Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas homered Thursday night in the Kansas City Royals’ 6-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Jeremy Guthrie beat his former team after allowing two runs in six-plus innings. Chris Davis hit his 10th home run of the season for Baltimore. The Royals return to Kauffman Stadium for a brief homestand against the New York Yankees. This three-game series will be the only time the Yankees play at Kauffman Stadium this season.
The St. Louis Cardinals begin a three-game series Friday night against the Colorado Rockies at Busch Stadium. The NL Central-leading Cardinals have won seven of their last eight games. The Rockies lost two of three games against the New York Yankees earlier in the week.
Final N-Y Yankees 3 Colorado 1
Final Washington 5 Detroit 4
Final Cleveland 9 Oakland 2
Final Kansas City 6 Baltimore 2
Final Minnesota 5 Boston 3
Final Tampa Bay 5 Toronto 4, 10 Innings
Final L.A. Angels 6 Houston 5
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy had their best start ever in the Players Championship, but it wasn’t enough to catch a guy who had never played the TPC Sawgrass. Roberto Castro tied the course record with a 9-under 63, good for a three-shot edge over McIlroy and a four-shot advantage over Woods entering today’s second round.