KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ervin Santana plans to give the ball from his 100th career win to his mother. Santana pitched seven snappy innings at Kauffman Stadium in his seventh attempt to reach the milestone. The Royals finally gave him enough run support in a 7-2 victory over the Houston Astros Saturday night. It was Kansas City’s fourth consecutive win. The Royals and Astros will wrap up their three game series at Kauffman Stadium this afternoon with Luis Mendoza on the mound for Kansas City. Houston will hand the ball to Lucas Harrell; first pitch is set for 1:10 p.m.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Mat Latos turned in seven solid innings and the Cincinnati Reds broke out of their slump with a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday night. Latos, who got the decision in Cincinnati’s last win over St. Louis on April 29th, allowed eight hits and two runs with no walks and five strikeouts. He did it against a Cardinals team that went into the game leading the National League in hitting. Both teams will face off again Sunday evening with the Cardinals putting Lance Lynn on the mound against Reds’ hurler Bronson Arroyo; first pitch set for 7:05 p.m.
Elsewhere in the Majors Saturday:
Toronto 4, Texas 3, 18 innings
Minnesota 4, Washington 3, 11 innings
Detroit 6, Cleveland 4
Tampa Bay 8, Baltimore 0
N.Y. Yankees 3, Seattle 1
Chicago White Sox 4, Oakland 1
L.A. Angels 9, Boston 5, 1st game
Boston 7, L.A. Angels 2, 2nd game
Miami 2, N.Y. Mets 1, 20 innings
Pittsburgh 6, Chicago Cubs 2
Milwaukee 4, Philadelphia 3
San Diego 4, Colorado 2
Atlanta 2, L.A. Dodgers 1
San Francisco 10, Arizona 5
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — The NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway has been postponed until 10 a.m. CDT Sunday because of rain.
The race was set to begin at 7 p.m. Saturday night, but rain began falling about 40 minutes before the scheduled start.
Workers were nearly finished drying the track before it started to rain again, forcing officials to push the race back a day.
Austin Dillon will start first after winning the pole for the third week in a row, followed by Sam Hornish Jr., Brian Scott and Brian Vickers.
CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane scored his third goal of the game 11:40 into the second overtime period and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the defending champion Los Angeles Kings 4-3 last night. The Blackhawks are now headed to the Stanley Cup finals. Corey Crawford made 33 saves as the top-seeded Blackhawks eliminated the Kings in five games.