Morning Sports Report - May 2 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mo--The Missouri State Bears will take a nine game winning streak to Lawrence to play Kansas Tuesday night. In our Bear Nation Report, they won't be taking to Lawrence is head coach Keith Guttin.

The Missouri Valley and the NCAA suspended the Bears boss for three games because he failed to comply with the standard post-ejection protocol.
        
Guttin was tossed from Saturday's win at Evansville in the third inning when he argued from the dugout about a check swing strike. He'll miss Tuesday's game as well as the first two games against the Salukis this weekend in Carbondale.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo--The Springfield Cardinals were looking for a three game series sweep of the Arkansas Travelers Tuesday afternoon at Hammons Field.
        
The Cards outscored the Travs in the first two games for the wins.

But they could not make it three straight on a cold blustery day at Hammons.
         
Springfield jumps in front in the second Alex Mejia takes this deep to left, over the boards and gone, a two run shot, it's 2-0 Cardinals.
         
But Arkansas answers in the third, Marcus Littlewood, with a lot of wood, a three run homer to right, that puts the Travs up 3-2.
         
Springfield bounces back, it's 3-3 in the fourth, Nick Martini doubles to right, Dicky Joe thon scores it's 4-3 Cardinals.
          
Then in the sixth, Martini again, another double to right, this scores Oscar Mercado and it's 6-3 Springfield.

But the Cards could not hold it, top of the seventh, Jay Baum singles to right, Littlewood scores it's 7-6 Travs.
           
Then Nelson Ward bloops this over Mejia's head in short center, Chance Mack scores, Arkansas scored five in the seventh and beat the Cards 8-7.  

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In the Bigs last night, the St. Louis Cardinals played Milwaukee.
It was 4-0 Brewers when Aledmys Diaz, Springfield class of 2014, takes this deep to left, making it 4-1.
Matt Farpenter takes this deep to center, back to back jacks, and it's 4-2.
In the 8th, Jedd Jerko takes this deep to right center, taking it to 4-3.
The Cards tied it up, but the Brewers' Travis Shaw takes this deep to right.  It's a 3-run blast and Milwaukee wins 7-5.  

The Kansas City Royals snapped a 9-game losing streak with a 6-1 win over Chicago.

 


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