Morning Sports Report - July 14, 2014

By Dan Lucy |

Published 07/14 2014 05:54AM

Updated 07/14 2014 05:55AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Two of the bigger names in American tennis were on display last night in Springfield.

Andy Roddick brought his brand new Austin Aces to Mediacom stadium court to face James Blake and the Springfield Lasers in world team tennis.

Roddick played for Springfield last season before buying his own team.

Blake helped the Lasers win their second straight match Saturday night.

And it was men’s doubles right out of the shoot; Roddick and Treat Huey against Blake and Michael Russell. Roddick and Huey win the net game here and take the opening event 5-3.

But Springfield rallied in the second. Women’s singles, Olga Go-Vortsova beats Vera Zvona-Reva 5-1.

The headline event was James Blake against Andy Roddick in men’s singles and Roddick wins that 5-3.

That evened the match at 11 points apiece at halftime.

Springfield took the last two events women’s doubles and mixed doubles and beat Andy Roddick's aces 21-13.

The St. Louis Cardinals opened play yesterday in a first place tie with Milwaukee in the national league central.

The Cards have been red hot, winners of eight of their last 11.

The Brewers have lost seven in a row.

Milwaukee would break on top in the bottom of the first, Ryan Braun breaks his bat on this flare to short right, it drops in, Carlos Gomez scores, and Scooter Gennett scores on the throw to second, it's 2-0 Brewers.

St. Louis cuts that lead in half in the fourth, Matt Adams grounds out to third that scores Kolten Wong, it's 2-1.

But that's as close as the Cards would get, bottom of the fourth, Gannett doubles to left center, Elian Herrera scores as does Gomez and it's 4-1.

Then in the fifth, Khris Davis muscles up and takes this deep to right, over the casino sign and gone, a solo shot it's 5-1.

Then in the sixth, Carlos Gomez singles to left center, Herrera scores 6-1.

Milwaukee regains sole possession of first with an 11-2 win.

The Kansas City Royals scored five in the seventh inning to rally past Detroit 5-2.

The Springfield Cardinals opened a four game series in North Little Rock against the Travelers last night.
And Arkansas scored three in the first and holds onto beat the Cardinals 6-4.

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