SAN DIEGO (AP) - Daniel Descalso hit his first career grand slam last night to lead the St. Louis Cardinals past the San Diego Padres 10-2. Descalso finished with five RBIs and Matt Carpenter added a run-scoring double for the Cardinals. Adam Wainwright held San Diego to one run and four hits to earn his first victory at Petco Park.
HOUSTON (AP) - George Kottaras drew a bases-loaded walk to drive in the go-ahead run last night as the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the Houston Astros 7-3. Alex Gordon added three hits and Alcides Escobar had two RBIs for the Royals, who snapped a 4-game skid. Jimmy Paredes hit a three-run homer for the Astros.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Mitch Slauter's RBI single in the 17th inning gave Mississippi State a 2-1 win over Missouri in the opening round of the SEC baseball tournament. The game lasted more than 4.5 hours and ended early this morning. Brannon Champagne scored on a groundout to give the Tigers an early 1-0 lead.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Big 12 has delayed the start of its baseball tournament in Oklahoma City after this week's deadly tornado. The league has announced the tournament will change from a double-elimination format to pool play and will start tomorrow instead of today. Regular-season champion Kansas State will be in a pool with No. 4 seed Oklahoma, No. 5 seed Baylor and No. 8 seed Texas Tech.
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