CHICAGO (AP) — Slumping outfielder Dexter Fowler hit his fourth career grand slam, All-Star Miles Mikolas tossed six innings of three-hit ball and the St. Louis Cardinals routed the Chicago White Sox 14-2. Kolten Wong had four hits, including a two-run homer and a double, as every St. Louis starter except catcher Yadier Molina got at least one hit.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adalberto Mondesi had a three-run homer and a career-high four RBIs, and the Kansas City Royals snapped a 10-game skid with a 9-4 win over the Minnesota Twins. The Royals scored more than five runs for the first time since June 4 and improved to 26-65 overall, percentage points ahead of Baltimore to avoid owning baseball’s worst record. Mondesi went deep in the second inning and added an RBI single in the sixth.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An Ohio man has admitted defrauding NFL players out of money meant for charities. Thirty-nine-year-old Camario Richardson, of Maple Heights, Ohio, pleaded guilty Monday to mail fraud in federal court in Kansas City. Prosecutors say Richardson told the players he could deliver Nike-branded merchandise to charitable events but didn’t deliver the goods. The five players involved weren’t identified in the indictment.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State plans to increase its athletic department budget for the upcoming fiscal year after setting a record in donations this year. The university announced Tuesday that the athletic department received cash payments of $30.9 million in the last fiscal year. For the next fiscal year, the athletic department’s budget will increase by $8.9 million to $82.1 million.
MOSCOW (AP) — England and Croatia get their shot at the World Cup championship match today. The two will meet in Moscow, for the right to play France. Les Bleus beat Belgium 1-0 in St. Petersburg yesterday, earning their spot in Sunday’s final. Samuel Umititi scored the only goal in the semifinal match with a header in the 51st minute.
UNDATED (AP) — Retired Houston Astros first-base coach Rich Dauer will be among the coaches for the American League at next week’s All-Star game. Dauer was a part of Houston’s World Series championship last season, but was rushed to a hospital immediately after the team’s victory parade — surviving a difficult surgery on a blood clot in his brain.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have signed veteran Lance Stephenson and second-round pick Svi Mykhailiuk. Stephenson agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal to join LeBron James, Rajon Rondo and JaVale McGee in the Lakers’ influx of veteran talent. Stephenson appeared in all 82 games for Indiana last season, averaging 9.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. The Lakers are his seventh NBA franchise entering his ninth season.
Final Cincinnati 7 Cleveland 4
Final Toronto 6 Atlanta 2
Final St. Louis 14 Chi White Sox 2
Final Baltimore 6 N-Y Yankees 5
Final Boston 8 Texas 4
Final Tampa Bay 5 Detroit 2
Final Houston 6 Oakland 5, 11 Innings
Final Kansas City 9 Minnesota 4
Final L-A Angels 9 Seattle 3
Final Washington 5 Pittsburgh 1
Final Milwaukee 8 Miami 4
Final Philadelphia 7 N-Y Mets 3
Final Arizona 5 Colorado 3
Final San Diego 4 L-A Dodgers 1
Final Chi Cubs 2 San Francisco 0