Midwest Sports Headlines: 7/22/18


July 22nd, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Carpenter homered for the sixth consecutive game and Paul DeJong hit a tiebreaking double in St. Louis’ three-run ninth inning, helping the Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 6-3 to split their day-night doubleheader. Carpenter also had a solo shot in the opener after he went 5 for 5 with three homers and seven RBIs while playing just six innings in St. Louis’ 18-5 victory on Friday.

CHICAGO (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have placed right-hander Carlos Martinez on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right side. The move comes a day after Martinez struggled through five innings in a 9-6 loss to the Chicago Cubs. Martinez has dropped his last two starts. General manager Michael Girsch says he hopes Martinez misses only one start.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez homered, reliever Brian Flynn picked up the win with three scoreless innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2. The Royals won back-to-back games for the first time since May 29-30.

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs have a new quarterback in Patrick Mahomes II, new assistant coaches and open jobs on both sides of the ball. Still, the way Mahomes takes over for the departed Alex Smith is the big storyline as the Chiefs report to the campus of Missouri Western for the start of training camp.