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Here is the latest sports news: Cards fall to Royals. Beltran joins exclusive club. Torre to manage USA in World Baseball Classic. Cubs lose to BoSox. Rams need hearing for stadium renovation.

>>Royals Down Cards In 15

(St. Louis, MO) -- Yuniesky Betancourt hit a two-run home run in the top of the 15th inning to push the Royals past the Cardinals, 5-3. Matt Holliday and Allen Craig each hit a solo home run for the Cards. who are 4-and-4 in their last eight. Adam Wainwright dealt seven innings of one-run ball with eight strikeouts and reliever Eduardo Sanchez was tagged with the loss. St. Louis begins a nine-game road trip Tuesday against the Tigers.

>>Cards' Beltran Makes History

(St. Louis, MO) -- Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran is now the eighth member of the 300/300 club. Beltran joins Barry and Bobby Bonds, Willie Mays, Alex Rodriguez, Andre Dawson, Reggie Sanders and Steve Finley as the only players with 300 home runs and 300 stolen bases. He is the first switch hitter in the group. He stole a base in Friday's game against Kansas City. The 35-year-old has 321 homers in his career.

>>Torre To Manage Team USA In 2013 World Baseball Classic

(Durham, NC) -- Joe Torre [[ TORE-ee ]] will manage Team USA in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. The 71-year-old spent 29 seasons as a major league manager with the New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers. He led the Yankees to four World Series titles between 1996 and 2000. Torre is currently the executive vice president of baseball operations for Major League Baseball. The U.S. has not placed higher than fourth in the World Baseball Classic, finishing sixth in its first year in 2006 and fourth in 2009.

>>Red Sox Take Rubber Match Over Cubs

(Chicago, IL) -- Boston survived a scary ninth inning to earn a 7-4 victory over the Cubs and take the rubber match of the three-game set in Chicago. Paul Maholm struck out six in as many innings but gave up three runs in the start for Chicago while Shawn Camp gave up two runs while failing to retire a batter to take the loss. Starlin Castro finished a home run shy of the cycle while driving in a pair for the Cubs, who have dropped four-of-five and eight of their last 11 contests. The Cubs begin a three-game series against the crosstown rival White Sox tonight.

 >>Dodgers Edge White Sox In Extras

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Dee Gordon singled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the Chicago White Sox, 2-1, yesterday at Chavez Ravine. Dayan Viciedo's RBI single in the sixth accounted for the White Sox' lone run of the game. Addison Reed blew the save and Matt Thornton was saddled with the loss. Jose Quintana tossed eight scoreless innings of five-hit ball in a no-decision.

 >>Rams, CVC Heading To Arbitration Over Dome Renovation

(St. Louis, MO) -- The St. Louis Rams and Convention and Visitors Commission are heading to arbitration over how to renovate the Edward Jones Dome. According to the "Post-Dispatch," the CVC voted to enter into arbitration in a conference call yesterday. The two sides previously rejected one another's proposals and had until today to avoid arbitration, which could last through December 31st.

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