04/20 22:15 CDT Judge hurts oblique as Yankees beat Royals 9-2
Judge hurts oblique as Yankees beat Royals 9-2
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) --- All-Star slugger Aaron Judge hurt his left oblique while
taking a swing and was expected to head to the injured list as the already
banged-up New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 9-2 Saturday.
Judge homered early, but hurt himself in the sixth inning while hitting a
single. He was taken to a hospital for an MRI and further tests.
Judge winced after taking a swing in the sixth and gingerly made his way to
first base. He left the game after being checked by a trainer.
The Yankees, who began the game with 12 players on the injured list, hit four
home runs. Judge connected in the first, Clint Frazier had a solo drive in the
second and Mike Tauchman and DJ LeMahieu homered on consecutive pitches in the
Judge and Frazier hit their fifth homers of the season in the opening two
innings off Heath Fillmyer (0-1).
Masahiro Tanaka (2-1) pitched seven innings of one-run ball.
Chris Owings homered in the ninth for Kansas City.
BREWERS 5, DODGERS 0
MILWAUKEE (AP) --- Christian Yelich hit two home runs, pushing his major
league-leading total to 13, and Chase Anderson pitched five strong innings in a
spot start in Milwaukee's win over Los Angeles.
Ryan Braun added a three-run homer for the Brewers, who snapped a three-game
The Brewers, who ended the Dodgers' six-game winning streak, got on the board
in the third when Yelich hit a solo homer with two out off Hyun-Jin Ryu (2-1).
With that homer, Yelich broke the franchise record for home runs in March and
April, set by Eric Thames in 2017. His second came in the sixth inning, and his
13 homers in the first month of the season matched the franchise record for
homers in a month, set by Prince Fielder in May 2007.
Anderson (2-0) allowed a single to open the game and then retired 15 of the
next 17 batters before being lifted for a pinch hitter. He walked two batters
and struck out five.
Alex Claudio, Junior Guerra and Matt Albers combined to pitch four innings of
INDIANS 8, BRAVES 4, GAME 1
CLEVELAND (AP) --- Corey Kluber bounced back from one of his worst outings in
recent years by working seven innings and Carlos Santana celebrated his U.S.
citizenship with three hits, as Cleveland topped Atlanta in the opener of a
doubleheader and stretched its winning streak to four games.
Kluber (2-2) shook off a rough first inning and allowed four runs and five
hits. He didn't get out of the third inning in his previous start.
Max Moroff homered and had two RBIs for Cleveland. Greg Allen hit a run-scoring
double off starter Julio Teheran (2-2) and the Indians scored six runs in the
fifth --- all with two outs.
Brian McCann and Matt Joyce hit back-to-back homers off Kluber in the seventh.
The Braves, who have lost four in a row, had just six hits.
DIAMONDBACKS 6, CUBS 0
CHICAGO (AP) --- Zack Greinke pitched three-hit ball over six innings and was
backed by three home runs as Arizona won for the fifth time in six games.
Greinke (3-1) won for the third time in four starts.
Taylor Clarke worked the final three innings for a save in his major league
debut, allowing one hit and preserving Arizona's first shutout since last Sept.
Eduardo Escobar and David Peralta hit back-to-back solo homers against Yu
Darvish (1-3) in the first. John Ryan Murphy capped a three-run sixth with a
Christian Walker had a career-high four hits.
Darvish allowed three runs and five hits in five innings.
RED SOX 6, RAYS 5
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) --- Andrew Benintendi hit a grand slam and a
tiebreaking ninth-inning sacrifice fly and catcher Christian Vzquez picked off
Tommy Pham for the final out as Boston won a series for the first time this
Boston had lost four of its first six series and split the other two during a
6-13 start, its worst since 1996.
Rick Porcello gave up two runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings, Matt Barnes (2-0)
won after allowing Yandy Diaz's tying home run leading off the eighth, and Ryan
Brasier got his fifth save in six
Boston went ahead in the ninth against Jos Alvarado (0-1) after Jackie Bradley
Jr. singled leading off. Michael Chivas doubled, and Benintendi followed with
his go-ahead fly.
Tampa Bay had won its first six series of the season. The Red Sox won
consecutive games for just the second time this year.
MARLINS 9, NATIONALS 3
MIAMI (AP) --- Curtis Granderson homered and Miami busted out at the plate
after changing hitting coaches, roughing up ace Max Scherzer in beating
Washington to win a series for the first time this season.
Brian Anderson doubled twice and the Marlins finished with 11 hits in their
first game under new batting coach Jeff Livesey.
Nationals slugger Anthony Rendon had his 17-game hitting streak halted when he
left after being hit by a pitch on the left elbow in the third inning.
Miguel Rojas and Starlin Castro each had two hits for the Marlins.
Scherzer (1-3) struck out nine and allowed 11 hits and six earned runs in 5 1/3
Jose Urena (1-3) allowed three runs and eight hits in six innings with four
strikeouts and one walk. Three relievers combined to strike out seven over the
final three innings for Miami.
CARDINALS 10, METS 2
ST. LOUIS (AP) --- Miles Mikolas tossed eight stellar innings and drove in two
runs, leading St. Louis over New York/
Jose Martinez had three hits and three RBIs and Paul Goldschmidt hit his eighth
home run for St. Louis.
Mikolas (2-1) became the first St. Louis pitcher to record an out in the
seventh inning this season. He allowed two runs and four hits.
Chris Flexen (0-1) surrendered six runs and on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings.
Goldschmidt hit a 464 foot solo home run off Paul Sewald in the eighth inning.
Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter left the game after the sixth inning
with a bruised left knee. He appeared to foul a ball off himself, but stayed in
and drew a walk, then scored a run and exited.
TWINS 6, ORIOLES 5, GAME 1
TWINS 16, ORIOLES 7, GAME 2
BALTIMORE (AP) --- Eddie Rosario homered twice for a second straight game,
Byron Buxton hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the sixth inning and Minnesota
beat Baltimore in the opener of a doubleheader.
Rosario also doubled and made a leaping catch at the wall to take away an
extra-base hit from Chris Davis. Willians Astudillo went deep for the Twins.
Dwight Smith Jr., Renato Nez and Pedro Severino homered for the Orioles in
the makeup of a game postponed by rain on Friday.
Minnesota took a 6-3 lead with a three-run sixth against Jimmy Yacabonis (1-1).
Taylor Rogers struck out the side in the ninth for his second save.
Jos Berros (3-1) gave up all three Baltimore home runs but made it through
six innings, allowing four runs, eight hits and three walks.
In the second game, the Twins routed Baltimore with eight homers, matching
their single-game mark set on Aug. 29, 1963, against Washington.
Former Oriole Jonathan Schoop, Nelson Cruz and Mitch Garver each had two homers.
Cruz and C.J. Cron connected in the first inning off Alex Cobb (0-1).
Martin Prez (2-0) gave up four runs in six innings for the Twins, who have won
eight straight over Baltimore since falling on opening day last season.
BLUE JAYS 10, ATHLETICS 1
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) --- Rowdy Tellez and Brandon Drury hit back-to-back homers
in a five-run fourth inning and Justin Smoak also homered as Toronto won for
the fifth time in six games on its road trip.
Toronto pitcher Matt Shoemaker injured his left knee in a rundown chase in the
Toronto's training staff was summoned again after just seven pitches by
Shoemaker's replacement, Sam Gaviglio. Gaviglio (2-0) was checked out and
remained in the game, throwing four scoreless innings to win.
Tellez homered off A's starter Mike Fiers (2-2) after Smoak and Teoscar
Hernandez opened the fourth with consecutive singles. Two pitches later, Drury
Tellez and Drury teamed up again in the fifth with back-to-back doubles that
made it 7-0. Smoak hit a two-run homer off Ryan Buchter in the sixth.
PIRATES 3, GIANTS 1, 5 INNINGS
PITTSBURGH (AP) --- Cole Tucker hit a two-run homer in his major league debut
and Pittsburgh beat San Francisco in a game shortened to five innings because
Tucker, a first-round pick in the 2014 draft, sent a pitch from Derek Holland
(1-3) a projected 431 feet into the bushes beyond the center field wall with
two outs in the fifth inning to put the Pirates in front.
Jung Ho Kang hit his third home run for Pittsburgh, which has won a season-high
five straight. Bryan Reynolds, called up from Triple-A Indianapolis, added a
single in his first big league game. Jameson Taillon (1-2) allowed one run and
four hits with a walk and three strikeouts to earn his first victory in five
starts this season.
Steven Duggar had an RBI single for the Giants, who have lost four straight and
five of six.
The game was called after a delay of 3 hours, 8 minutes.
RANGERS 9, ASTROS 4
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) --- Joey Gallo hit another long home run, Asdrbal
Cabrera accounted for five runs and Texas beat Houston.
Gerrit Cole (1-3) needed 43 pitches to get through a five-run first inning and
didn't get the first out until a called third strike against Gallo with the
bases loaded on his 32nd pitch. The right-hander struck out eight, but allowed
nine runs over 4 1/3 innings.
Cabrera had three RBIs with a two-run single in the first and a run-scoring
single in the fifth. He also scored twice.
Shawn Kelly (3-0) worked 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of Adrian Sampson,
who allowed hits to the first four batters in the fifth.
Max Stassi and George Springer homered for the Astros, who lost for the second
time in 13 games.
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