By SARAH TROTTO
CHICAGO (AP) — Cardinals rookie Brendan Donovan apologized for tweets he sent with homophobic language as a teenager that surfaced during St. Louis’ game against the Chicago Cubs. Twitter users directed Donovan’s tweets to the attention of reporters during a doubleheader in Chicago, including at least one that used an anti-gay slur. Donovan’s Twitter account was deleted shortly after the second game, in which Donovan hit a two-run double in the 10th inning to spur a 7-4 Cardinals victory. The flagged tweets were sent in 2011 and 2013, and the 25-year-old Donovan said Saturday they were part of “playful banter” with a friend.