(Kansas City, MO) — Jacoby Ellsbury went 4-for-5 with two RBI to spark the Red Sox in a 5-3 win over the Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Will Middlebrooks was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs for Boston, which stopped a two-game slide. Stephen Drew also doubled in a run while Brandon Workman picked up the win in relief and Koji Uehara earned his 12th save. Billy Butler was 3-for-5 with an RBI while Eric Hosmer had two hits and knocked in a run for Kansas City. Jeremy Guthrie allowed five runs over six innings to fall to 12-and-8. The Royals had won six out of seven.
(St. Louis, MO) — Welington Castillo lifted a solo homer and knocked in two runs to help the Cubs clip the Cardinals 6-5 in St. Louis. Junior Lake was 2-for-4 with a pair of runs for Chicago, which has won three-of-four. Darwin Barney also knocked in two runs in the win. Blake Parker picked up the win while Kevin Gregg notched his 25th save. Matt Holliday belted two homers and knocked in four runs for St. Louis, which has lost four straight. Matt Carpenter went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs in defeat. Trevor Rosenthal suffered the loss.
Detroit 9, N.Y. Yankees 3
Toronto 5, Oakland 4
San Francisco 3, Baltimore 2
Chicago White Sox 5, Minnesota 4
L.A. Dodgers 5, Tampa Bay 0
L.A. Angels 7, Cleveland 2
Texas 5, Houston 4
San Francisco 3, Baltimore 2
Washington 8, Philadelphia 5
Miami 1, Atlanta 0
San Diego 3, Cincinnati 1
N.Y. Mets 4, Arizona 1
Colorado 6, Pittsburgh 4
Milwaukee 10, Seattle 0
KNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Donny Schatz charged from the back of the field Saturday night to win the Knoxville Nationals sprint car race for the seventh time in eight years.
Schatz earned $150,000 for winning the world’s premier sprint car event. Schatz started 21st, the furthest back of any winner at the nationals.
Brian Brown was second, followed by Justin Henderson, Paul McMahan and Chad Kemenah.
The race came less than a week after NASCAR star Tony Stewart, Schatz’s team owner, broke his leg racing sprint cars in nearby Oskaloosa.
Fellow NASCAR driver Kyle Larson finished sixth.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kei Kamara scored in each half, and Sporting Kansas City retook the Eastern Conference lead with a 3-0 victory over the short-handed New England Revolution on Saturday night.
Benny Feilhaber scored on a free kick in stoppage time for Sporting (11-7-6), which broke a two-match losing streak and moved ahead of New York by a point in the East standings.
Defender Kevin Alston made his first start since his leukemia diagnosis in early April for New England.
The Revolution (8-9-6) had to play a man down after forward Dmitry Imbongo elbowed Sporting’s Uri Rosell in the throat in the 64th minute and was given his second yellow card, and went down to nine in the 86th when Andy Dorman was given a straight red for a hard foul on Kamara.
Soony Saad assisted on both of Kamara’s headed goals, in the 27th and 50th minutes.
Jimmy Nielsen made four saves for his ninth shutout.