Royals score 3 in 10th inning to down Cards, 5-2
Drew Butera had a two-run single in the 10th inning and the Kansas City Royals earned a 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Butera's RBIs were his first since May 2. Jon Jay followed with an RBI single as the Royals won their first series since taking three of four from Detroit May 3-6. Salvador Perez hammered a first-pitch fastball by Cardinals starter Michael Wacha for his eighth home run of the season to lead off the second.Royals starter Jakob Junis gave up two runs in five innings, while striking out seven.Blaine Boyer (2-0) pitched a scoreless ninth for the win. Kelvin Herrera earned his 10th save with a perfect 10th.
© Orlin Wagner/AP Photo Giancarlo Stanton, right, celebrates his solo home run with Yankees teammate Gary Sanchez during the ninth inning. KANSAS CITY - The Yankees were rested and ready for blast off on Saturday.
Gary Sanchez hit two homers, Aaron Hicks, Gleyber Torres and Giancarlo Stanton also went deep, as the Bronx Bombers beat the Royals 8-3 at Kauffman Stadium.
BOX SCORE: YANKEES 8, ROYALS 3
The Bombers had looked rusty in Friday's 5-2 defeat. They didn't have an extra-base hit in that game.
Luis Severino (7-1) didn't have his best stuff, but managed to get through six innings, allowing three runs on eight hits. He walked two and struck out six. Chad Green, Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman finished with a scoreless inning each. Betances has been in a groove, posting zeros in his last seven one-inning appearances.
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Clint Frazier delivered a double and two walks in his 2018 MLB debut.
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PLAY OF THE GAME
Leading off the third inning, Aaron Hicks drove a deep fly ball to right. Hicks thought it was gone off the bat. It wasn't. The ball caromed off the wall. So did Jorge Soler as he tried to catch it, tumbling to the ground.
Hicks began to pick up the pace and raced around the bases for his second inside-the-park homer of the year - this one of the standup variety. Hicks, who appeared out of breath, smiled. Soler smiled, too. On April 13 in Detroit, Hicks had to slide headfirst in home.
With two on, no out and the score tied 2-2 in the fourth inning, Gleyber Torres clubbed a 407-foot, three-run homer against Danny Duffy over the left-field bullpen to give the Yankees a 5-2 lead. Clint Frazier had led off the frame with a walk. Ronald Torreyes then singled to left, setting up Torres' blast.
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STAR OF THE GAME
Gary Sanchez rebounded from an 0-for-4 Friday to go 4-for-5 with two homers and a double Saturday.
STAT OF THE GAME
Aaron Hicks is the first Yankee with multiple inside-the-park homers in the same season since Mickey Mantle (three) in 1958.
Ronald Torreyes had two hits and also completed a 7-6-2 relay with Giancarlo Stanton to get Mike Moustakas at home to end the fifth inning.
Aaron Judge went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts - all of them looking.
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The Pirates' Adam Frazier scores past Raffy Lopez of the Padres during the third inning on May 18 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Parades won 3-2.
The Rays' Johnny Field makes a catch on a ball hit by the Angels' Chris Young during the second inning on May 18 in Anaheim, Calif.
The Indians' Greg Allen catches a fly ball hit by Alex Bregman of the Astros on May 18 in Houston, Texas. The Astros won 4-1.
Player of the day
The Athletics' Dustin Fowler is congratulated by the teammates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the third inning against the Blue Jays on May 18 in Toronto, Canada. The Athletics won 3-1.
The Red Sox's Mookie Betts slides into second past Jonathan Schoop of the Orioles after hitting a double in the first inning on May 18 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Orioles won 7-4.
Shohei Ohtani of the Angels of Anaheim doubles in the second inning against the Rays on May 18 in Anaheim, California. The Rays won 7-2.
Jacob deGrom pitches Mets to win
The Mets' Jacob deGrom delivers against the Diamondbacks on May 18 in New York. The Mets won 3-1.
Cameron Maybin, Lewis Brinson and Brian Anderson of the Marlins celebrate beating the Braves on May 18 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Marlins won 2-0.
Brad Hand delivers his 13th save Friday
Brad Hand of the Padres pitches during the ninth inning against the Pirates on May 18 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Padres won 3-2.
Rougned Odor of the Rangers, forces out Nicky Delmonico (30) of the White Sox, at second base, on May 17 in Chicago, IL. The White Sox won 4-2.
The Pirate dance
Corey Dickerson (12) of the Pirates, slides in safe to third base, against Christian Villanueva of the Padres, on May 17 in Pittsburgh, Penn. The Pirates won 5-4.
Xander Bogaerts of the Red Sox, tosses his bat after hitting a three-run home run in the game against the Orioles, on May 17 in Boston, MA. The Red Sox won 6-2.
Daniel Castro of the Rockies, slides into home plate to score a run against the Giants, on May 17 in San Francisco, Calif. The Rockies won 5-3.
Turner turns heads
Dodgers third baseman, Justin Turner, hits a three-run double during the game against the Marlins, on May 17 in Miami. The Dodgers won 7-0.
Rays beat the angels
C.J. Cron (44) of the Rays, congratulates Denard Span on his 2 run home run against the Angels of Anaheim, on May 17 in Anaheim, Calif. The Rays won 7-1.
Dee Gordon of the Mariners, reacts after striking out in the seventh inning against the Tigers, on May 17 in Seattle, WA. The Tigers won 3-2.
Eye on the ball
Phillies center fielder, Odubel Herrera, reaches out and catches a fly ball by the Cardinals', Paul DeJong, for the out, on May 17 in St. Louis. The Phillies won 6-2.
Blue Jays second baseman, Yangervis Solarte, can't hold on to the ball from Russell Martin and Athletics center fielder, Dustin Fowler (11), has a stolen base. The Athletics won 10-5.
Shohei Ohtani of the Angels of Anaheim, loses his balance at bat, as Brian McCann of the Astros, looks on, on May 16 in Anaheim, Calif. The Astros won 2-0.
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Leaping over a giant
Scooter Gennett of the Reds, leaps over Brandon Belt of the Giants, after getting his throw off to complete the double play, on May 16 in San Francisco, Calif. The Reds won 6-3.
Pirates, Yo Ho!
Corey Dickerson (12) of the Pirates, celebrates with Gregory Polanco (25) and Adam Frazier, after the final out in the Pirates 3-2 win over the White Sox, on May 16 in Pittsburgh, Penn.
Johan Camargo (17) of the Braves, tags out Willson Contreras of the Cubs, on a double play hit into by Kyle Schwarber, on May 16 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Braves won 4-1.
Michael Conforto of the Mets, cannot get to a double hit by Curtis Granderson of the Blue Jays, on May 16 in New York City. The Blue Jays won 12-1.
Jonathan Villar (5) of the Brewers, makes a play on a wild throw, as Jarrod Dyson of the Diamondbacks, safely slides into second base, on May 16 in Phoenix, Ariz. The Brewers won 8-2.
Jump and grab
Dee Gordon of the Mariners, jumps up to grab a fly ball from Shin-Soo Choo of the Rangers, on May 16 in Seattle, WA. The Rangers won 5-1.
Indians shortstop, Francisco Lindor, is unable to make a leaping throw to put out the Tigers', Jose Iglesias, on May 16 in Detroit. The Indians won 6-0.
Joey Wendle of the Rays, tags out Jon Jay (25) of the Royals, at second base, on May 16, in Kansas City, Missouri. The Rays won 5-3.
Home run it is
Yasmani Grandal (9) of the Dodgers, hits a home run against the Marlins, on May 16 in Miami, Flo. the Marlins won 6-5.
Sisco takes a chance
Pedro Florimon (18) of the Phillies, retires Chance Sisco of the Orioles, on May 16 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Phillies won 4-1.
Xander Bogaerts of the Red Sox, reacts with J.D. Martinez (28), after hitting a three run home run, during a game against the Athletics, on May 16 in Boston, MA. The Red Sox won 6-4.
Double play, mate!
Gregorio Petit of the Twins, is out at second base as Paul DeJong of the Cardinals, turns a double play, on May 16 in Minneapolis, Minn. The Cardinals defeated the Twins 7-5.
The Mariners' Guillermo Heredia, center, is cheered by teammates after hitting a one-run single to beat the Rangers 9-8 in the 11th innings of the game on May 15 in Seattle.
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The Cubs' Ian Happ (8) can't make the diving catch in foul territory next to fans on a pop up by the Braves' Nick Markakis on May 15 in Atlanta, GA. Chicago won 3-2.
Breaking his bat
Marcus Semien of the Athletics breaks his bat on a ground ball against the Red Sox on May 15 in Boston. Oakland won 5-3.
Beating the tag
The Pirates' Adam Frazier (26) beats the tag by the White Sox' Welington Castillo to score from first on a double off the center field wall by Pirates' Gregory Polanco in Pittsburgh on May 15. The Pirates won 7-0.
Running for cover
Members of the ground crew hurry to cover the infield during a rain delay during the game between the Yankees and the Nationals on May 15 in Washington.
Thanking the skies
The Mets' Juan Lagares reacts after driving in a run on an infield hit against the Blue Jays on May 15 in New York. The Mets won 12-2.
The Astros' Jose Altuve, slides past home plate umpire CB Bucknor after he was tagged out by the Angels' Rene Rivera on May 15 in Anaheim, Calif. Houston won 5-3.
Too much to handle
The White Sox' Leury Garcia attempts a catch on a ball hit for a triple by the Pirates' Sean Rodriguez on May 15 in Pittsburgh, PA.
Shaving cream celebration
Miguel Rojas of the Marlins puts shaving cream on the face of Martin Prado after defeating the Dodgers 4-2 on May 15 in Miami, Florida.
In the Nick of time!
The Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed (13) reaches first base as the Brewers' Jesus Aguilar is unable to make the catch on May 15 in Phoenix. Arizona won 2-1.
Gathering over New York
Members of the grounds crew hold a tarp on the field as storm clouds move in before the game between the Mets and Blue Jays on May 15 in New York.
Rays of hope
The Royals' Salvador Perez couldn't tag the Rays' Adeiny Hechavarria at the plate on May 14 in Kansas City, Mo. Tampa Bay won 2-1.
In full swing
Kazuhisa Makita of the Padres pitches against the Rockies on May 14 in San Diego, California. The Rockies won 6-4.
The Braves' Jose Bautista hits a three-run home run off the Cubs' Jose Quintana on May 14 in Chicago. Atlanta won 6-5.
A bit too far!
The Tigers' Niko Goodrum reaches but cannot catch the Indians' Edwin Encarnacion one-run double in Detroit on May 14. The Tigers won 6-3.
Austin Slater of the Giants steals second base ahead of the tag of Scooter Gennett (3) of the Reds on May 14 in San Francisco, California. The Giants won 10-7.
Pitching to perfection
The Athletics' Sean Manaea delivers against the Red Sox in Boston on May 14. Oakland won 6-5.
Jean Segura of the Mariners lays down a sacrifice bunt against the Twins on May 14 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Mariners defeated the Twins 1-0.
All is well that ends well
The Brewers' Tyler Saladino (13) safely dives home in front of the Diamondbacks' John Ryan Murphy (36) for an inside-the-park home run on May 14 in Phoenix, AZ. Milwaukee won 7-2.
Managing a throw
The Tigers' James McCann (34) makes a throw to first against the Indians on May 14 in Detroit, MI.
Fans catch a two-run home run by the Cubs' Albert Almora Jr. (not pictured) against the Braves on May 14 in Chicago.
Houston, we have a problem!
Andrelton Simmons (2) of the Angels tags out George Springer (4) of the Astros trying to steal second base on May 14 in Anaheim, California. The Angels won 2-1.
Up in the sky
From left, outfielders Gregor Blanco, Gorkys Hernandez and Andrew McCutchen of the San Francisco Giants celebrate a 5-0 win over the Pirates on May 13 in Pittsburgh.
Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers climbs the outfield wall but can't prevent a two-run home run by Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds on May 13 in Los Angeles. The Reds won 5-3.
Thar he blows
Jose Urena of the Miami Marlins sprays water before heading to the mound to pitch against the Atlanta Braves on May 13 in Miami. The Braves won 4-3.
Kolten Wong of the St. Louis Cardinals can't prevent a single hit by Freddy Galvis of the Padres on May 13 in San Diego. The Padres won 5-3.
Out at the plate
Jeremy Hellickson (58) of the Washington Nationals tags out David Peralta of the Arizona Diamondbacks at home plate on May 13 in Phoenix. The Nationals won 6-4.
Danny Valencia (2) of the Baltimore Orioles celebrates with Manny Machado, after hitting a solo home run against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 13 in Baltimore. The Orioles won 17-1.
Freddy Peralta strikes out 13
The Brewers' Freddy Peralta pitches against the Rockies on May 13 in Denver, CO. The Brewers won 7-3.
Nick Williams homer lifts Phillies
The Phillies' Nick Williams hits hits a three-run home run against the Mets on May 13 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 4-2.
The Angles' Shohei Ohtani pitches against the Twins on May 13 in Anaheim, California. The Angles won 2-1.
The Indians' Francisco Lindor and Greg Allen celebrate against the Royals on May 13 in Cleveland, OH. Cleveland defeated Kansas City 11-2.
The Mariners' Robinson Cano reacts after being hit on the hand by a the Tigers' Blaine Hardy on May 13 in Detroit. The Tigers won 5-4.
From the middle
The Red Sox's Mookie Betts hits a single against the Blue Jays on May 13 in Toronto, Canada. The Red Sox won 5-3.
Keuchel K's season-high 8
The Astros' Dallas Keuchel pitches against the Rangers on May 13 in Houston, Texas. The Astros won 6-1.
The Yankees' Didi Gregorius reacts after hitting himself with a foul ball against the Athletics on May 13 in New York. The Yankees won 6-2.
The White Sox's Lucas Giolito delivers against the Cubs on May 13 in Chicago. The White Sox won 5-3.
Christian Villanueva of the Padres crashes into the net as he chases a foul ball hit by the Cardinals' Dexter Fowler on May 12 in San Diego. The Padres won 2-1.
Corey Dickerson, center, celebrates with Pirates teammates Starling Marte, left, and Sean Rodriguez after a 6-5 win over the Giants on May 12 in Pittsburgh.
Eddie Rosario of the Twins is tagged out in a rundown by the Angels' Andrelton Simmons on May 12 in Anaheim, Calif. The Twins won 5-3.
Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey reacts after the Dodgers' Austin Barnes scored on single by Joc Pederson on May 12 in Los Angeles. The Reds won 5-3.
Got your back
Diamondbacks catcher John Ryan Murphy tags out Howie Kendrick of the Nationals at home on May 12 in Phoenix. The Nationals won 2-1.
Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor celebrates with outfielder Greg Allen after a 6-2 win over the Royals on May 12 in Cleveland.
Find the ball
Delino DeShields, left, and Nomar Mazara of the Rangers watch as a ball hit by the Astros' Brian McCann flies for a home run on May 12 in Houston. The Astros won 6-1.
Brian Anderson of the Marlins doubles for an RBI in the first inning against the Braves on May 12 in Miami. The Braves won 10-5.
The Rockies' Nolan Arenado dives into third base after hitting a triple off Brewers pitcher Brent Suter on May 12 in Denver. The Rockies won 4-0.
The Mariners' Ryon Healy and Tigers catcher James McCann look toward the plate umpire for the call on May 12 in Detroit. Healy was called out, but the Mariners won 9-5.
The Yankees' Neil Walker watches his base hit to center field to drive in the winning run against the Athletics on May 12 n New York. The Yankees won 7-6.
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Price pitching well
Red Sox's David Price delivers a pitch against the Blue Jays on May 12 in Toronto, Canada. The Red Sox won 5-2.
Giving it all
The Cubs' Javier Baez slides into home plate to score a run past Welington Castillo of the White Sox on May 12 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs won 8-4.
Hess wins debut
The Orioles' David Hess throws to the Bay Rays on May 12 in Baltimore. The Bay Rays won 4-2.
I'm a bird...
The Cubs', Willson Contreras, watches the flight of his first-inning grand slam against the White Sox, on May 11 in Chicago. The Cubs won 11-2.
Above the angels
Ehire Adrianza of the Twins, throws to first, as Andrelton Simmons (2) of the Angels of Anaheim, is out on a double play, on May 11 in Anaheim, Calif. The Twins won 5-4.
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