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Posted on April 20, 2013 at 3:00 AM

Updated Saturday, Apr 20 at 5:03 AM

BOSTON (AP) — With the city of Boston under virtual lockdown because of the search for the marathon bombing suspect, the Kansas City Royals' series opener at Fenway Park was pushed back to today. An arrest in the case was made last night, but the game had already been canceled. The Royals and Red Sox face off today, with James Shields going for KC.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Roy Halladay dominated the St. Louis Cardinals, with an assist from Mother Nature. He tossed a two-hitter over seven innings, which was called after that because of rain. The Philadelphia Phillies snapped a four-game losing streak with the 8-2 victory.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Suddenly the St. Louis Blues are threatening for one of the top spots in the Western Conference playoff rankings. They beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 yesterday for their ninth win in 11 games. Brian Elliott made 21 saves and Ryan Reaves and Chris Stewart added the goals. The Blues are currently sixth in the West, but just one point behind Vancouver, Los Angeles and San Jose, who are tied for third.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Matt Kenseth will try to win yet again at Kansas Speedway, and he'll get pole position to do it. He qualified first yesterday by setting a track record of 191.864 mph. Kenseth won the fall race at Kansas last season. He's finished in the top five at Kansas five times.

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