Carpenter’s Lumber Wins Game in 9th Inning
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Carpenter hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the ninth inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday. Aledmys Diaz sparked the winning rally with a leadoff single. After Jeremy Hazelbaker flied to deep left, Carpenter drove a pitch from A.J. Schugel over the wall in right for his fourth homer.
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CLEVELAND (AP) - Ian Kennedy pitched four-hit ball for seven innings, Kendrys Morales homered and drove in four runs, and the Kansas City Royals blanked the Cleveland Indians 7-0 Saturday. Kennedy worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth and retired 14 in a row at one point.
CHICAGO (AP) - Todd Frazier doubled and homered in support of Chris Sale, who survived a rocky start to become the first seven-game winner in the majors, as the Chicago White Sox rallied for a 7-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins Saturday night. After a two-run, 36-pitch first inning, Sale settled down to retire 19 of the next 20 batters.
CHICAGO (AP) - Addison Russell dropped in a tiebreaking, two-run double in the seventh inning and the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 8-5 Saturday for their sixth straight victory. Kris Bryant homered as the Cubs took the matchup of NL division leaders. Chicago has won 10 of 11 and improved the best record in the majors to 23-6.
DALLAS (AP) - Rookie playoff points leader Robby Fabbri had a goal and assist, Brian Elliott turned away a strong Dallas push in the third period and the St. Louis Blues beat the Stars 4-1 Saturday for a 3-2 lead in their second-round series. Dmitrij Jaskin's first career playoff goal put the Blues ahead for good at 2-1 in the second period.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Nyquist is the eighth unbeaten horse to win the Kentucky Derby, finishing 1 1/4 lengths ahead of Exaggerator with a time of 2:01.31. Nyquist stormed into the lead on the turn for home and beat Exaggerator for the fourth time. Nyquist delivered a second Derby win for jockey Mario Gutierrez, trainer Doug O'Neill and owner J. Paul Reddam.
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