Pinch-hitter Billy Butler’s two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning sent the Kansas City Royals over the Cleveland Indians 6-4 Friday night for their fourth straight win. Kelvin Herrera (2-2) pitched a scoreless eighth and Aaron Crow worked around a leadoff double in the ninth to earn his second save in four chances.
Luis Valbuena hit a decisive two-run homer in the seventh inning Friday, and the Chicago Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to hand the St. Louis Cardinals the fourth straight loss, 7-6. The Cardinals tied the score 5-5 on solo homers by Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday in the fifth inning. Pinch-hitter Oscar Taveras singled to break the tie in the sixth, but the lead was short-lived.
Final Miami 2 Houston 0
Final N-Y Yankees 6 Toronto 4
Final Tampa Bay 6 Boston 4
Final Texas 4 Oakland 1
Final Chi White Sox 9 Minnesota 5
Final Kansas City 6 Cleveland 4
Final L.A. Angels 2 Detroit 1
Final Baltimore 2 Seattle 1, 10 Innings
Final Chi Cubs 7 St. Louis 6
Final Philadelphia 9 Arizona 5
Final Washington 4 Cincinnati 1
Final San Diego 5 Atlanta 2
Final N-Y Mets 3 Milwaukee 2
Final Colorado 8 Pittsburgh 1
Final L.A. Dodgers 8 San Francisco 1
Jarrod Lyle followed his opening 4-under 67 with a 69 on Friday in the Web.com Tour’s Midwest Classic, leaving the Australian seven strokes behind leader Zack Sucher in his first U.S. event since his second bout with leukemia. The 32-year-old Lyle had four birdies and two bogeys in the second round to reach 6-under 136 at the Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate. Sucher was 13 under after a 63.
A call by some NASCAR drivers for changes in the schedule won’t result in any significant adjustments. NASCAR Chairman Brian France says nothing drastic will be done to next year’s schedule. Among some of the suggestions by the drivers are moving dates of races, slicing the number of races, or just adding more time off between races.