ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright earned his 19th victory in a tuneup for the NL division series opener and Matt Holliday homered again as the St. Louis Cardinals showed no letup after clinching the NL Central, beating the Chicago Cubs 6-2 yesterday. Holliday homered for the second straight day and Yadier Molina drove in two runs for St. Louis, which entered the day tied with Atlanta for the NL lead in wins.
CHICAGO (AP) — Adam Dunn and Conor Gillaspie each hit two-run homers and the Chicago White Sox earned a 6-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals yesterday. Marcus Semien and Jordan Danks added solo homers for the White Sox, while Mike Moustakas, Billy Butler and Salvador Perez went deep for the Royals at U.S. Cellular Field.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — James Franklin orchestrated two lengthy touchdown drives and added another score on the ground in the second half to help Missouri break open a 41-19 win over Arkansas State in rainy conditions last night. Missouri scored 21 points in the final quarter to finish their nonconference schedule with a 4-0 record, playing their remaining eight games in the Southeastern Conference.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Kierra Harris threw two touchdown passes and rushed for another to finalize Missouri State's first victory of the season, 37-10, over Illinois State yesterday. Harris rushed for a touchdown in the third quarter to stretch a four-point lead into a 21-10 game for the Bears in their Missouri Valley Conference opener.