CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber pitched into the eighth inning and pinch hitter Michael Bourn had a big two-run double, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 3-0 win over the Kansas City Royals last night. The five-hitter was Cleveland’s American League-leading 12th shutout.
CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Beltran had a forgettable 2,000th game in the majors. His 2,001st might stay with him for a while. After going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts one day earlier at Wrigley Field, Beltran bounced back yesterday with three hits — falling a home run short of the cycle — and an RBI to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-2 win over the Chicago Cubs.
N.Y. Yankees 2, Minnesota 0
Baltimore 8, Toronto 5
Detroit 7, Texas 2
Houston 2, Tampa Bay 1
Boston 4, Oakland 2
Seattle 8, L.A. Angels 3
Pittsburgh 3, N.Y. Mets 2, 11 innings
Miami 8, Washington 3
Cincinnati 4, Atlanta 2
Arizona 2, Milwaukee 1
Colorado 3, L.A. Dodgers 0
San Francisco 10, San Diego 1
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Brad Keselowski turned a lap of 135.922 mph to set a track record and win the pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Keselowski led a fast Friday on the track as nine drivers topped the previous track record held by Ryan Newman, who went 135.232 in 2011.
Jimmie Johnson joined Keselowski on the front row for Sunday’s race, but Johnson flunked inspection because both sides of the front of his No. 48 Chevrolet were too low. He’ll start in the rear, in the 43rd spot.
Kurt Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Kyle Busch now follow Keselowski, while Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin, Kasey Kahne, and Jeff Burton all topped Newman’s record.
Keselowski, the 2012 series champion, has yet to win a race this season and needs a big weekend if he wants to defend his title in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have re-signed forward Marcus Kruger to a two-year contract. The 23-year-old Kruger had four goals and nine assists in 47 games this season, helping Chicago win the Stanley Cup. He had three goals and two assists in the playoffs. Kruger has 13 goals and 26 assists in 125 career regular-season games over three seasons, all with the Blackhawks. He was selected by Chicago in the fifth round of the 2009 NHL draft.