The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 at Busch Stadium yesterday (Sunday).
Paul Goldschmidt launched a two run home run against his former team.
Adam Wainwright made a successful return to the mound.
Just 2 days after missing a scheduled start with back spasms, the veteran hurler allowed just 4 hits and no runs over seven innings, striking out seven.
The Kansas City Royals fell to the Detroit Tigers 12-8 at Kauffman Stadium.
Royals slugger Jorge Soler continued his offensive barrage with a double, home run and three RBI’s.
Kansas City ended up taking two out of three games from the Tigers in the series.
Hall of Fame right-hander Bob Gibson, known to most fans as the greatest Cardinals pitcher of all time, is battling pancreatic cancer.
The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported the news on Saturday night.
The Cardinals sent out a tweet in support of Gibson, saying get well soon, Bob. All of Cardinals nation is behind you.
The 83 year old Gibson, received the diagnosis several weeks ago.
He is hospitalized in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska according to his agent.
The Kansas City Royals traded their right handed pitcher Homer Bailey to the Oakland A’s just before his scheduled start yesterday (Sunday).
The Royals get minor league infielder Kevin Merrel.
More deals are likely on the way for the rebuilding Royals.
Billy Hamilton, Jake Diekman, Martin Maldonado, Wily Peralta, and Lucas Duda all have expiring contracts with the club.
The trade deadline is July 31st.