Cardinals Rally Past Cubs In 10
(St. Louis, MO) — Kolten Wong connected for a two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Cardinals rallied to beat the Cubs 8-6 at Busch Stadium. Marcell Ozuna’s two-run double in the ninth tied the game at six for St. Louis to set up extra innings. Matt Carpenter also had a two-run double as the Redbirds won their fourth in-a-row. Tyler Lyons got one out to get credit for the win. Brandon Morrow blew the save in the ninth and Luke Farrell took the loss in the 10th for Chicago. Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo hit home runs for the Cubs, who lost their fourth straight.
Phillies Hold Off Nationals
(Washington, D.C.) — Vince Velasquez and four relievers combined on a two-hit, one-run performance as the Phillies edged the Nationals 3-1 in D.C. Velasquez gave up one-hit, a solo home run, through five innings of work to get the win. The bullpen carried it to Hector Neris who locked down his sixth save. Rhys Hoskins hit a two-run homer for Philly which improved to 18-and-14. Tanner Roark surrendered three-runs over six-and-a-third to take the loss as Wahsington had its six-game winning streak snapped. Wilmer Difo homered for the Nats as they fell to 17-and-17.
Giants Cruise Past Braves
(Cumberland, GA) — Alen Hanson homered and drove in four runs as the Giants clobbered the Braves 11-2 at SunTrust Park. Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford added two RBI apiece for San Francisco. Ty Blach tossed seven-and-two-thirds frames of two-run ball to pick up the win. The Giants have won six-of-seven to improved to 18-and-15 overall. Brandon McCarthy was battered to the tune of eight runs on 12 hits in less than four innings to take the loss. The Braves have dropped the first two in the series to fall to 19-and-13.
Yankees Top Tribe To Stay Red Hot
(Bronx, NY) — Brett Gardner drove in a pair of runs to back six strong innings from Sonny Gray as the Yankees beat the Indians 5-2 in the Bronx. Gray struck out seven while allowing four hits and two runs to even his record at 2-and-2. Chad Green and David Robertson combined to strike out six more over the final three frames, with Robertson recording his first save. New York capitalized on a double-error by Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor to score four times in the fifth inning. The Yankees have won 14-of-15. Lindor homered for the Tribe. Trevor Bauer took the loss.
Tigers Hold Off Royals
(Kansas City, MO) — The Tigers scored three runs in the first inning and held on to edge the Royals 3-2 in Kansas City. Nicholas Castellanos, Victor Martinez, and John Hicks each hit an RBI double in the frame for Detroit. Jordan Zimmermann tossed five innings of two-hit ball to earn the win and Shane Greene worked his way through the ninth to get the save. The Tigers snapped a two-game slide to improve to 14-and-18. Jason Hammel dropped to 0-and-4 through seven starts for Kansas City. Abraham Almonte homered as the Royals rallied for two late runs but came up short and fell to 10-and-23.
Rosario, Twins Top White Sox
(Minneapolis, MN) — Eddie Rosario drove in five runs as the Twins topped the White Sox 8-4 in Minneapolis. Rosario finished 4-for-5 with a two-run double and a two-run homer for the Twins. Lance Lynn tossed six frames of two-run ball to earn the win. Minnesota can take the series with a win Sunday. Hector Santiago gave up six hits, six walks and eight runs over three-and-a-third innings to take the loss for Chicago. Tim Anderson drilled a pair of solo homers as the White Sox fell to 9-and-22.
Padres Rally Past Dodgers In Mexico
(Monterrey, Mexico) — Raffy Lopez drilled the go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning as the Padres rallied past the Dodgers 7-4 in Monterrey, Mexico. Lopez erased a one-run deficit and put the Friars up for good. Eric Hosmer added a two-run shot of his own, while Chase Headley and Carlos Asuaje singled in insurance runs. Bryan Mitchell was chased in the third, and Kirby Yates earned the win in relief. Matt Kemp homered and plated two runs for the Dodgers, and Chris Taylor drove in the other two runs. Josh Fields gave up the losing homer in relief to fall to 2-and-1.
Rockies Blank Mets
(New York, NY) — Chad Bettis tossed seven innings of scoreless ball to lead the Rockies past the Mets 2-0 at Citi Field. Bettis earned the win and Wade Davis pitched a clean ninth to lock down his 13th save. Nolan Arenado homered in the first for Colorado and David Dahl singled home an insurance run in the ninth. The Rockies have won four straight and improved to 19-and-15 overall. Steven Matz surrednered one run over six frames to take the tough luck loss for New York. Asrubal Cabrera and Jay Bruce each had a pair of hits in defeat. The Mets are on a five-game slide.
Marlins Blank Reds
(Cincinnati, OH) — Caleb Smith and three relievers combined on a four-hit shutout as the Marlins blanked the Reds 6-0 in Cincinnati. Smith struck out seven over five-and-two-thirds innings of work to earn his second win. Starlin Castro launched a two-run homer in the first, it was the 100th long ball of his career. He added an RBI-double and Justin Bour also went deep as Miami ended a two-game slide. Tyler Mahle tossed six innings of three-run ball to take the loss for Cincy. Joey Votto tallied two of the Reds’ four hits. The rubber match is Sunday.
Brewers Edge Pirates
(Milwaukee, WI) — Ryan Braun’s two-run double in the eighth inning broke a three-all tie as the Brewers edged the Pirates 5-3 in Milwaukee. Jhoulys Chacin fired six innings of one-run ball in a no-decision, while Josh Hader earned the win. Hernan Perez had an RBI-double for the Crew, who have won four-of-five. Jameson Taillon threw six innings of one-run ball and George Kontos took the loss for Pittsburgh. Starling Marte drove in all three runs for the Bucs, including a two-run homer in the eighth. The Pirates fell to 18-and-16.
Red Sox Edge Rangers
(Arlington, TX) — Hanley Ramirez plated the winning run on a sac-fly in the ninth inning as the Red Sox edged the Rangers 6-5 in Arlington. Boston battled back from a 5-3 deficit with a pair of runs in the seventh. Mitch Moreland drilled a two-run homer and Andrew Benintendi plated a pair of runs in the win. Joe Kelly earned the win and Craig Kimbrel secured the save. Joey Gallo had a pair of solo shots for Texas, while Delino DeShields drilled a two-run shot in defeat. Cole Hamels tossed six innings of three-run ball, and Keone Kela was charged with the loss.
A’s Edge Orioles In Extras
(Oakland, CA) — Khris Davis hit a walk-off two-run homer in the 12th inning to lift the Athletics past the Orioles 2-0 in Oakland. Oakland managed just four hits in the winning effort. Trevor Cahill struck out 12 over six frames in a no-decision and Chris Hatcher needed just two-outs to earn the win for the A’s. Oakland has won three-of-four and improved to 17-and-16 overall. Kevin Gausman allowed just two-hits over the first nine innings for the O’s who are now on a five-game slide. Baltimore fell to 8-and-25 overall including a Major League worst 3-and-15 on the road.
Healy, Mariners Walk Off Versus Angels
(Seattle, WA) — Ryon Healy singled in the walk-off run in the 11th inning as the Mariners dropped teh Angels 9-8 in Seattle. Kyle Seager tied the game with an RBI-double in the 11th before scoring the winning run. The M’s erased a four-run deficit thanks to a two-run homer from Mike Zunino. Erik Goeddel earned the win in relief as Seattle improved to 19-and-13. Jefry Marte launched a three-run shot for the Halos, and Justin Upton forced extra innings with a two-run bomb in the ninth. Jim Johnson took the loss as Anaheim fell to 12-and-3 on the road. The rubber match is Sunday.
Diamondback Walk Off On Astros
(Phoenix, AZ) — A.J. Pollock hit a walk-off ninth inning single to lift the Diamondback past the Astros 4-3 in Phoenix. Pollock also hit a sac-fly and David Peralta homered, drove in a pair of his own, and scored twice for the D-backs. Zach Greinke gave up one-run in a no-decision and Brad Boxberger got credit for the win. Arizona snapped a three-game slide and improved to 22-and-11. The Stros battled back for two runs in the eighth inning to tie the game. Chris Devenski ended up taking the loss and George Springer homered as Houston fell to 21-and-14.
Celtics Stun 76ers In Wild Game Three
(Philadelphia, PA) — Al Horford scored the winning basket with five-and-a-half seconds left in overtime as the Celtics stunned the 76ers 101-98 in a wild Game Three from Philadelphia. Marco Belinelli forced overtime with a jumper at the buzzer for the Sixers. They led by one with 19 seconds left in overtime when Ben Simmons got an offensive rebound and missed a lay-up, which Boston turned into another possession that ended in Horford’s winning shot. Simmons then threw the ball away seconds later, and Horford closed the game with two free throws. Rookie Jayson Tatum led Boston with 24 points and Terry Rozier added 19 points. Joel Embiid powered his way to 22 points and 19 rebounds, while J.J. Redick scored 18 and Simmons put up 16 in defeat. The Celtics will go for the sweep on Monday in Game Four from Philadelphia.
James Lifts Cavs Past Raptors In Game Three
(Cleveland, OH) — LeBron James sank the game winner as time expired to lift the Cavaliers past the Raptors 105-103 in Game Three of their second-round playoff series in Cleveland. The Cavs squandered a big lead in the fourth quarter before James bailed them out to give them a commanding 3-0 series lead. ‘Bron finished with 38 points while Kevin Love scored 21 in the winning effort. Kyle Lowry paced the Raptors with 27 points and DeMar DeRozan struggled to eight points in defeat. Now on the brink of elimination, Toronto will look to avoid the sweep with a Game Four win in Cleveland on Monday.
Capitals Rally Past Penguins For Series Lead
(Washington, D.C.) — The Capitals scored four goals in the third period to rally past the Penguins 6-3 in Game Five of their second-round playoff series in D.C. Jakub Vrana tallied the go-ahead goal and also assisted on Evgeny Kuznetsov’s equalizer less than a minute into the third. T.J. Oshie and Lars Eller buried late empty-netters to put the game out of reach. John Carlson and Brett Connolly also lit the lamp as the Caps took a 3-2 series lead and Braden Holtby made 36 saves. Jamie Oleksiak, Sidney Crosby, and Patric Hornqvist found the back of the net for Pittsburgh and Matt Murray gave up four goals on 30 shots in defeat. The Pens will look to avoid elimination in Monday’s Game Six in PIttsburgh.
Jets Jump On Predators, Take 3-2 Series Lead
(Nashville, TN) — Kyle Connor scored two goals and added an assist as the Jets jumped on the Predators 6-2 in Game Five from Nashville. The Jets broke the game open with four goals in the second period, and two more in the third to put the Predators away. Blake Wheeler finished with three assists and Connor Hellebuyck racked up 38 saves. Winnipeg leads the series 3-2, with Game Six set for Monday on its home ice. Yannick Weber and Ryan Johansen tallied goals for Nashville. Pekka Rinne gave up all six goals on 26 shots in defeat. The Preds need to win the next two games to avoid elimination.
Justify Wins 144th Kentucky Derby
(Louisville, KY) — Justify is the winner of the 144th Kentucky Derby. Justify with jockey Mike Smith went off as the 5-to-2 favorite yesterday and was first to the finish line on a muddy track at Churchill Downs. Good Magic finished second, followed by Audible. It was another win for legendary trainer Bob Baffert and officially the wettest “Run for the Roses” ever. The Derby is the first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown. The Preakness Stakes will take place Saturday, May 19th, followed by the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9th.