Royals Nip Orioles
(Kansas City, MO) — Eric Hosmer nailed the go-ahead double in the eighth inning as the Royals nipped the Orioles, 3-2, in Kansas City. Hosmer broke a two-all tie to put KC up for good. Danny Duffy tossed seven frames of two-run ball, with Joakim Soria earning the relief win. Lorenzo Cain also had an RBI-double, while Brandon Moss left the yard for the Royals. Caleb Joseph scored on a wild pitch for the O’s and finished 3-for-3 with an RBI-double. Vidal Nuno was charged with the loss.
Brewers Hang On, Clip Mets
(Milwaukee, WI) — Milwaukee crushed five home runs and held off a late rally as they topped the Mets, 7-4, in Milwaukee. Hernan Perez, Eric Sogard, Orlando Arcia all went deep and Jett Bandy homered twice in the winning effort. Matt Garza tossed six inning of two-run ball to earn the win. Jared Hughes picked up the save. The Brewers have won four-of-five. New York scored twice in the ninth inning to make things close. Matt Harvey gave up five-runs in five-plus innings to take the loss.
Padres Fight Off White Sox
(Chicago, IL) — Austin Hedges drove in half of his team’s runs as the Padres fought off the White Sox, 6-3, in Chicago. Hedges notched a two-run double in the third inning before launching a solo homer in the fifth. Matt Szczur and Wil Myers belted solo shots for San Diego. Jhoulys Chacin pitched into the seventh for his third win. Leury Garcia provided all of the offense for the White Sox, with a pair of homers. Miguel Gonzalez took the loss.
Cubs Hang On, Clip Cardinals
(St. Louis, MO) — Willson Contreras homered twice and the Cubs held off a late rally as the topped the Cardinals, 3-2, in St. Louis. Tommy La Stella also went deep as Chicago won for the third time in four games this season at Busch Stadium. Eddie Butler tossed six shutout innings to pick up the win. Wade Davis notched his eighth save. Randal Grichuk homered in defeat for St. Louis. The Cardinals scored a run in the ninth inning but the rally fell short as their six-game winning streak was snapped.
Rays Hang On, Clip Red Sox
(Boston, MA) — Evan Longoria’s fifth inning home run proved to be the difference as the Rays held off the Red Sox, 5-4, in Boston. Longoria’s shot gave Tampa Bay a five-run lead following a Corey Dickerson RBI double earlier in the frame. Tim Beckham started the scoring with a two-run single in the fourth. Alex Cobb picked up the win and Alex Colome notched the save. The Red Sox scored four times in the seventh inning to make things close. Rick Porcello gave up five-runs, three earned, in six innings to take the loss.
Angels Cruise Past Tigers
(Anaheim, CA) — Matt Shoemaker and three relievers combined for a four-hit shutout to help the Angels cruise past the Tigers, 7-0, in Anaheim. Shoemaker struck out seven over six innings of work to pick up the win. Luis Valbuena notched three hits including a solo home run to start the scoring in the second. Cliff Pennington also had three hits with two RBI and Mike Trout homered in the winning effort. Jordan Zimmermann surrendered 10 hits and five runs in five-and-a-third to take the loss. Detroit has dropped four-of-six.
Dodgers Fold Rockies
(Denver, CO) — The Dodgers reeled off five runs in the second inning as they folded the Rockies, 6-2, in Denver. Chase Utley had a two-run triple and Kyle Seager had a two-run double to highlight the inning. Cody Bellinger blasted a solo shot and Clayton Kershaw tossed seven innings of two-run ball to get the win. The Dodgers have won six of their past seven games. Tyler Chatwood was charged with the loss for Colorado. D.J. LeMahieu and Carlos Gonzalez singled in runs for the Rox.
Posey Lifts Giants Past Reds
(San Francisco, CA) — Buster Posey nailed the walk-off homer in the 17th inning as the Giants slipped past the Reds, 3-2, in San Francisco. Johnny Cueto tossed eight innings of two-run ball in a no-decision. Cory Gearrin picked up the win with two innings of relief. Denard Span plated the Giants’ other two runs as they tied the three-game set at one win each. Robert Stephenson gave up the losing homer to fall to 0-and-2 for Cincinnati. Scooter Gennett tripled in a run for the Reds.
Wizards Survive Celtics, Force Game Seven
(Washington, D.C.) — John Wall nailed the go-ahead three-pointer with 3.5 second left as the Wizards survived the Celtics, 92-91, in Game Six of their Eastern Conference semifinal series in D.C. Wall finished with 26 points and eight assists, and Bradley Beal led the charge with 33 points. Markieff Morris was the only other Wizards player in double figures with 16 points and 11 boards. Game Seven tips off Monday in Boston. Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley each scored 27 for the Celtics.
Predators Stun Ducks In OT
(Anaheim, CA) — James Neal scored the winning goal in overtime as the Predators stunned the Ducks, 3-2, in Game One of the Western Conference Finals from Anaheim. Filip Forsberg scored in the first period for Nashville, and Austin Watson tallied in the second. Ryan Johansen assisted both goals. Pekka Rinne made 27 saves for the Preds. Jakob Silfverberg and Hampus Lindholm each scored for the Ducks. John Gibson had 43 saves in defeat. Game Two is Sunday in Anaheim.