MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL THURSDAY-

HOUSTON 14 CARDINALS 0

THE CARDINALS MANAGED JUST FOUR HITS IN THE FINAL GAME OF 3 WITH THE DEFENDING WORLD CHAMPS, AND SURRENDERED 18 HITS…. THE ASTROS ERUPTED FOR SIX RUNS IN THE SECOND INNING WITH JOSE ABREU CONTINUING TO BE A NEMESIS…

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THE VISITORS OFFENSE WAS PLENTY FOR STARTER J.P. FRANCE WHO BLANKED THE REDBIRDS ON FOUR HITS OVER SEVEN INNINGS…ALEX BREGMAN SMASHED A GRAND SLAM OFF ALEC BURLESON IN THE NINTH…KYLE TUCKER ADDED A THREE RUN SHOT IN THE SIXTH…
ADAM WAINWRIGHT WAS CHARGED WITH HIS THIRD LOSS AFTER GIVING UP SIX RUNS IN AN INNING-AND-TWO-THIRDS.

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THE CARDINALS REMAIN IN LAST PLACE IN THE NL CENTRAL AT 33-AND-47. MATTHEW LIBERATORE TAKES THE MOUND WHEN ST. LOUIS HOSTS THE YANKEES TONIGHT. PRE-GAME AIRS AT 6:2O ON KJEL…
NOLAN ARENADO WAS VOTED A STARTER FOR THE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE ALL-STAR GAME. MANAGER OLI MARMOL FEELS THE SELECTION IS JUSTIFIED OFF WHAT’S HAPPENED SINCE THE EARLY STAGES OF THE SEASON…

 

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AFTER THAT SLOW START, WHERE HE HIT JUST .239 WITH TWO HOMERS, ARENADO HIT .302 THE MONTH OF JUNE AND 14 HOMERS OVER HIS LAST 49 GAMES. ARENADO IS NURSING A SORE BACK AND WAS THE DH LAST NIGHT.
(COURTESY MISSOURINET)

ROYALS 4 CLEVELAND 3

KANSAS CITY OVERCAME A LATE TWO-RUN DEFICIT TO BEAT THE GUARDIANS 4-3 IN A TEN-INNING, ONE RUN CONTEST AT SIZZLING KAUFFMAN STADIUM….. THE ROYALS TRAILED BY TWO IN THE BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH BEFORE EDWARD OLIVARES AND NICK PRATTO EACH DROVE IN A RUN TO TIE THE GAME. JOSE RAMIREZ HAD A STRAIGHT STEAL OF HOME IN THE TOP OF THE TENTH TO GIVE CLEVELAND A ONE-RUN LEAD, BUT FREDDY FERMIN GAVE THE ROYALS THE WIN WITH A TWO-RUN WALK-OFF DOUBLE IN THE NEXT HALF-INNING OFF CLOSER EMMANUEL CLASE….MANAGER MATT QUATRARO SAID IT WAS A QUALITY AT-BAT.

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AROLDIS CHAPMAN EARNED HIS FOURTH WIN IN RELIEF AS THE ROYALS SNAPPED A THREE-GAME LOSING STREAK. KC REMAINS IN FIFTH-PLACE IN THE AL CENTRAL AT 23-AND-58. ROOKIE ALEC MARSH STARTS FOR THE ROYALS WHEN THEY HOST THE DODGERS TONIGHT AT 7:10……(COURTESY MISSOURINET)

TEXAS LEAGUE-

SPRINGFIELD CARDINALS 8 ARKANSAS 3

RACING-

LUCAS OIL SPEEDWAY HAD THURSDAY NIGHT THUNDER IN WHEATLAND…J.C. MORTON OF SPRINGFIELD WON THE B-MOD FEATURE, AND DOUBLED THE FUN WITH A VICTORY IN THE LATE MODEL FEATURE..NIC BIDINGER OF PERRY, KANSAS WAS FIRST IN THE MODFIED MAIN WHILE DARRIN SCHMIDT OF WINCHESTER, KANSAS DROVE TO A WIN IN THE STOCK CAR FEATURE…95 CARS WERE INVOLVED IN LAST NIGHT’S PROGRAM….