Cardinals Hang On, Clip Reds
(St. Louis, MO) — Dexter Fowler keyed the Cardinals offense as they held on to clip the Reds, 7-5, in St. Louis. Fowler finished 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI in the winning effort. Jedd Gyorko also went deep for the Cards’ as they won their third-straight. Lance Lynn tossed six innings of one-run ball to earn the win, Seung-Hwan Oh notched his sixth save. Joey Votto and Scott Schebler homered for Cincinnati. Tim Adleman gave up eight runs in five-and-a-third to take the loss. The Reds are on a four-game slide.
White Sox Power Past Tigers
(Detroit, MI) — The White Sox used three home runs to power past the Tigers, 7-3, in Detroit. Todd Frazier, Avisail Garcia, and Tim Anderson all went deep in the winning effort. Garcia finished 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored. Anthony Swarzak tossed two innings of scoreless ball to pick up the win in relief, Chicago’s fifth in a row. Alex Wilson was tagged with the loss in relief. Tigers’ third baseman Nick Castellanos made three fielding errors. Detroit has dropped three-straight.
Mariners Clip Indians
(Cleveland, OH) — Robinson Cano and Ben Gamel went deep as the Mariners clipped the Indians, 3-1, in Cleveland. Cano launched a two-run dinger in the fourth inning and Gamel added a solo shot in the sixth. Ariel Miranda gave up two hits and one run over five-and-a-third innings to earn the win. Edwin Diaz picked up the save for Seattle. Carlos Carrasco tossed eight innings of three-run ball to take the loss for Cleveland. Jose Ramirez homered in defeat.
Twins Take Down Royals
(Kansas City, MO) — Joe Mauer drilled the go-ahead double in the eighth inning as the Twins took down the Royals, 6-4, in Kansas City. Mauer’s two-run double broke a four-all tie for Minnesota. Miguel Sano’s two-run double knotted the game at four earlier in the inning. Sano also homered while Craig Breslow got the relief win. Joakim Soria was charged with the loss for the Royals.
Red Sox Hang On, Clip Cubs
(Boston, MA) — The Red Sox scored five runs in the first inning and held on the top the Cubs, 5-4, in Boston. Andrew Benintendi homered and Mitch Moreland mashed an RBI double for the Sox. Hanley Ramirez, Jackie Bradley Junior, and Christian Vazquez notched run scoring singles in the first inning outburst. Drew Pomeranz tossed six frames of one-run ball to pick up the win. Kris Bryant and Albert Almora Junior homered in defeat. Jake Arrieta surrendered the five-runs on ten-hits in four-and-a-third to take his first loss.
Celtics Rip Bulls To Advance
(Chicago, IL) — The Celtics are moving on to the second-round of the NBA playoffs. Avery Bradley led a balanced attack with 23 points as Boston ripped the Bulls, 105-83, in Game Six of their opening round series in Chicago. Gerald Green added 16 points in the winning effort. Isaiah Thomas, Al Horford, and Jae Crowder scored 12 apiece. Boston advances to play the Wizards in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Jimmy Butler paced the Bulls with 23 points. Chicago lost-four straight after taking the first two games of the best-of-seven set.
Clippers Hold Off Jazz, Force Game Seven
(Salt Lake City, UT) — Chris Paul put the Clippers on his back and carried them to a 98-93 Game Six win over the Jazz in Salt Lake City. Paul posted 29 points and eight assists to guide the Clips. DeAndre Jordan added 13 points and 18 rebounds as L.A. forced a pivotal Game Seven. The series finale is Sunday at the Staples Center. Gordon Hayward led Utah with 31 points. George Hill added 22 points for the Jazz, who missed a chance to close the series on their home floor.
Blues Edge Predators, Tie Series
(St. Louis, MO) — Vladimir Tarasenko’s goal in the third period was the difference as the Blues edged the Predators, 3-2, to tie their second round playoff series at one win apiece in St. Louis. Tarasenko also scored in the first on a power play before breaking a two-all tie with less than four minutes left. Jori Lehtera tied it in the third. Jake Allen made 22 saves in the win. James Neal and Ryan Ellis provided the offense for the Preds. The series shifts to Nashville for Game Three on Sunday.