Cards Pummel the Braves
ATLANTA (AP) - Tommy Pham doubled and hit a two-run homer after his recall from the minors, Matt Carpenter also hit a two-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals overcame injuries to two starting outfielders to beat the Atlanta Braves 10-0 Friday night. Lance Lynn allowed four hits in six innings, and has won four straight starts.
(Cards and Braves Saturday on KHMO, airtime 5:15. Sunday, 11:40 a.m.)
ATLANTA (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals have placed outfielder Stephen Piscotty on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain and recalled outfielder Tommy Pham from Triple-A Memphis. Pham was with the team for Friday night's game at the Atlanta Braves. Piscotty suffered the injury running to first base on his grounder in the second inning of Thursday night's 5-4 loss to Milwaukee.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jason Hammel allowed three hits over six innings for his first win with Kansas City, Eric Hosmer sent a two-run homer splashing into the fountains behind the fence in right-center field and the Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Friday night. Hammel, who left the World Series champion Chicago Cubs as a free agent to sign a $16 million, two-year deal with Kansas City, failed to get out of the fourth inning in his previous two starts.
CHICAGO (AP) - Brett Gardner lined a slider from Hector Rondon into the right-field bleachers with two outs in the ninth inning for a three-run homer that lifted the New York Yankees over the World Series champion Chicago Cubs 3-2 in a dramatic series opener Friday. Home runs by Kris Bryant in the first and Kyle Schwarber in the sixth off Michael Pineda staked the Cubs to a 2-0 lead on a 45-degree afternoon with the wind blowing into Wrigley Field.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Gabriel Ynoa pitched six sharp innings after Orioles starter Wade Miley was forced out of the game by the impact of two line drives, and Baltimore got a home run from Chris Davis in a 4-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox Friday night. Miguel Gonzalez allowed two runs in six and two thirds innings.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Dmitrij Jaskin scored in his first playoff game this season and Jaden Schwartz got the game-winner, helping the St. Louis Blues stay alive against the Nashville Predators with a 2-1 victory in Game 5 of their second-round series Friday night. Jake Allen made 21 saves for the Blues. Game 6 is Sunday in Nashville.