Marquis wins 5th straight, Padres beat Cards 4-2
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jason Marquis combined with four relievers on a four-hitter to win his fifth straight start and Will Venable homered to lead the San Diego Padres to a 4-2 win against the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.
Marquis (6-2) has won five straight starts for the first time since 2007 with the Chicago Cubs. He allowed two runs, one earned, on three hits in six innings while striking out three and walking four.
Chris Denorfia went 3 for 3 with an RBI for the Padres, who have won three straight and 5 of 7. Huston Street pitched the ninth for his 11th save in 12 chances.
Venable homered into the Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Deck atop the right-field fence leading off the seventh, his seventh. It came on the second pitch from Mitchell Boggs, who just returned from a demotion to AAA Memphis.
Astros get 6-5 win over Royals
HOUSTON (AP) - Matt Dominguez hit a three-run homer and Jason Castro added a solo shot to give the Houston Astros a 6-5 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.
The Astros trailed by one in the fourth inning before Dominguez launched his fourth homer of the season into the Crawford Boxes in left field to give Houston a 6-4 lead.
Castro's homer came in Houston's two-run third inning before Kansas City took the lead on a three-run home run by Miguel Tejada in the fourth. It was his first homer since 2011.
Houston's Dallas Keuchel (1-1) allowed nine hits and four runs while striking out six in 6 2-3 innings for the win. Closer Jose Veras struck out two in a perfect ninth for his seventh save.
Kansas City starter Jeremy Guthrie (5-2) allowed eight hits and a season-high six runs in five innings - his shortest start of the season.
John Terry to miss Chelsea's US tour
(AP) - Chelsea captain John Terry will miss his club's 2-game U.S. tour because of an ankle injury.
The defender was injured May 11 against Aston Villa and did not play in the Blues' 2-1 win over Benfica in last week's Europa League final.
Left back Ryan Bertrand is skipping the tour because of a knee injury.
In its final games under interim manager Rafa Benitez, Chelsea plays Manchester City on Thursday in St. Louis and on Saturday in New York.
Jose Mourinho is expected to take over next season in what would be his second stint as Chelsea manager. Real Madrid said Monday he is leaving the Spanish club at the end of the season.
Kansas lands transfer Tarik Black from Memphis
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Memphis forward Tarik Black is transferring to Kansas and will be eligible to play immediately.
Black has graduated from Memphis and has one year of eligibility left.
Last season, Black started 5 of 32 games played for Memphis and averaged 8.1 points and 4.8 rebounds. His 58.9 field goal percentage was second best on the team. He had 20 blocked shots and 22 steals at the power forward position.
For his career, Black has averaged 9.3 points and 4.9 rebounds and made 60 starts.
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