Associated Press ST. LOUIS – Jhonny Peralta hit a game-ending homer in the 10th inning, lifting St. Louis to a 3-2 victory over Arizona on Monday. Peralta’s leadoff drive to left on a 1-2 pitch from J.C. Ramirez (1-1) was his fourth career game-winning homer. The Cardinals improved to 4-1 in five extra-inning home games […]

Jacob Lindgren made his big-league debut Monday, less than a year after being drafted by the Yankees. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

By Ronald Blum AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK – Jacob Lindgren took a taxi from his Manhattan hotel and arrived at Yankee Stadium about seven hours before game time Sunday. “I didn’t know how to get in,” the 22-year-old pitcher said. “I was waiting outside the clubhouse, just knocking.” Then a telephone on a desk […]

Associated Press CHICAGO – Brian Dozier thinks the Minnesota Twins bring their aggressive style against all their opponents. And it has been successful against the Chicago White Sox so far this season. Dozier homered twice and drove in four runs and the Twins beat the White Sox 8-1 on Sunday. They have outscored the White […]

By John L. Pitts Daily Journal As a youngster, Roger Bean would listen to the Indianapolis 500 on the radio and dream of being there, flying around that legendary track. It was the start of a lifetime love affair with the Brickyard. Bean, 80, will be in the crowd again today at the 99th running […]

Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Kendall Graveman gave the struggling Oakland Athletics a much-needed lift. Graveman (Mississippi State) gave up three hits over six innings in his return from the minors, Sam Fuld drove in two runs and the Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 on Saturday. Graveman (2-2), recalled from Triple-A Nashville […]

By Steve Hunt Special Contributor Despite being in familiar surroundings, Hunter Renfroe remains a work-in-progress. Renfroe, 23, the top prospect for the San Diego Padres, is currently with Double-A San Antonio, the same team where he spent the final 60 games of the 2014 season. Last season, the Mississippi State product hit .232 with five […]

Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kendrys Morales hit two home runs and had five RBIs, Chris Young gave up six hits in six innings and the Kansas City Royals defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 Friday night. The Royals improved to 27-14, the best record in the majors, while the Cardinals dropped to 27-15, […]

JACKSON First things first about the so-called Deflategate controversy: Can we please stop including the “-gate” ending for any and every scandal? The Patriots already have been through Spygate. The Saints’ so-called Bounty-gate put me over the edge. Watergate happened 43 years last month. The use of -gate has become stale and trite. Let’s find […]

Associated Press NEW YORK – Back on a major league mound for the first time in 11 months, Jaime Garcia gave the St. Louis Cardinals good reason to believe he can help. His teammates gave him little chance to win. Jacob deGrom retired his final 23 batters following a first-inning single, and Lucas Duda hit […]