Kansas City Royals defeat St. Louis Cardinals, 10-3

KANSAS CITY • As catcher Yadier Molina's batting average dives through what he called "a slump" Sunday, manager Tony La Russa realized that Molina's struggles invite concerns about a different number.

Molina's innings.

"At the catcher's position, it's always something you're going to ask," La Russa said. "Especially when it's someone who is as engaged as Yadi is. It's something you watch carefully. It's a byproduct of the position. There are going to be days when you...

KANSAS CITY • The Cardinals' enigmatic and at times anemic offense has put their starting pitchers in a position where being good isn't always good enough to win.
On Sunday, Jaime Garcia's warmup wasn't even good.

The Cardinals' rookie struggled as he got his arm loose before a start that would last only two innings at Kauffman Stadium. On their way to a 10-3 trouncing of the Cardinals, the Kansas City Royals dinged Garcia for a season-high five runs and inflated his E...