September 22, 2014

Royals and Indians complete suspended game. Royals score a run in the bottom of the tenth, but lose 4-3

The ground crew pulled out the tarp in the 10th inning back on August 31st.  (photo/MLB)

The ground crew pulled out the tarp in the 10th inning back on August 31st. (photo/MLB)

Jarrod Dyson ran for Nori Aoki and stole second base after Aoki singled in a run in the bottom of the tenth inning.  Dyson was left stranded at second as Omar Infante popped up to end the game 4-3.  The game was completed at Progressive Field in Cleveland, after the game was suspended in Kansas City on August 31st.

Back at Kauffman Stadium, Lonnie Chisenhall’s two-out, two-run double gave the Indians a 4-2 lead before rain led to a delay before the bottom half of the inning.  Greg Holland takes the loss.

With the loss, the Royals fall two games behind Detroit and their lead is just one game over Seattle for the second wild card spot.

Ironically, Danny Duffy started the suspended game against Cleveland, giving up one earned run in 6 2/3 innings. He makes tonight scheduled start.

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2014-15 Mizzou Basketball Television Schedule

Oct. 29 Wednesday William Jewell Hearnes Center 7 p.m. SEC Network+
Nov. 8 Saturday Missouri-St. Louis Mizzou Arena 2 p.m. SEC Network+

Regular Season
Nov. 14 Friday UMKC Mizzou Arena 8 p.m. SEC Network+
Nov. 16 Sunday Valparaiso Mizzou Arena 5 p.m. SEC Network
Nov. 19 Wednesday Oral Roberts Mizzou Arena 7 p.m. SEC Network+
Nov. 24 Monday vs. Arizona Maui, Hawaii 4 p.m. ESPN2
Nov. 25 Tuesday vs. Kansas State/Purdue Maui, Hawaii TBA TBA
Nov. 26 Wednesday Maui Invitational (TBD) Maui, Hawaii TBA TBA
Dec. 2 Tuesday Southeast Missouri State Mizzou Arena 7 p.m. SEC Network+
Dec. 5 Friday at Oklahoma Norman, Okla. 8:30 p.m. ESPNU
Dec. 11 Thursday Elon Mizzou Arena 6 p.m. SEC Network
Dec. 13 Saturday Xavier Mizzou Arena 3 p.m. ESPN2
Dec. 20 Saturday Illinois St. Louis, Mo. 1 p.m. ESPN2
Dec. 30 Tuesday Oklahoma State Kansas City, Mo. 8 p.m. ESPN2
Jan. 3 Saturday Lipscomb Columbia, Mo. 4 p.m. SEC Network

Southeastern Conference
Jan. 8 Thursday LSU Mizzou Arena 6 p.m. ESPN/ESPN2
Jan. 10 Saturday at Auburn Auburn, Ala. 6 p.m. SEC Network
Jan. 13 Tuesday at Kentucky Lexington, Ky. 8 p.m. ESPN
Jan. 17 Saturday Tennessee Mizzou Arena 5 p.m. SEC Network
Jan. 21 Wednesday at Texas A&M College Station, Texas 6 p.m. SEC Network
Jan. 24 Saturday Arkansas Mizzou Arena 1 p.m. ESPN/ESPN2
Jan. 29 Thursday Kentucky Mizzou Arena 8 p.m. ESPN/ESPN2
Jan. 31 Saturday Ole Miss Mizzou Arena 3 p.m. FSN
Feb. 4 Wednesday at Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. 8 p.m. SEC Network
Feb. 7 Saturday Texas A&M Mizzou Arena 5 p.m. ESPNU
Feb. 10 Tuesday at South Carolina Columbia, S.C. 6 p.m. SEC Network
Feb. 14 Saturday Mississippi State Mizzou Arena 3 p.m. ESPNU
Feb. 18 Wednesday at Arkansas Fayetteville, Ark. 8 p.m. SEC Network
Feb. 21 Saturday at Vanderbilt Nashville, Tenn. 1:30 p.m. SEC Network
Feb. 24 Tuesday Florida Mizzou Arena 8 p.m. ESPN
Feb. 28 Saturday at Georgia Athens, Ga. 11 a.m. ESPNU
March 3 Tuesday Auburn Mizzou Arena 8 p.m. SEC Network
March 7 Saturday at Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. 5:30 p.m. SEC Network
March 11-15 Wed./Sun. SEC Tournament Nashville, Tenn. TBD SEC/ESPN

Jared Cook drops a pass, then shoves quarterback Austin Davis on the sidelines. Apologizes on Twitter (AUDIO)

St. Louis Rams quarterback Austin Davis rears back to throw the football in the first quarter againt the Dallas Cowboys at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on September 21, 2014. Dallas won the game 34-31.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis Rams quarterback Austin Davis rears back to throw the football in the first quarter againt the Dallas Cowboys at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on September 21, 2014. Dallas won the game 34-31. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Not only was Austin Davis the tough luck quarterback in the Rams 34-31 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, but then he got shoved by tight end Jared Cook on the sidelines…after Cook dropped an easy one-yard touchdown.  Davis to his credit, didn’t make much out of the sideline shove.

Cook addressed the situation after the game and even apologized to Davis and his teammates on Twitter.  Cameras caught Cook shoving quarterback Austin Davis and getting confronted by his teammates.

Cook said that Davis was just coming over to give him a pep talk after he dropped the ball, but Cook said he just wanted to be left alone.

A touchdown would’ve given the Rams a 28-20 lead with 13 minutes 28 seconds to play. Instead, they settled for a Greg Zuerlein field goal and a 24-20 advantage.

 

Cook Twitter

Cardinals clinch a playoff spot, not try to contain the flu as team eyes the division title

St. Louis Cardinals Daniel Descalso jumps after scoring from second base on a RBI single by Xavier Scruggs in the fifth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on September 21, 2014.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis Cardinals Daniel Descalso jumps after scoring from second base on a RBI single by Xavier Scruggs in the fifth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on September 21, 2014. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said there are more than ten players who are affected with flu-like symptoms, saying after Sunday’s 7-2 loss to Cincinnati that there may be more players unavailable to play then those that are well enough to go.

Matt Carpenter and Matt Adams were out of the lineup for the second game in a row and it’s possible some players may have been held out of the late night flight to St. Louis as the club looks to contain whatever bug has hit the clubhouse.

The Cardinals have clinched a playoff spot, but now try to finish off the final six games on the road in search of a Central Division title.  St. Louis has a 2.5 game lead over Pittsburgh and a three game series that starts in Chicago. The Cardinals then wrap up the season in Arizona.

The Cubs are 69-87 and the Diamondbacks are 62-94.  Pittsburgh road is a little tougher starting Monday in the first of four games at Atlanta, where the Braves are three games under .500.  The Pirates wrap up the season in Cincinnati.

If the Cardinals manage to just play .500 ball at 3-3, the Pirates would have to go 6-1 to overtake St. Louis for the division.

Royals take a step closer to postseason play with a win over Detroit to avoid a sweep

Nori Aoki triples in two runs to help KC get past Detroit (photo/MLB)

Nori Aoki triples in two runs to help KC get past Detroit (photo/MLB)

Nori Aoki hit a two-run triple, and the Royals were able to beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 to avoid a sweep Kansas City pulled to within 1.5 games of Detroit for the division. The Royals also maintained their position for a wild card with a 1.5 game lead over Seattle.

Aoki’s tiebreaking triple in the fourth scored Omar Infante and Mike Moustakas, making it 4-2 and chasing Rick Porcello from the game.  Alex Gordon added an RBI double in the seventh for Kansas City, snapping an 0-for-14 slump.

Jeremy Guthrie pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the second and was pulled after 81 pitches in the sixth inning, giving up one earned run.
Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland held the Tigers scoreless.