DETROIT (AP) — Two huge games for the Kansas City Royals and two huge home runs for Eric Hosmer. The contending Royals swept a doubleheader against the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers behind great pitching and homers in both games from the KC first baseman. Danny Duffy and James Shields got the wins for the Royals, 2-1 and 3-0.
CHICAGO (AP) — A dominant pitching performance by Jake Arrieta has slowed down the St. Louis Cardinals’ playoff run. He threw seven shutout innings for the Chicago Cubs, who beat their rival 7-0 at Wrigley Field. Nate Schierholtz had three RBIs.
Colorado 6, Baltimore 3
N.Y. Yankees 10, Boston 3
Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 4
Seattle 3, Texas 1
Chicago White Sox 5, Minnesota 2
Oakland 3, Cleveland 2
Houston 8, L.A. Angels 2
Pittsburgh 6, Arizona 2
L.A. Dodgers 4, Philadelphia 0
San Francisco 14, Miami 10
Atlanta 3, Washington 2, 10 innings
Milwaukee 7, Cincinnati 6
N.Y. Mets 5, San Diego 2
UNDATED (AP) — Members of Alex Rodriguez’s inner circle obtained and leaked documents that implicated Ryan Braun and other players in using performance-enhancing drugs, “60 Minutes” reported Friday. Citing unidentified sources, the CBS news show said the leak occurred in February, days after the Miami New Times published documents implicating the Yankees star in the Biogenesis investigation. Rodriguez’s lawyer denied the allegations to”60 Minutes.”
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The defense Alex Smith used to face during practices proved to be a tough opponent now that he plays for a new team. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback completed just 7 of 16 yards for 62 yards while playing the full first half. His successor in San Francisco, Colin Kaepernick, threw only two passes for negative-three yards. The 49ers beat the Chiefs 15-13 in the preseason game.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Barrett Jones insists it’s been no adjustment going from highly-decorated college offensive lineman to semi-anonymous fourth-round draft pick. He played a major role on three national championship teams at Alabama. Now he’s with the St. Louis Rams, playing on the third team. The Rams face the Packers tonight in the preseason.
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Joey Logano raced to one of the fastest qualifying speeds in NASCAR history to capture the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. Logano was clocked at 203.949 mph in his No. 22 Ford, breaking the track record set by Marcos Ambrose last year. Kurt Busch qualified second, followed by points leader Jimmie Johnson, Mark Martin and Jeff Burton.