Cardinals beat Lohse again, top Brewers 4-2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — David Freese had an RBI in a four-run fourth inning to go with big plays at third base, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat former teammate Kyle Lohse for the third time this season with a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.
John Gast (2-0) won his second straight start in place of the injured Jake Westbrook and fellow rookie Seth Maness escaped a bases-loaded, none-out jam in the seventh to help the Cardinals win for the 14th time in 17 games. They took two of three from Milwaukee and lead the season series 8-2.
Lohse (1-5) has lost all three of his starts against St. Louis after going 16-3 for the Cardinals last season and then leaving in free agency when they opted to go with younger players.
Cards' Boggs arrives; Lyons to start for Garcia
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals will promote rookie lefty Tyler Lyons from the minors to make his major league debut in place of injured Jaime Garcia on Wednesday. They've also plugged Mitchell Boggs back into the bullpen mix.
The Cardinals have officially placed Garcia on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain retroactive to Saturday. Manager Mike Matheny said Sunday the timetable was uncertain for Garcia, who was on the DL for two months last year with a similar injury.
Another injured starter, Jake Westbrook, threw 25 pitches from 60 feet and is expected to miss at least one more start recovering from elbow inflammation. The Cardinals can avoid one of those holes with a day off Thursday.
Cespedes homer helps A's complete sweep of Royals
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes hit a leadoff home run in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Cespedes hit his eighth homer, connecting against Kelvin Herrera (2-4).
Jerry Blevins (3-0) pitched one scoreless inning. Ryan Cook worked the ninth for his first save of the season.
Alex Gordon matched his career high of four hits for Kansas City. The Royals have lost 10 of 13 and fallen back to .500.
MLS-SPORTING KC-DC UNITED
Porter sends DC United, Sporting KC to 1-1 tie
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kyle Porter scored the first goal of his MLS career in the 65th minute to help D.C. United tie Sporting Kansas City 1-1 on Sunday.
The goal allowed United (1-8-2) to snap a club record seven-game losing streak and a five-game losing streak against Kansas City. United is still winless in their last nine games with an 0-7-2 record.
Sporting KC (6-4-3) scored earlier in the second half on an own goal. The team had an apparent goal disallowed for what appeared to be an incorrect offside call in the first half.
Porter tied it for United with a sliding finish of Chris Pontius's curling cross from the right. The rookie's first goal in nine appearances marked the first time this season United has scored in back-to-back games.
Sporting KC took the lead in the 60th minute after a corner kick. The ball bounced off United defender Ethan White's head and looped past goalkeeper Bill Hamid into the net.
Johnny Gray races to 3rd victory of the season
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Johnny Gray raced to his third victory of the season Sunday at the NHRA Kansas Nationals to regain the Funny Car points lead.
Gray beat Robert Hight in the final round at Heartland Park Topeka for his sixth career victory, finishing in 4.067 seconds at 314.90 mph in a Dodge Avenger. Hight lost traction in his Ford Mustang.
Shawn Langdon won the Top Fuel division, and Jeg Coughlin topped the Pro Stock field.
Langdon used the quickest time of the weekend to beat rival Tony Schumacher in the final for his second victory of the season. Langdon had a run of 3.750 at 324.20, and Schumacher followed at 3.781 at 327.27. All three of Langdon's career victories have come in finals against seven-time world champ Schumacher.
Coughlin broke a winless drought of more than two years, beating teammate Allen Johnson. In a battle of Dodge Avengers, Coughlin won in 6.680 at 206.20. Johnson finished in 6.698 at 206.57.
Ken Schrader oldest ARCA winner
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Longtime NASCAR driver Ken Schrader became the oldest winner in ARCA Racing Series history Sunday, dominating the Menards 200 at Toledo Speedway.
The 57-year-old Schrader surpassed Iggy Katona as the oldest series winner. The Missouri driver won for the fifth time at Toledo and 16th time overall in the series.
"I love it," Schrader said. "That's five. We'll take it."
Schrader started second in his Chevrolet and led 163 laps
Mason Mingus was second.