Wainwright injures knee, Cardinals blank Mets 3-0
NEW YORK (AP) - Adam Wainwright threw seven neat innings before leaving with a knee injury, and Jon Jay hit a two-run single that sent the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-0 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.
Left fielder Matt Holliday robbed Chris Young of a tying homer, one night after the Mets played some dazzling defense of their own to post a shutout in the series opener.
Wainwright faced the minimum through four innings and outpitched Dillon Gee. It was the second consecutive scoreless start for Wainwright, who tossed a two-hit shutout last Thursday at Washington.
Shields, Moustakas lead Royals past Indians 8-2
CLEVELAND (AP) - James Shields allowed two runs in six innings and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer to lead the Kansas City Royals to an 8-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.
Shields struck out nine and won his second straight start.
Moustakas' homer sparked Kansas City's four-run fourth that featured five hits. The Royals are 10-0 when scoring at least four runs.
Eric Hosmer had four hits, including an RBI double in the seventh.
Cleveland manager Terry Francona turned 55 years old Tuesday, but the Indians were unable to win a third straight game for the first time this season.
Danny Salazar didn't allow a hit until the fourth, but unraveled quickly.
Blues hope history won't repeat against Blackhawks
CHICAGO (AP) - The St. Louis Blues don't want their recent playoff history repeating itself.
The Blues face the Blackhawks in Game 4 of their opening round series at Chicago on Wednesday night.
The Blues lost 2-0 in Game 3, but still lead the series 2-1.
But the Blues' series against the defending Stanley Cup champions seems to be unfolding as it did last season when they took a 2-0 lead against Los Angeles and then dropped the next four games.
"Within our walls, I don't think anyone is even thinking about last year," defenseman Barret Jackman said. "The media comes in and you get all the comparisons.
"But really it's about what we're doing now. We're playing good hockey. We're playing against a team that is very hungry and has a lot of good experience."
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Big 12 coaches discuss state of college football
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The mercurial state of college football, and athletics in general, could be summed up by listening to Big 12 coaches respond to questions Monday as spring practices draw to a conclusion.
What was once an opportunity to discuss X's and O's, the hotshot freshman or a new starting quarterback instead became a discussion of whether players are employees, the perils and merits of transfers, and the money associated with the new format for college football's playoff.
None of the coaches asked said they viewed their players as employees, though many did acknowledge the time demands are such that it often seems like it.
As for the playoff, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy predicted that the four-team arrangement will soon be scrapped for eight teams.
WR Nico Brown leaves Wyoming for personal reasons
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Wide receiver Nico Brown is leaving the Wyoming Cowboys for personal reasons.
Coach Craig Bohl announced the departure Tuesday.
Brown, of Topeka, Kan., appeared in eight games as a redshirt freshman in 2013, primarily on special teams.
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