(Oakland, CA) — Adam Rosales hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning and the A’s made it stand in their 2-1 come-from-behind win over the Royals. Josh Donaldson also homered for Oakland to tie the game at one in the seventh. Donaldson had two of the A’s six hits for the game. Sean Doolittle got the win in one inning of relief and Grant Balfour earned his seventh save. Recent minor-league call up David Lough had his first two major-league hits of the season for the Royals and drove in their lone run. James Shields pitched eight innings striking out nine, but took the loss to fall to 2-and-4. The Royals will reset and get ready for round 2 against the Athletics this evening with Ervin Santana on the mound against Oakland lefty Tommy Milone; first pitch at 8:05 p.m. Central time.
Other games scheduled for Saturday in the American League:
Seattle at Cleveland, 12:05 p.m.
Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 12:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox at L.A. Angels, 3:05 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 3:05 p.m.
Houston at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m.
Boston at Minnesota, 6:10 p.m.
Detroit at Texas, 7:05 p.m.
(St. Louis, MO) — David Freese smacked a grand slam in the first inning and the Cardinals held off the Brewers, 7-6. Allen Craig finished 3-for-3 with a pair of runs for St. Louis, which has won four-of-five. Matt Carpenter was 3-for-5 with two runs scored in the win. Jaime [[ HY-may ]] Garcia gave up a pair of three-run homers to Aramis Ramirez but still picked up his fifth win. Edward Mujica [[ moo-HEE-kuh ]] locked up his 12th save. Norichika Aoki [[ eye-OH-kee ]] was 3-for-4 with a run scored for Milwaukee, which has lost eight of its last nine. Wily Peralta allowed seven runs in five frames for the loss. The Cardinals can lock up the series win tonight with Lance Lynn starting against the Brewer’s Marco Estrada; first pitch at 6:15 p.m. central time.
Other games scheduled for Saturday in the National League:
N.Y. Mets at Chicago Cubs, 12:05 p.m.
Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 3:05 p.m.
Houston at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m.
Arizona at Miami, 6:10 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers at Atlanta, 6:10 p.m.
San Francisco at Colorado, 7:10 p.m.
Washington at San Diego, 7:40 p.m.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have signed another undrafted free agent. Former Kansas defensive end Toben Opurum has signed with the team. He tried out as a fullback during rookie minicamp. The Chiefs have turned over that position in the off-season, trading for Anthony Sherman and drafting Braden Wilson.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch snapped a seven-race drought on the NASCAR Truck Series by winning Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Busch dominated early, but had to overcome a penalty that sent him to the back of the pack midway through the race. However, he battled back from 19th place in the No. 51 Toyota for his first Truck victory since Sept. 24, 2011, at Loudon, N.H.
The 28-year-old Busch took the lead for good on lap 123 after a four-car wreck brought out the caution flag and held on for his 31st career Truck Series win, fifth at Charlotte and 113th win in NASCAR’s top three series.
Brendan Gaughan finished second, and Max Gresham had his best finish ever, taking third. Series points leader Matt Crafton was fourth, followed by Ty Dillon.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The trainer of Kentucky Derby winner Orb says it’ll take “a pretty darn good horse” to beat him in the Preakness, the second leg of the Triple Crown. Orb faces eight rivals in the 1 3-16-mile race at Pimlico today. If he wins, it sets up a Triple Crown try in the Belmont Stakes in three weeks. Orb is the even-money favorite today.