Cubs Double Up White Sox
(Chicago, IL) — Anthony Rizzo drilled a three-run homer in the first and the Cubs never looked back as they cruised past the White Sox 8-4 at Wrigley Field. Willson Contreras hit his third home run in two games for the North Siders, who have taken the first-two of the three-game set with their cross-town rivals. Jon Lester picked up the win and Brandon Morrow notched the save. The Cubs have won five-straight to improve to 21-and-15 overall. White Sox starter James Shields surrendered five runs across six frames of work to take the loss. Matt Davidson hit a three-run bomb for the South Siders. The White Sox are a Major League worst 9-and-27.
Lindor Powers Indians Past Royals
(Cleveland, OH) — Francisco Lindor homered twice, doubled twice, and scored four runs as the Indians cruised past the Royals 6-2 in Cleveland. Lindor finished 4-for-4 and extended his hitting streak to 13-games. Michael Brantley picked up three-hits, two RBI, and a pair of runs scored for the Tribe as it climbed back to .500 at 19-and-19. Mike Clevinger tossed seven-and-two-thirds frames of two-run ball to run his record to 3-and-0 for Cleveland. Jakob Junis surrendered four runs across five-and-two-thirds in the loss for Kansas City. The Royals have dropped three-of-four and fell to 13-and-26 overall.
Padres Top Cardinals In 13 Innings
(San Diego, CA) — Eric Hosmer’s run-producing double in the 13th inning lifted the Padres to a 2-1 victory over the Cardinals in San Diego. Jordan Lyles ran for A.J. Ellis, who led off the inning with a walk, and scored on Hosmer’s hit. Padres starter Tyson Ross allowed one run on three hits over six innings. San Diego is 2-and-4 in its last six games. Jose Martinez had three hits, including a RBI-double in the sixth for the St. Louis run. John Brebbia, the seventh of eight Cardinals pitchers, took the loss. The Cardinals are 7-and-3 in their last 10 games.
Twins Top Angels In 12 Innings
(Anaheim, CA) — Mitch Garver doubled in the go-ahead run as the Twins topped the Angels 5-3 over 12 innings from Anaheim. Gregorio Petit tacked on a one-run single in the 12th. Kyle Gibson fired six frames of two-run ball and Trevor Hildenberger earned the win in relief. Minnestota has won seven of its past eight games. Justin Upton drove in two of the Halos’ three runs. Noe Ramirez was charged with the loss. Anaheim is 23-and-16 overall, but just 9-and-12 at home.
Rockies Shutout Brewers
(Denver, CO) — Trevor Story provided all of the Rockies offense as they shutout the Brewers 4-0 in Denver. Story homered twice, doubled, and drove in all four Colorado runs. Kyle Freeland struck out six over six-and-a-third innings of work to pick up the win. The Rockies snapped a three-game slide and improved to 22-and-18 overall. Brent Suter surrendered four runs over across five frames to take the loss for Milwaukee. The Brewers managed just five hits as a team as they fell to 23-and-17.
Jets Hammer Golden Knights In Game One Of ECF
(Winnipeg, Manitoba) — The Jets used a three-goal first period to take down the Golden Knights 4-2 in Game One of the Western Conference Final in Winnipeg. Dustin Byfuglien and Mark Scheifele chipped in with one goal apiece to help the Jets take a 1-0 lead in the series. Patrik Laine and Joel Armia also lit the lamp for Winnipeg. Brayden McNabb and William Karlsson each found the back of the net for Vegas and Jonathan Marchessault assisted on both goals. The series will continue on Monday when the Jets take on the Golden Knights in Game Two.
Webb Still Leads, Tiger Storms Up Leaderboard At The Players
(Ponte Vedra Beach, FL) — Webb Simpson is still the leader, but Tiger Woods is making a run heading into Sunday at the Players Championship at the TPC Sawgrass. Simpson carded a four-under 68 and sits in first at 19-under for the tournament. Tiger Woods fired seven-under 65 to climb 59 spots on the leaderboard. Jordan Spieth also shot seven under on Saturday. He and Woods are tied with five other players in ninth place at eight-under par. Danny Lee is in second place at minus-12 and Dustin Johnson is third at 10-under par. Sunday’s final round tees off at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time.