>>White Sox Double Up Royals
(Chicago, IL) -- Gordon Beckham smacked a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth as the White Sox doubled up the Royals, 4-2, in the opener of a three-game set. Kevin Youkilis also had an RBI double in the eighth, while Paul Konerko connected on a solo shot in the seventh. Chris Sale struck out seven over eight innings of two-run ball to improve to 13-and-3. Addison Reed logged his 20th save. Chicago has won two straight and five-of-six. Jeff Francoeur and Billy Butler launched solo homers for the Royals, who have dropped three-of-five. Luis Mendoza allowed all four runs in seven-and-a-third innings to fall to 5-and-8.
Minnesota Twins 14, Cleveland Indians 3
Detroit Tigers 7, New York Yankees 2
Baltimore Orioles 3, Seattle Mariners 1
Boston Red Sox 9, Texas Rangers 2
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 4, Oakland Athletics 0
>>Cards Crush Giants
(St. Louis, MO) -- Jon Jay finished 4-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored as the Cardinals crushed the Giants, 8-2, for their seventh straight home win. David Freese and pinch-hitter Matt Carpenter also drove in two runs each for the Cards, who have won four in-a-row and six-of-seven overall. Jake Westbrook tossed six innings of two-run ball as he improved to 11-and-8. Buster Posey and Angel Pagan both clubbed solo homers for San Francisco, which had won its previous three. Matt Cain struck out seven in five-and-two-thirds, but allowed five runs and eight hits to fall to 10-and-5 with the loss.
>>Padres Blank Cubs
(San Diego, CA) -- Eric Stults and four relievers combined on a five-hitter as the Padres blanked the Cubs, 2-0, in the opener of a three-game set. Stults allowed all five hits while striking out five and walking two in five-and-a-third innings to improve to 2-and-2. Huston Street earned his 19th save. Yonder Alonso and Everth Cabrera each drove in a run for the Padres, who have won three-of-four. Travis Wood allowed both runs in six innings to fall to 4-and-8. The Cubs have dropped six straight.
Atlanta Braves 6, Philadelphia Phillies 1
Pittsburgh Pirates 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 0
Washington Nationals 5, Houston Astros 4 (11 inn)
Milwaukee Brewers 6, Cincinnati Reds 3
Colorado Rockies 2, Los Angeles Dodgers 0