ST. LOUIS (AP) - Lance Lynn beat Cincinnati for the third straight time as the St. Louis Cardinals topped the Reds 7-3 last night to complete a three-game sweep. Jon Jay had three hits, scored twice and was plunked by a pitch for the sixth time in six games for St. Louis. Trevor Rosenthal got two outs for his 37th save in 42 chances.
DENVER (AP) - Matt McBride hit his first career grand slam to help the Colorado Rockies cool off the Kansas City Royals with a 5-2 win last night. The loss trims the Royals' lead to one game over Detroit in the AL Central. McBride lined a fastball from Danny Duffy into the left-field bleachers and then zipped around the bases in exhilaration.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Courtland Griffin has attempted to keep the lives of his McCluer North football players as normal as possible despite the upheaval in Ferguson. The turmoil has sent Griffin and the other football programs scrambling to find places to practice. The Rams have invited all three schools to use their indoor practice facility for the remainder of the week.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals newcomer John Lackey gave teammate Pat Neshek quite a reward for switching jerseys so he could keep his old number. Lackey gave him a baseball autographed by Babe Ruth that's worth thousands of dollars for No. 41. Neshek switched to No. 37 after Lackey was acquired from Boston last month at the trade deadline.
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