Eric Hosmer hit a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning last night to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 6-5 win over the Cleveland Indians. Hosmer’s home run came one inning after outfielder Alex Gordon injured his head after colliding with the bullpen fence while tracking a fly ball. Jason Kipnis had an inside-the-park homer on the play that injured Gordon.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jon Jay homered and drove in three runs last night as the St. Louis Cardinals routed the Los Angeles Angels 12-2. Matt Carpenter also went deep and had three RBIs for the Cardinals. Angels starter Jerome Williams was rocked for seven runs in less than two innings of work.
(Undated) — St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright was named the National League Pitcher of the Month for June. Wainwright allowed just nine earned runs over six starts while posting a 1.77 earned run average and a 4-and-2 record for the month. The Cards’ ace opened the month with a complete game against the San Francisco Giants before capping June with a similar effort against the Oakland A’s in a 7-1 victory at Oakland on June 29th.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Sporting Kansas City played to a 1-1 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps last night. Aurelien Collin scored in the 35th minute for Sporting on a putback of his own blocked shot. Kansas City is unbeaten in its last three games, but has won just once in the last seven matches.