 26 games.

Ventura (2-0) allowed his lone run and two of his three hits in the first inning. He wound up going seven, striking out four and improving to 11-1 since he was brought back from Triple-A last July.

Mike Wright (1-2) allowed five runs on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings for Baltimore.

His final line gave no indicated that most of the sun-splashed afternoon amounted to a pitchers' duel between two young right-handers who seemed to be in complete control.


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Local scores: Tuesday, April 19 http://www.komu.com/news/local-scores-tuesday-april-19/ http://www.komu.com/news/local-scores-tuesday-april-19/ Baseball Tue, 19 Apr 2016 8:58:20 PM Samantha Hoffmann, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Local scores: Tuesday, April 19

MID-MISSOURI- Here are some local scores from around the area for Tuesday, April 19, 2016:

Boys' Baseball

Smith-Cotton 7 Rock Bridge 5 (Game called in six innings due to rain)

Men's College Tennis

Missouri Valley 9 Westminster 0 

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Two Westminster ballplayers earn St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference awards http://www.komu.com/news/two-westminster-ballplayers-earn-st-louis-intercollegiate-athletic-conference-awards/ http://www.komu.com/news/two-westminster-ballplayers-earn-st-louis-intercollegiate-athletic-conference-awards/ Baseball Mon, 18 Apr 2016 3:57:08 PM Joseph Gjata, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Two Westminster ballplayers earn St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference awards

FULTON - St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference named two Westminster athletes as part of this week's SLIAC Players of the Week. Outfielder Tanner Branneky and catcher Alyssa Jonhson took home hitting honors on their respective baseball and softball diamonds.

Branneky was awarded hitter of the week after leading the Blue Jays offense to a sweep against Eureka last weekend. The St. Louis native hit .636 on the week with two long balls and five RBIs. He also managed to get multiple hits in each game of the weekend series, finishing 7-of-11 at the plate. Branneky also crossed home plate three times himself.

Johnson earned her hitter of the week award after batting a stellar .692 at the dish with two home runs and 10 RBIs. She helped the Blue Jays go a perfect 4-0 on the week. Johnson finished week with three consecutive three hit games. She went 3-for-3 with a homer and four RBIs in game two of the series against Fontbonne, helping the Blue Jays complete the sweep of the Griffins. On the week, she was 9-for-13 at the dish and crossed the plate three times.

Other honorable mentions from Westminster athletes this week included Deion Hughes and Glenn Teubner. Hughes recorded 11 strikeouts in a seven inning win over Eureka, while Teubner set a school record on the track in the 3000 meter steeplechase. He finished with a time of 10:23.29, which was good for a fourth place finish at the Darrel Gourley Invite.

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Reddick's sacrifice fly lifts Athletics over Royals 3-2 http://www.komu.com/news/reddick-s-sacrifice-fly-lifts-athletics-over-royals-3-2/ http://www.komu.com/news/reddick-s-sacrifice-fly-lifts-athletics-over-royals-3-2/ Baseball Sun, 17 Apr 2016 6:35:42 PM The Associated Press Reddick's sacrifice fly lifts Athletics over Royals 3-2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Josh Reddick's sacrifice fly off Joakim Soria broke an eighth-inning tie and lifted the Oakland Athletics over the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Sunday.

Soria (1-1) relieved to start the eighth, Billy Burns tripled into the right-field corner and Reddick flied to center with one out. Reddick came across the plate standing up, easily beating Lorenzo Cain's throw.

John Axford (2-0) induced three consecutive groundouts in the eighth, and Ryan Madson pitched a one-hit ninth for his fourth save in as many chances, retiring Raymond Fuentes on a game-ending lineout to first with a runner on second.

Soria lost for the first time since July 11.


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Eric Fryer's 3 hits leads Cardinals over Reds 4-3 http://www.komu.com/news/eric-fryer-s-3-hits-leads-cardinals-over-reds-4-3/ http://www.komu.com/news/eric-fryer-s-3-hits-leads-cardinals-over-reds-4-3/ Baseball Sun, 17 Apr 2016 5:03:20 PM The Associated Press Eric Fryer's 3 hits leads Cardinals over Reds 4-3

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Eric Fryer had three hits, including the go-ahead double with two outs in the eighth inning that led the St. Louis Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 Sunday.

A backup to All-Star catcher Yadier Molina, Fryer got his first start this season and is 6 for 6 at the plate.

Matt Carpenter and Jedd Gyorko hit solo homers for St. Louis, which has won three of last four. Ten of the Cardinals' 21 homers this season were hit in the three-game series against the Reds, who have lost five of six.

Kevin Siegrist (2-0) entered with a runner at second and two outs in the seventh, struck out Zack Cozart and pitched a 1-2-3 eighth, fanning two more. Trevor Rosenthal struck out his last two batters in a perfect ninth for his third save in as many chances.


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Reds erase early 4-run deficit, beat Cardinals 9-8 http://www.komu.com/news/reds-erase-early-4-run-deficit-beat-cardinals-9-8/ http://www.komu.com/news/reds-erase-early-4-run-deficit-beat-cardinals-9-8/ Baseball Sat, 16 Apr 2016 7:33:55 PM The Associated Press Reds erase early 4-run deficit, beat Cardinals 9-8

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brandon Phillips, Zack Cozart and Jay Bruce had two RBIs apiece for the Cincinnati Reds, who erased an early four-run deficit against St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright in a 9-8 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday.

Stephen Piscotty had four RBIs for St. Louis, and his three-run homer made it 4-0 in the second.

J.J. Hoover allowed a two-run homer to Brandon Moss before finishing for his first save.

Wainwright (0-2) retired his first eight before Reds starter Brandon Finnegan (1-0) singled with two outs in the third. The two-time 20-game winner was charged with seven runs in 5 1/3 innings and has struggled mightily with an 8.27 ERA after missing most of 2015 with a torn left Achilles.


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Reddick, Vogt power the Athletics past the Royals, 5-3 http://www.komu.com/news/reddick-vogt-power-the-athletics-past-the-royals-5-3/ http://www.komu.com/news/reddick-vogt-power-the-athletics-past-the-royals-5-3/ Baseball Sat, 16 Apr 2016 7:29:49 PM The Associated Press Reddick, Vogt power the Athletics past the Royals, 5-3

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Josh Reddick and Stephen Vogt homered to back Sonny Gray's solid effort, and the Oakland Athletics ended a four-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.

Gray (2-1) pitched through trouble, lasting six innings to earn his first victory against the Royals in four starts, leaving the Boston Red Sox as the only AL team he has not yet beaten.

Gray gave up two runs and seven hits, walking one and striking out six. He stranded six runners, four in scoring position.

Reddick, who hit the ball hard in every at bat, erased the Royals' early lead with a three-run shot in the bottom of the first off Chris Young (0-3), who failed to get through five innings for the second straight start.


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Texas Rangers call up former Mizzou catcher Brett Nicholas http://www.komu.com/news/texas-rangers-call-up-former-mizzou-catcher-brett-nicholas/ http://www.komu.com/news/texas-rangers-call-up-former-mizzou-catcher-brett-nicholas/ Baseball Mon, 11 Apr 2016 2:50:27 PM Joseph Gjata, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Texas Rangers call up former Mizzou catcher Brett Nicholas

COLUMBIA - Former Mizzou Baseball star Brett Nicholas was called up to the MLB after the Texas Rangers purchased the catcher's contract Sunday. Nicholas, 27, is now eligible to make his big league debut in his new home at Global Life Park in Arlington.

Nicholas played one season at Mizzou in 2010 and hit .352 with 51 runs scored and 15 doubles. He also went yard a dozen times while driving in a team-high 64 RBIs. The Phoenix native earned All-Big 12 First Team honors before being selected in the sixth round of the MLB First Year Player Draft in 2010.

In Double-A with Frisco, he hit .289 in 136 games alongside 91 RBIs to lead the Texas League. He was named an All-Star following the 2013 season. This season, he featured in two games with Triple-A side Round Rock. Nicholas tallied a double for the Express in their 7-3 victory on Opening Day.

Nicholas joins Washington Nationals' Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers' Ian Kinsler and Minnesota Twins' Kyle Gibson as former Mizzou ballplayers in the big leagues.

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Gore scores on wild pitch in 10th, Royals beat winless Twins http://www.komu.com/news/gore-scores-on-wild-pitch-in-10th-royals-beat-winless-twins/ http://www.komu.com/news/gore-scores-on-wild-pitch-in-10th-royals-beat-winless-twins/ Baseball Sun, 10 Apr 2016 5:09:38 PM The Associated Press Gore scores on wild pitch in 10th, Royals beat winless Twins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Speedy pinch runner Terrance Gore streaked home on a wild pitch with two outs in the 10th inning, scoring with a headfirst slide to lift the Kansas City Royals over the winless Minnesota Twins 4-3 Sunday.

The World Series champion Royals rallied for two runs in the ninth to tie it, then dropped the Twins to 0-6. This is Minnesota's worst start since the Washington Senators moved to the Twin Cities in 1961.

Christian Colon drew a leadoff walk in the 10th from Trevor May (0-1). Gore then made his first appearance of the season, running for Colon, and dashed to third on May's throwing error on a pickoff attempt.

May retired the next two batters and issued a walk. With a 1-2 count on Lorenzo Cain, May threw a breaking ball that bounced off catcher John Ryan Murphy's chest protector and skittered to the right side of the plate.

Gore beat Murphy's throw to May covering the plate. May slammed down his hand in frustration after Gore scored.


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Moss, Carpenter hit 3-run HRs as Cardinals top Braves 12-7 http://www.komu.com/news/moss-carpenter-hit-3-run-hrs-as-cardinals-top-braves-12-7/ http://www.komu.com/news/moss-carpenter-hit-3-run-hrs-as-cardinals-top-braves-12-7/ Baseball Sun, 10 Apr 2016 4:57:18 PM The Associated Press Moss, Carpenter hit 3-run HRs as Cardinals top Braves 12-7

ATLANTA (AP) — Brandon Moss and Matt Carpenter hit three-run homers and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Braves 12-7 on Sunday to keep Atlanta as the only NL team without a win.

The Braves (0-5) also lost right-hander Dan Winkler, who suffered a fractured right elbow while throwing a pitch in the seventh. He left the mound in obvious pain after throwing a pitch behind Randal Grichuk.

The Cardinals completed the three-game sweep despite a poor start from Adam Wainwright, who allowed five runs in five innings.

After rallying for a 7-6 lead in the eighth, the Cardinals put the game away with five runs in the ninth to score 12 runs for the second straight day. Aledmys Diaz hit a two-run double off Jose Ramirez in the ninth before Carpenter's three-run homer.


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