A Look at Sports: Cardinals v. Brewers, Royals v. Angels, and More

Jun 16, 2017

Credit Tom Gannam, Associated Press

   Keon Broxton and Eric Thames homered to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday night. Broxton drilled the first pitch he saw 489 feet into the left field seats to tie the game 2-2 in the second. It is the longest home run in Busch Stadium three's history and the second-longest this season in the major leagues.

   Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon hit solo home runs and the Kansas City Royals picked up their fifth consecutive victory, defeating the Los Angeles Angels 7-2 Thursday night. The streaking Royals have been getting it done with power, clubbing 14 homers in this unbeaten stretch.

   Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith began his offseason lamenting a loss to Pittsburgh in the playoffs. Then he watched Kansas City drafted his heir apparent in the 1st round and cut one of his favorite options. To say it's been a difficult few months would be an understatement, but Smith remains optimistic about the upcoming season.

   Former NHL winger Craig Berube has been hired as an associate coach in St. Louis along with two others, completing the staff under coach Mike Yeo. Berube, who played for five teams during his 17-year NHL career, spent last season as the head coach of the American Hockey League's Chicago Wolves.

   Rickie Fowler carries a one-stroke lead into the second round of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin. Fowler had seven birdies and no bogeys in a 7-under 65 that ties the best opening-round in relation to par at a U.S. Open.