KXEO Sports Report 7/28/2022

With three hits last night, including a double and a home run, Albert Pujols passed Rogers Hornsby to become fourth all time in hits for the Cardinals in St. Louis’ 6-1 win over Toronto.

The Cards also got a mixed bag of news on the injury front.  Catcher Yadier Molina will catch in his first rehab game tonight at Triple-A Memphis.  If all goes well, Molina could potentially return by Aug 2.  Meanwhile, Center Fielder Harrison Bader’s news is not as good.

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Bader will be shut down for several weeks after a diagnosis confirmed his heel injury.  The outfielder isn’t expected to require surgery, but rest is imperative for his plantar fasciitis issue.

The Cards have the night off before opening a series Friday at Washington.

Kansas City headed to New York for a 6:05 start tonight.  Brady Singer on the mounds for the Royals and the Yanks counter with Jameson Taillon.

For the second night in a row, the Los Angeles Angels shut out Kansas City. Last night it was LA 4, KC 0, despite the Royals mustering 7 hits.

The annual Major League baseball trading deadline frenzy is underway, and it has started in Kansas City, where the Royals have traded All-Star outfielder Andrew Benitindini. (BEN-uh-ten-dee). The 28-year-old outfielder, and his career-best .320 average, is headed to the New York Yankees . In exchange, the Royals get three lower-level minor league pitching prospects: right-hander Beck Way, right-hander Chandler Champlain and left-hander T.J. Sikkema.

Sikkema, is a former University of Missouri pitcher.