Jones’ Homer In 10th Gives Tigers Game One Win Over Royals
(Detroit, MI) — JaCoby Jones homered in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Tigers a 3-2 win over the Royals in the opener of a day-night doubleheader at Comerica Park. Jones also had an RBI double for Detroit, which blew a 2-0 lead before pulling out the win. Dixon Machado had a sac-fly for the Tigers, won their fourth in-a-row. Joe Jimenez got the win in relief. Brad Keller took the loss for KC, which has dropped nine in-a-row. Starter Jason Hammel allowed five hits and two runs over the first nine innings. Mike Moustakas homered and John Jay and an RBI single for the Royals.
Royals End Nine-Game Skid, Top Tigers
(Detroit, MI) — Jakob Junis held the Tigers to two runs and four hits over eight innings as the Royals held on for a 3-2 victory in the second game of a doubleheader in Detroit. Kansas City has four victories this season and Jakob Junis has won three of them. Whit Merrifield homered in the fifth inning as KC snapped a nine-game losing streak. Shane Greene, the fourth Detroit pitcher, took the loss. JaCoby Jones and Jose Iglesias drove in the Tigers runs. Detroit won the opener 3-2 in 10 innings on Jones’ walk-off homer.
Phillies Edge Pirates
(Philadelphia, PA) — Odubel Herrera plated the go-ahead run with a triple in the eighth inning and the Phillies held on to edge the Pirates 2-1 in Philadelphia. Rhys Hoskins drove in the other Phillies’ run with an RBI groundout in the sixth. Ben Lively tossed six frames of one-run ball but did not factor in the decision. Luis Garcia earned the win and Hector Neris locked down the save as the Phils improved to 12-and-7. Pittsburgh starter Ivan Nova gave up one-run over six innings and reliever George Kontos was tagged with the loss. The Pirates have dropped four-of-five.
Mets Edge Braves In Extras
(Cumberland, GA) — Yoenis Cespedes drove in the go-ahead run in the 12th inning and the Mets edged the Braves 5-3 at SunTrust Park. Robert Gsellman scored the go-ahead run and also earned the win with two frames of scoreless relief. Jeurys Familia locked down his eighth save and Noah Syndergaard tossed six innings of three-run ball in a no decision as New York improved to 14-and-5. Sean Newcomb surrendered three over six frames for Atlanta and Josh Ravin was tagged with the loss. Ozzie Albies went deep for the Braves as they fell to 11-and-8.
Cardinals Soar Past Reds
(St. Louis, MO) — Yadier Molina hit a two-run double in the first inning as the Cardinals stomped the Reds 4-2 at Busch Stadium. Michael Wacha only allowed one run in six-and-two-third innings to pick up the win for St. Louis. Jose Martinez went 3-for-5 with an RBI to help the Cardinals improve to 11-and-8. Alex Blandino tried to ignite a late rally for Cincinnati with a RBI-single in the ninth inning. Brandon Finnegan was charged with the loss after he gave up four runs in three frames. The Reds have lost three in-a-row as they dropped to an MLB worst 3-and-16 on the season.
Cubs Crush Rockies
(Denver, CO) — The Cubs racked up 18 hits as they crushed the Rockies 16-5 at Coors Field. Javier Baez [[ BY-ez ]] and Kyle Schwarber homered and each drove in four runs for the Cubbies, who improved to 9-and-8. The game got out of hand with a seven-run Chicago sixth inning. Kyle Hendricks tossed five innings of three-run ball to earn the win. Rockies’ starter Jon Gray allowed eight hits and seven runs over five innings to fall to 1-and-4. Nolan Arenado homered in the loss as the Rox fell to 2-and-5 at home.
Blue Jays Bounce Yankees
(New York, NY) — Lourdes Gurriel singled in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning as the Blue Jays bounced the Yankees 8-5 in New York. He gave Toronto a lead in the fourth with a two-run single to finish with three RBI in his MLB debut. Teoscar Hernandez clubbed a two-run homer and walked with the bases loaded for the Jays, which have won five of their past six games. Marco Estrada earned the win. Giancarlo Stanton, Tyler Austin, and Miguel Andujar drilled home runs for New York in the loss. Sonny Gray got chased in the fourth inning and Domingo German was charged with the loss. The Yankees fell to 9-and-9.
Orioles Hold Off Indians
(Baltimore, MD) — Dylan Bundy tossed six innings of one-run ball to help the Orioles edge the Indians 3-1 in Baltimore. Bundy struck out nine as he earned his first win and Darren O’Day closed out the ninth to pick up his first save. Trey Mancini put the O’s ahead with a two-run double in the fifth after Manny Machado tied the game with a solo-homer the inning before. Baltimore snapped a six-game slide. Trevor Bauer surrednered three runs over seven frames to take the loss for Cleveland. The Tribe has lost three-of-four and fell to 9-and-8 overall.
Rays Turn Back Twins In 10 Innings
(St. Petersburg, FL) — Pinch-runner John Field scored the walk-off run from second base on a Zach Duke error as the Rays clipped the Twins 8-7 in 10 innings in St. Petersburg. Denard Span had two hits, three RBIs, walked, stole a base and scored a run for the Rays. Tampa starter Chris Archer yielded two runs on four hits in six-and-two-third innings in a no-decision. Eddie Rosario hit a grand slam in the eighth as the Twins rallied from a four-run deficit. Logan Morrison homered in the Minnesota first in his first at-bat against his former club.
Mariners Shock Rangers With Late Rally
(Arlington, TX) — The Mariners scored five runs over the final two innings to shock the Rangers 6-2 at Globe Life Park. Mitch Haniger tied the game in the eighth with a solo homer before Jean Segura put them up for good with a two-run double in the ninth. Felix Hernandez gave up four hits and two runs over five-and-a-third innings and Juan Nicasio came away with the win. The M’s ended a three-game slide. Keone Kela allowed three hits and three runs while recording one out in the ninth to take the loss for Texas. The Rangers dropped to 7-and-14 overall and 2-and-9 at home.
Astros, Verlander Shut Out White Sox
(Chicago, IL) — Justin Verlander allowed two singles over six innings and George Springer drove in four runs as the Astros routed the White Sox 10-0 in Chicago. Carlos Correa contributed a two-run homer and a solo-shot in the winning effort. The Astros have won four straight. White Sox starter James Shields was pulled in the sixth inning, allowing seven runs on eight hits and four walks. Chicago dropped its fifth straight and has lost six of seven home games. White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar passed out in the dugout after getting the final two outs in the sixth inning and was taken by ambulance to a hospital for extensive testing.
Brewers Shut Out Marlins
(Milwaukee, WI) — Jhoulys Chacin allowed four singles over six innings as the Brewers beat the Marlins 8-0 for their fourth straight victory. Ryan Braun and Travis Shaw homered and drove in two runs. Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich combined for two hits, four walks and scored four runs. Marlins starter Trevor Richards did not make it out of the fourth inning, allowing six runs on five hits, two of them homers, and walking six. J.B. Shuck had two of the Miami six hits. The Marlins have lost five of their last six.
Nationals Outlast Dodgers
(Los Angeles, CA) — Max Scherzer won the pitching duel with Clayton Kershaw as the Nationals outlasted the Dodgers 5-2 in L.A. Scherzer struck out nine over six innings of one-run ball to earn the win for Washington. Sean Doolittle earned his fourth save. Bryce Harper scored twice and drove in a run as the Nats improved to 7-and-3 on the road. Kershaw gave up nine hits and four runs over seven innings to fall to 1-and-3 for L.A. Yasiel Puig and Yasmani Grandal singled in runs for the Dodgers, who fell to 8-and-10 overall.
Red Sox Slam A’s
(Oakland, CA) — Mitch Moreland hit the go-ahead grand slam in the sixth inning as the Red Sox topped the Athletics 7-3 in Oakland. Boston has won 17-of-18 since its Opening Day loss and is off to its best start in franchise history at 17-and-2 overall. Jackie Bradley Junior also homered in the winning effort. Hector Velazquez earned the win in relief of starter Drew Pomeranz. Kendall Graveman was charged with six runs over five-plus innings of work to take the loss for the A’s. Oakland’s four-game winning streak came to an end as it fell to 9-and-11.
Giants Club Angels
(Anaheim, CA) — The Giants reeled off six runs in the fifth inning as they clubbed the Angels 8-1 in Anaheim. Mac Williamson got it going in the fifth with a two-run homer, and Andrew McCutchen closed it out with a three-run shot. Nick Hundley homered and added an RBI-double for San Francisco, which has won two-of-three after dropping four in a row. Jeff Samardzija earned the win. Mike Trout went deep in the eighth to end the shutout and Andrew Heaney got chased in the fifth to take the loss. Shohei Ohtani went 2-for-4 at the plate for the 13-and-7 Halos.
Pacers Rally To Stun Cavaliers
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Cavaliers fell apart in the second half as the Paces earned a 92-90 win in Game Three of their first-round playoff series in Indianapolis. Bojan Bogdanovic went off for 30 points and shot 7-of-9 from beyond the arc. Indiana outscored Cleveland 52-33 in the second half to pull out the win and now leads the series 2-1. LeBron James led the Cavs with 28 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists. Kevin Love added 19 points in the loss. Game Four is Sunday in Indianapolis.
Wizards Crush Raptors
(Washington, DC) — John Wall and Bradley Beal combined to score 56 points as the Wizards dumped the Raptors 122-103 in Game Three of their first round playoff series at Capital One Arena. Washington built on its eight-point halftime lead and outscored Toronto 32-21 in the third quarter. Wall and Beal poured in 28 points apiece to help the Wizards draw the series closer at 2-1. DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with 23 points, while Kyle Lowry chipped in with 19. The series will remain in Washington for Game Four on Sunday.
Bucks Clobber Celtics In Game Three
(Milwaukee, WI) — The Bucks jumped out to a 15 point lead and never looked back as they stomped the Celtics 116-92 in Game Three of their first-round series in Milwaukee. The Bucks led 27-12 after the first quarter and cruised the rest of the way. Khris Middleton led the way with 23 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 19 in the winning effort. Milwaukee trails in the series 2-1 and hosts Game Four on Sunday. Al Horford paced Boston with 16 points as it squandered an opportunity to take a commanding series lead. Greg Monroe scored 15 with 12 rebounds off the bench in defeat.
Flyers Edge Penguins, Avoid Elimination
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Sean Couturier scored the go-ahead goal with 1:15 left as the Flyers edged the Penguins 4-2 in Game Five of their first-round series in Pittsburgh. Valtteri Filppula had a shorthanded goal and two assists for Philly. Claude Giroux and Matt Read also lit the lamp as the Flyers avoided elimination. Michal Neuvirth made 30 saves on 32 shots in the winning effort. Bryan Rust and Jake Guentzel found the back of the net in defeat. The Penguins went 0-for-5 on power plays as their lead in the series was trimmed to 3-2. Game Six is on Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center.
Jets Wipe Out Wild
(Winnipeg, Manitoba) — Connor Hellebuyck stopped all 30 shots he faced as the Jets took down the Wild 5-0 in Game Five of their first round playoff series in Winnipeg. The Jets raced out to a 4-0 lead in the first period and never looked back. Winnipeg bested Minnesota four games to one to win its first playoff series in franchise history. The Jets will advance to the next round and face the winner of the series between the Predators and the Avalanche. Minnesota goalie Devan Dubnyk was pulled after giving up four goals on just 10 shots. The Wild lost in the first round of the playoffs for the third-straight season.
Avalanche Steal Game Six Against Predators
(Nashville, TN) — The Avalanche scored twice in the final five minutes to steal Game Six 2-1 from the Predators in Nashville. Gabriel Landeskog scored the tying goal with 4:11 left before Sven Andrighetto put the Avs up for good less than three minutes later. Andrew Hammond stopped 44-of-45 shots in just his third ever game for Colorado. The Avs avoided elimination and trail the series 3-2. Nashville’s Nick Bonino scored the game’s first goal with 9:42 left in the third. Pekka Rinne finished with 25 saves. Game Six is Sunday in Denver.