Samardzija pitches Cubs past Cardinals 4-2
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Ryan Sweeney and Cody Ransom hit back-to-back homers in a four-run first inning and that was plenty for Jeff Samardzija, who pitched the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 Tuesday night.
Chicago started fast against Adam Wainwright (10-4) and broke a 5-game losing streak in St. Louis.
Carlos Beltran hit his team-high 17th homer for the Cardinals, who lost for the third time in five games but still lead the majors with a 45-26 record.
Indians rally for 4-3 win over Royals
CLEVELAND (AP) - Michael Brantley's sacrifice fly capped Cleveland's three-run eighth inning, rallying the Indians to a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
Held to one run and three hits over seven innings by Ervin Santana, the Indians finally strung something together in the eighth off Kelvin Herrera (3-5) and Tim Collins. Michael Bourn and Jason Kipnis delivered RBI hits before Brantley drove in Mike Aviles with the go-ahead run.
Cody Allen (2-0), whose throwing error in the eighth helped the Royals take a 3-1 lead, got the win. Vinnie Pestano gave up three singles and a walk in the ninth but managed to get his second save.
St. Louis CVC pays $2M to Rams for legal fees
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission has paid $2 million to the St. Louis Rams to cover the team's legal fees for the dispute over upgrades to the Edward Jones Dome.
CVC spokeswoman Donna Andrews on Tuesday confirmed payment was made May 20. Rams spokesman Artis Twyman confirmed the payment.
The CVC operates the taxpayer-funded dome that the Rams have played in since moving to St. Louis in 1995. The lease agreement allows the team to leave after 2014 if the dome is not deemed among the top quarter of NFL stadiums.
The two sides were far apart on how to get to that level. Arbitrators sided with the Rams' more expensive upgrade plan and ordered the CVC to pay the team's legal expenses.
James helps Heat stave off elimination in Game 6
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James shrugged off a poor start to get 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds to play to force overtime and the Miami Heat staved off elimination with a 103-100 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.
James missed 9 of his first 12 shots, but scored 16 points in the fourth to rally the Heat from a 10-point deficit. The Heat trailed 94-89 with 28 seconds to play, but James hit a 3 with 20 seconds to go and Allen drilled another to tie it.
James' layup with 1:43 to play in overtime gave the Heat a 101-100 lead, and Allen added two free throws to force Game 7, which is on Thursday night in Miami.
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