White Sox Hold Off Royals, MLB Roundup
Published on May 20 2014 5:11 am
Last Updated on May 20 2014 5:11 am
Written by Millie Lange
White Sox Hold Off Royals
(Kansas City, MO) -- Paul Konerko's two-run homer in the fifth lifted the White Sox to a 7-6 win over the Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Dayan Vicideo hit a solo shot while Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer and four RBI. Scott Carroll gave up six runs in four innings while Zach Putnam earned the win with Jake Petricka picking up his first save. Chicago had lost six out of eight. Jason Vargas was tagged for seven runs over four-and-two-thirds innings for Kansas City to fall to 4-2. Eric Hosmer was 2-for-4 with three RBI while Billy Butler had three hits and drove in a run. The Royals had won five of seven.
An MRI on White Sox slugger Jose Abreu's left ankle is revealing no structural damage. The 27-year-old rookie was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday. The Sox say there's still no timetable for his return. Abreu leads the majors with 15 home runs.
The White Sox and Royals continue their three-game series in Kansas City tonight. Andre Rienzo takes his 3-0 record to the mound for Chicago. KC counters with youngster Yordano Ventura, who is 2-3. First pitch from Kauffman Stadium is at 7:10.
Reds Nip Nationals In 15th
(Washington, DC) -- Todd Frazier belted a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the 15th inning as the Reds nipped the Nationals 4-3 in the opener of a three-game series in DC. Frazier had three hits and scored twice while Skip Schumaker added two hits and an RBI for Cincinnati, which snapped a two-game skid. Logan Ondrusek pitched the final two innings to pick up his first win of the year. Greg Dobbs singled in a run in the bottom of the 15th, while Scott Hairston's sac-fly RBI tied the game in the ninth for the Nats, who have dropped two-of-three. Ross Detwiler suffered the loss.
Braves Beat Brewers
(Atlanta, GA) -- Justin Upton clubbed a two-run homer during a five-run eighth inning as the Braves beat the Brewers 9-3 in the opener of a four-game series at Turner Field. Freddie Freeman and Ryan Doumit also went deep, while Jason Heyward had three hits and scored twice for the Braves. Atlanta has won two in-a-row after a three-game skid. Mike Minor tossed six-and-two-thirds innings of two-run ball to even his record at 2-2. Khris Davis hit a two-run homer and Ryan Braun added a solo shot for Milwaukee, which lost its third straight. Wily Peralta allowed three runs, two earned, in five frames as he fell to 4-3.
Brantley's Homer Sends Tribe Past Tigers
(Cleveland, OH) -- Michael Brantley hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the tenth to lift the Indians to a 5-4 win over the Tigers at Progressive Field. Yan Gomes went 3-for-4 and scored twice while Ryan Raburn had two hits and two walks for Cleveland, which ended a four-game slide. Corey Kluber pitched seven innings of three-run ball in the start while Scott Atchison earned the win in relief. J.D. Martinez hit a pinch-hit homer off Cody Allen in the ninth to tie the game for Detroit, which saw a six-game win streak end. Miguel Cabrera was 3-for-5 while Victor Martinez hit a solo shot and Al Alburquerque suffered the loss. The Tigers had won 11 straight on the road.
Keuchel, Astros Shut Down Angels
(Anaheim, CA) -- Dallas Keuchel tossed a gem as the Astros downed the Angels 5-2 in Anaheim. Keuchel took a shutout into the ninth but was charged with two runs after his departure. He gave up five hits and struck out eight to improve to 5-2. Jason Castro and Matt Dominguez each went 2-for-4 with an RBI while Jose Altuve was also 2-for-4 and scored twice. Houston has won five out of six. Garrett Richards allowed five runs over seven innings to fall to 4-1 for Los Angeles. Albert Pujols finished 2-for-4 for the Halos and Howie Kendrick ripped a two-run triple in the ninth. The Angels had won five out of six.
Cardinals Host D'backs Tonight
(St. Louis, MO) -- The Cardinals play the first of a three-game series against the Diamondbacks tonight at Busch Stadium. Adam Wainwright puts his 6-2 mark on the line against Arizona's Bronson Arroyo, who is 4-2. The Cards had their four-game winning streak snapped Sunday by Atlanta.
The Cardinals' bullpen is getting a boost with the return of reliever Jason Motte. He is expected to be activated from the disabled list today. Motte is coming back from Tommy John surgery that kept him out all of last season. He last pitched during spring training in March of 2013.
Cubs Host Yankees Tonight
(Chicago, IL) -- The Cubs will try to extend a two-game winning streak when they host the Yankees tonight at Wrigley Field. It's the first of a two-game Interleague series, with Jason Hammel opposing New York's Masahiro Tanaka. Hammel is 4-2, while Tanaka is unbeaten at 6-0 this year.
Monday, May 19 Scoreboard
MLB National League
Cincinnati Reds 4, Washington Nationals 3 (15 inn)
Atlanta Braves 9, Milwaukee Brewers 3
MLB American League
Cleveland Indians 5, Detroit Tigers 4 (10 inn)
Chicago White Sox 7, Kansas City Royals 6
Houston Astros 5, LA Angels of Anaheim 2
No Games Scheduled
Tuesday, May 20 Schedule (All Times Central)
MLB National League
6:05 p.m. - Cincinnati Reds at Washington Nationals
6:10 p.m. - Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets
6:10 p.m. - Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins
6:10 p.m. - Milwaukee Brewers at Atlanta Braves
7:15 p.m. - Arizona Diamondbacks at St. Louis Cardinals
7:40 p.m. - San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies
MLB American League
6:05 p.m. - Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians
6:10 p.m. - Oakland Athletics at Tampa Bay Rays
6:10 p.m. - Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox
7:05 p.m. - Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers
7:10 p.m. - Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals
9:05 p.m. - Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
6:05 p.m. - Baltimore Orioles at Pittsburgh Pirates
7:05 p.m. - New York Yankees at Chicago Cubs
9:10 p.m. - Minnesota Twins at San Diego Padres