• Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, July 22, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Dodgers fall to Cardinals 4-3 in 16 innings on Adams homer

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The stats say it was a dominant outing for Brandon McCarthy. He says it was luck.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner, left, rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run off St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Seung Hwan Oh, right, during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 22, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Adams homers in 16th to lift Cardinals over Dodgers 4-3

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — For Matt Adams, no feeling turned out to be the best feeling.

  • Kansas City Royals' Cheslor Cuthbert celebrates as he crosses the plate after hitting a solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers on Friday, July 22, 2016, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Darvish solid, Duffy better as Rangers lose to Royals, 3-1

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rangers manager Jeff Banister was reasonably happy with what Yu Darvish showed him in his third start since coming off the disabled list from a shoulder ailment.

  • St. Louis Cardinals' Stephen Piscotty, right, is congratulated by teammates Kolten Wong, left, and Jedd Gyorko after hitting a three-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Thursday, July 21, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Cardinals rally for 6-5 win over Padres

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Aledmys Diaz learned a valuable lesson at the All-Star Game.

  • Holliday hit in face by a pitch

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday left Thursday night’s game against the San Diego Padres after being hit in the face by a pitch from Andrew Cashner.

  • White House press secretary Josh Earnest, who is a big Kansas City Royals baseball team fan, watches as Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost holds up a jersey during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 21, 2016. Royals team members Salvador Perez, left, and Eric Hosmer, second from left, watch. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Obama honors Royals at White House after 3 decades gap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Kansas City Royals are going to have to work on their nicknames as far as President Barack Obama is concerned. Everything else was looking pretty good though as he honored the 2015 World Series champions at the White House on Thursday, describing them as one of the “grittiest, most complete teams we’ve seen in a long time.”

  • San Diego Padres' Paul Clemens heads back to the dugout after striking out during the fifth inning in the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Clemens burned by Gyorko homers, Padres lose again

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul Clemens got hurt on two fastballs to the St. Louis Cardinals’ hottest hitter. So much for being macho.

  • Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis celebrates with teammates after hitting a solo home run off Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Ian Kennedy during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Naquin, Carrasco send Indians to 11-4 romp over Royals

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — In the span of three innings, the Indians’ Tyler Naquin homered to left field, sent a two-run double down the right-field line and connected on a three-run homer over the center-field wall.

  • St. Louis Cardinals' Jedd Gyorko, right, rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run off San Diego Padres starting pitcher Colin Rea, left, during the fourth inning in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Rea allows 3 homers, Padres lose to Cardinals

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two weeks between starts did not help Colin Rea.

  • Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis celebrates with teammates after hitting a solo home run off Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Ian Kennedy during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Royals roughed up by Tyler Naquin, Indians in 11-4 loss

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ian Kennedy served up four home runs while striking out eight batters, all in less than five innings, which led the Royals pitcher to sum up his performance quite succinctly.