CARDINALS-CUBS THIS WEEKEND AT BUSCH STADIUM AS THE REDBIRDS RETURN TO THE FIELD FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER A WEEK AFTER AN OUTBREAK OF THE CORONAVIRUS FORCED THE TEAM INTO A MILWAUKEE QUARANTINE….DANIEL PONCE DELEON GETS THE START TONIGHT AT BUSCH STADIUM..CATCHER MATT WIETERS SAYS THE ENTIRE PITCHING STAFF HAS A MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY ON ITS HANDS WITH ALL OF THE UPCOMING MAKEUP GAMES.
The Cardinals have announced their revised schedule in the wake of having their season paused for the coronavirus. The four-game home and home series against the Tigers has been rescheduled as two doubleheaders that will take place on August 13th in Detroit and September 10th in St. Louis. The “Field of Dreams” game against the White Sox that was to be played on August 13th, will be played in Chicago on August 14th. 3-game series against the Brewers that was missed is being rescheduled as part of three doubleheaders in meetings between the two throughout September. Cards-Cubs tonight on KJEL with pre-game at 6:20..
ROYALS 13 CHICAGO CUBS 2
The Royals took out their frustrations against the Cubs with an 18-hit attack and a runaway victory
at Kauffman Stadium. Whit Merrifield, Maikel Franco and Jorge Soler all homered as Kansas City snapped a six-game losing streak. Brad Keller struck out seven over five shutout innings to win his season debut and appreciated the offensive support…
Tyler Chatwood was tagged for 11 hits and eight runs in less than three innings to take the loss. Victor Caratini and Nico Hoerner singled in runs in the ninth for Chicago, which had its six-game winning streak snapped. The Royals host Minnesota tonight at 7:05..
LAS VEGAS 6 ST. LOUIS BLUES 4
Mark Stone scored the go-ahead goal in the third period as the Golden Knights surged past the Blues 6-4 in a Round Robin game in Edmonton. Alex Tuch and Shea Theodore each scored twice for Vegas. Zach Whitecloud also lit the lamp for the Golden Knights. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 13 of 17 shots for Vegas, which will face Colorado for the top seed in the Western Conference. Colton Parayko scored twice for the Blues in defeat and knows the transition game has to be better..
Jordan Binnington allowed six goals in the setback for St. Louis, which will face Dallas for the third or fourth seed to conclude round robin play on Sunday..
A sad note today in area basketball..Jerry Kirksey has passed away…The Buffalo native coached the Drury Panthers to the 1979 NAIA national championship, then went 146-79 at Southwest Baptist for 8 seasons, leading the Bearcats to an MIAA championship and two NCAA tournament berths including the Elite 8 in 1991. Coach Kirksey played high school basketball at Halfway and Buffalo, and coached at Weaubleau, Stockton and Houston. He was inducted into the Missouri Basketball Coach’s Association Hall of Fame two years ago and the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 1999…