CHICAGO (AP) - Matt Adams drove in four runs, A.J. Pierzynski had three hits in his St. Louis debut, and the Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 6-3 yesterday to stop a four-game skid.

Shelby Miller returned to the Cardinals' rotation and pitched effectively into the sixth inning. Adams hit a two-run double in the first and a two-run triple in a four-run seventh that was capped by Pierzynski's RBI single.

Hear the Cards on KHMO at 12:25 Sunday.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Billy Butler homered for the second straight game, and the Kansas City Royals overcame a five-run deficit to beat Cleveland 7-5 last night for their fifth straight win. A day after his pinch-hit, two-run homer in the eighth inning beat Cleveland, Butler connected for a tiebreaking shot in the fifth.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Chris Sale tied a season high with 12 strikeouts in eight dominant innings, Alexei Ramirez hit his 10th homer, and the Chicago White Sox beat Minnesota 7-0 yesterday for their third straight win over the Twins. Sale scattered five hits - all singles - and became the first White Sox starter to win 10 of his first 11 decisions in a season since Mark Buehrle in 2005.

UNDATED (AP) - The Tampa Bay Rays continue to be the hottest team in baseball. The Rays ran their winning streak to nine by shutting out Boston 3-0. The winning streak is the second-longest in Rays' history, three short of a 12-game winning streak in June 2004.

- The Los Angeles Dodgers are in first place in the NL West by a half-game after blanking San Francisco 5-0. Ace Clayton Kershaw improved to 12-2 on a two-hitter. Kershaw fanned six in tossing his ninth career shutout, and fourth against the Giants. Adrian Gonzalez had three hits and drove in a run.

MLB Scores


Final  Miami  7  Houston  3


Final  Toronto  6  N-Y Yankees  4

Final  Seattle  4  Baltimore  3

Final  Oakland  5  Texas  1

Final  L.A. Angels  4  Detroit  0


Final  Cincinnati  1  Washington  0

Final  Arizona  10  Philadelphia  6, 10 Innings

Final  Milwaukee  5  N-Y Mets  2

Final  Atlanta  5  San Diego  3

Final  Colorado  8  Pittsburgh  1

Prospect League Baseball

Hannibal Cavemen fall short on the road Saturday…it was the  Danville Dans 5 Hannibal Cavemen 1.  Hannibal travels to Terre Haute Sunday evening to take on the Rex.

Danville travels to Quincy to take on the Gems Sunday evening.  Speaking of the Gems, they beat the Terre Haute Rex on the road Saturday, 10 to 8.