Yankees beat Royals despite losing Ellsbury
ABS-CBN Sports on May 25, 2017 01:04 PM
New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (22) collides with the outfield wall after hauling in a flyout hit by Kansas City Royals Alcides Escobar in the first inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Ellsbury left the game shortly thereafter and the Yankees placed him on the 7-day DL. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Helped by a great first-inning catch that forced center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury from the game with a concussion and sprained neck, Luis Severino won for the first time in a month and led the New York Yankees to a 3-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.
On the first pitch of the game, Ellsbury sprinted 107 feet and raised his glove above his head to catch Alcides Escobar's fly. Ellsbury's head jarred into the wall as the ball landed in his glove and he crumpled to the field. After being checked by manager Joe Girardi and head athletic trainer Steve Donohue, he remained in the game but was replaced by Aaron Hicks starting the second.
Didi Gregorius homered against Jason Hammel (1-6) leading off the third inning.
DIAMONDBACKS 8, WHITE SOX 6
PHOENIX (AP) — Jake Lamb homered off a left-hander for only the second time this season while five Diamondbacks drove in at least one run as Arizona completed a three-game sweep and won for the eighth time in nine games.
The Diamondbacks scored six runs in the fifth inning, chasing starter Jose Quintana (2-6) and building a six-run lead, but they had to hold off a White Sox rally.
Jose Abreu and Leury Garcia homered for the White Sox, who were swept for the second time on a 3-7 road trip.
TWINS 4, ORIOLES 3
BALTIMORE (AP) — Jose Berrios took a two-hitter into the seventh inning while Kennys Vargas drove in two runs as Minnesota completed its first three-game sweep in Baltimore since 1996.
Eduardo Escobar had two hits and an RBI for the first-place Twins, who have won six of seven and are a major league best 14-5 on the road.
Berrios (3-0) allowed three runs and four hits over 6 1/3 innings, striking out seven. He was pulled in the seventh after solo homers by Chris Davis and Jonathan Schoop got Baltimore to 4-3.
BLUE JAYS 8, BREWERS 4
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Goins hit his first career grand slam, one of four homers for Toronto as it swept two-game interleague series and won three straight to finish a seven-game trip.
Kevin Pillar, Devon Travis and Jose Bautista hit solo shots for the Blue Jays, who have homered in four straight games. Bautista's towering shot caromed off the Miller Lite sign high above the center-field wall 400 feet from the plate.
Marcus Stroman (5-2) allowed four hits and a season-high four walks but won his fourth straight game, pitching into the sixth before Domingo Santana's two-out, three-run homer cut Toronto's lead to four.
ATHLETICS 4, MARLINS 1
OAKLAND, California (AP) — Sonny Gray struck out a season-high 11 over seven innings in his best start in two years and Khris Davis homered to lead Oakland.
Jed Lowrie matched his career high with four hits including a pair of doubles while Matt Joyce reached base three times and scored to help the A's earn a split of the two-game interleague series.
Gray (2-1) was dominant while earning his second straight win. He walked one and allowed three hits.
Santiago Casilla got the last three outs for his seventh save.
Edinson Volquez (0-7) allowed three runs over six innings and tied the Marlins franchise record for most consecutive losses to open a season.
NATIONALS 5, MARINERS 1
WASHINGTON (AP) — Anthony Rendon hit a three-run homer for his eighth of the season and Tanner Roark allowed a run over seven innings to lead Washington.
Rendon has three homers and eight RBIs in the Nationals' two victories to open this three-game series.
Roark (4-2) completed seven innings for the first time in seven starts and held the Mariners to 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position.
Mariners rookie Sam Gaviglio (0-1) allowed all five runs — one earned — over six innings as the Mariners lost their fifth straight.
Seattle's Robinson Cano went 3 for 4.
RED SOX 9, RANGERS 4
BOSTON (AP) — Dustin Pedroia waved home the tiebreaking run on a wild pitch then singled in two more during Boston's seven-run seventh inning as the Red Sox won their third straight.
Chris Sale (5-2) struck out six, falling short in his attempt to become the first pitcher in baseball's modern era to strike out at least 10 batters in nine straight games in one season. He allowed three earned runs, six hits and a walk in 7 1/3 innings and received more runs of support in the seventh inning alone than in any previous game this season.
Sam Dyson (1-5) faced seven batters in relief of Martin Perez and gave up four hits, three walks — two intentional — and a wild pitch without retiring a batter. Mike Napoli homered for Texas, which has lost three of four to follow a 10-game winning streak.
RAYS 5, ANGELS 2
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) — Steven Souza Jr. homered twice to rally Tampa Bay past Los Angeles.
Colby Rasmus also went deep for the Rays and Erasmo Ramirez pitched six strong innings in his third start of the season.
Albert Pujols hit his 597th career home run, a two run shot in the first for the Angels. It was his sixth of the season.
Ramirez (3-0) gave up four hits and walked one while striking out two. Alex Colome got the last three outs for his 12th save.
Souza tied it with a two-run homer off Ricky Nolasco (2-4) in the second. Back-to-back doubles by Corey Dickerson and Kevin Kiermaier put the Rays up 3-2 in the third. Rasmus and Souza then homered in the seventh.
ROCKIES 7, PHILLIES 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tyler Chatwood allowed just one hit in seven scoreless innings while Carlos Gonzalez homered as Colorado beat Philadelphia.
Chatwood befuddled the Phillies, striking out a season-high eight batters and only allowing a single by Andrew Knapp in the fifth inning. It was the third time Chatwood (4-6) earned a win in his career while allowing just one hit.
Gonzalez hit a three-run homer for the Rockies, who have won four straight. It was their major league-best 18th win on the road.
The Rockies pounded starter Jeremy Hellickson (5-2) for seven runs in the third.