Wainwright leads Cards over Mets and Harvey 2-1
NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Wainwright became the major leagues' first 10-game winner by pitching seven scoreless innings and sent Matt Harvey to his first loss of the season, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the New York Mets 2-1 Thursday in a classic pitching matchup.
Wainwright (10-3) retired his first 11 batters before David Wright's single, and allowed four hits with six strikeouts and two walks. Wainwright matched his career best by winning his fifth straight start, dropped his ERA to 2.18 and got his 1,000th career strikeout when Wright was called out on a first-inning curveball.
Known best in New York for freezing Carlos Beltran with a called third strike to end Game 7 of the 2006 NL championship series, Wainwright had been 0-4 with an 8.46 ERA in four starts against the Mets since beating them on April 18, 2010.
KC's Elliot Johnson has 3-run homer against Rays
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Elliot Johnson had a three-run homer for his second hit of an eight-run sixth inning Thursday night, leading the surging Kansas City Royals to a 10-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Johnson, who was traded to Kansas City by the Rays in February, led off the big inning with a single and chased Jeremy Hellickson (4-3) with his second homer of the season, both coming against Tampa Bay.
Johnson got his third hit of the game in the eighth inning and is 6 for 11 with four RBIs against his former team while batting .202 with three RBIs against every other team.
Ervin Santana (5-5) gave up five hits and an unearned run in 7 2-3 innings.
The Royals, who have won eight of nine, set a franchise record by holding an opponent to three runs or fewer in a 12th straight game.
Rams rookie LB Ogletree eager to focus on football
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie linebacker Alec Ogletree is settling in with the St. Louis Rams.
The 30th overall pick in the NFL draft performed well in camp last month and also shined this week during workouts. The 6-foot-2, 242-pounder from Georgia turned heads with several big plays on Tuesday and Thursday.
Ogletree led Georgia in tackles last season with 111 despite missing four games. He saved his best for last in helping the Bulldogs to a 45-31 win over Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl. Ogletree had 13 tackles, one fumble recovery, one forced fumble and a sack in the victory.
2 Missouri football freshmen hurt in wreck
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Two Missouri freshman football players are recovering from injuries they suffered in a traffic accident in Columbia.
Campus police say linebacker Eric Beisel and cornerback Anthony Sherrils were passengers in a Mazda that struck another car Tuesday morning. Authorities say it happened as the Mazda's driver attempted to turn onto a side street near Memorial Stadium.
Beisel, Sherrils and the driver were thrown into the Mazda's windshield. University police Capt. Scott Richardson says none of the injured occupants was wearing a seat belt.
They were taken to University Hospital with minor injuries. The Mazda's driver was cited for failing to yield to oncoming traffic.
The other driver remained hospitalized Wednesday afternoon in fair condition.
A team spokesman says the players won't face any punishment for the accident.