Orioles Top White Sox
(Baltimore, MD) — Gabriel Ynoa replaced the injured Wade Miley and tossed six shutout innings as the Orioles topped the White Sox, 4-2, at Camden Yards. Miley was hit by two batted balls on just 12 pitches before getting pulled in the first inning. Ynoa replaced him and allowed six hits and no runs to secure his first win. Chris Davis went long as Baltimore opened the series with a victory. Miguel Gonzalez took the loss for the White Sox. Adonis Garcia and Melky Cabrera plated runs in defeat.
Royals Clip Indians
(Kansas City, MO) — Eric Hosmer’s two-run homer in the fifth inning proved to be the difference as the Royals clipped the Indians, 3-1, in Kansas City. Hosmer finished with three hits in the winning effort. Alcides Escobar gave the Royals some insurance with an RBI double in the sixth. Jason Hammel tossed six innings of one-run ball to earn his first victory of the season. Edwin Encarnacion went deep to account for the lone Cleveland run. The Indians have lost three of their last four games.
Cardinals Crush Braves
(Atlanta, GA) — Aledmys Diaz dropped in four hits and drove in three runs as the Cardinals cruised past the Braves, 10-0, in Atlanta. Diaz notched a two-run double in the third and scored one with a single in the sixth. Matt Carpenter and Tommy Pham homered in the blowout. Lance Lynn tossed six innings of scoreless ball to pick up the win. Mike Foltynewicz surrendered seven runs on nine hits in four innings of work to take the loss. The Braves have dropped four-of-five.
Reds Clobber Giants
(Cincinnati, OH) — The Reds held a three-run lead after one inning and never looked back as they clobbered the Giants, 13-3, in Cincinnati. Billy Hamilton scored four runs, stole two bases and had two RBI, while Jose Peraza finished with four RBI in the win. The Reds piled up 16 hits and Bronson Arroyo lasted five-and-a-third innings to get the win. Cincy has won five of its past six games. Matt Cain didn’t make it out of the fourth and allowed 10 hits and nine runs to take the loss for San Francisco. Christian Arroyo went deep for the Giants.
Gardner Rallies Yankees Past Cubs In Ninth
(Chicago, IL) — Down to their last strike, Brett Gardner drilled a three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning to propel the Yankees to a 3-2 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. The blast came off Hector Rondon [[ ron-DOAN ]] as New York won the opener of the three-game series. Jonathan Holder got the win and Aroldis Chapman his seventh save. Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber hit solo homers for Chicago, which was outhit 11-to-4 in defeat.
Cavaliers Hammer Raptors
(Cleveland, OH) — The Cavaliers continue to roll through the postseason as they hammered the Raptors, 115-94, in Game Three of their conference semifinal series in Toronto. LeBron James finished with 35 points, eight rebounds and seven assists as the Cavs pulled away in the fourth quarter. Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving added 16 points each as Cleveland improved to 7-and-0 overall this postseason. DeMar DeRozan battled his way to 37 points for the Raptors. They’ll need a win in Sunday’s Game Four to avoid elimination.
Spurs Stump Rockets
(Houston, TX) — Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge led the charge as the Spurs stumped the Rockets, 103-92, in Game Three of their semifinal series in Houston. Leonard and Aldridge each had 26 points as the Spurs clamped down on the Rockets in the second half. Patty Mills added 15 points off the bench in San Antonio’s first game without leader Tony Parker. The Spurs lead the series, 2-1. James Harden piled up 43 points for the Rockets. Clint Capela finished with 12 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks in defeat.
Blues Nip Predators, Stay Alive
(St. Louis, MO) — Jaden Schwartz scored the go-ahead goal in the third period as the Blues nipped the Predators, 2-1, in Game Five of their semifinal series in St. Louis. Dmitrij Jaskin lit the lamp in the second for the Blues, who avoided elimination and trail the series 3-2. Jake Allen made 21 saves. Game Six is Sunday in Nashville. James Neal scored the lone goal for the Predators on a power play in the second. Pekka Rinne saved 30 shots in defeat.
Ducks Rally Late, Top Oilers In Double OT
(Anaheim, CA) — Corey Perry notched two assists and the game-winner in double overtime as the Ducks capped a wild comeback over the Oilers, 4-3, in Game Five of their conference semifinal in Anaheim. Trailing by three with less than four minutes remaining Ryan Getzlaf, Cam Fowler, and Rickard Rakell rallied the Ducks to tie the game. Rakell and Getzlaf also assisted on Perry’s game winner. Anaheim took a 3-2 advantage in the seven-game-set. Cam Talbot made 60 saves in the losing effort. Connor McDavid had a goal and an assist. The series now shifts to Edmonton for Sunday’s Game Six.