Jays pass Yankees...Astros sweep Dodgers...Mets stay 5 up on Nats...Cards avoid sweep

Save Story

Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

UNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays are the new leaders in the AL East, moving a half-game ahead of the New York Yankees following a three-game sweep of the Angels. Edwin Encarnacion (ehn-kahr-nah-see-OHN') led the Jays' attack in a 12-5 rout of the Halos, going 4-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs. The Yankees erased a 3-1 deficit before Francisco Lindor (LIHN'-dohr) homered in the eighth inning to send Cleveland to a 4-3 victory in the Bronx.

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros completed a three-game sweep of the Dodgers by pulling out a 3-2 victory on Jason Castro's home run in the bottom of the 10th. The Dodgers were one out from a 2-1 win before Marwin Gonzalez laced an RBI single. The Astros continue to lead the AL West by four games over Texas, and the Dodgers top the NL West by 1 ½ games over San Francisco.

UNDATED (AP) — The NL East-leading New York Mets completed a seven-game season sweep of Colorado to stay five games ahead of the Washington Nationals. Logan Verrett was fantastic while starting in place of Matt Harvey, holding the Rockies to a run and four hits in eight innings of the Mets' 5-1 verdict over Colorado. Danny Espinosa hit a three-run double and the Nationals also got homers from Anthony Rendon and Wilson Ramos (RAH'-mohs) in a 9-5 triumph over Milwaukee.

UNDATED (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals beat San Diego 10-3 to avoid a three-game sweep and maintain a 3 ½-game lead over Pittsburgh in the NL Central. Stephen Piscotty homered twice and had five RBIs to back Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha (WAH'-kah), who is 15-4 after yielding one run and four hits in six innings. Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez homered for the Pirates in a 5-2 triumph against San Francisco.

BOSTON (AP) — Kansas City still enjoys a 12 1/2-game lead in the AL Central after the Royals scored four times in the ninth to beat Boston 8-6. Eric Hosmer tied it with a two-out, two-run single before Mike Moustakas (moos-TAH'-kahs) laced a two-run double. The Royals mounted the rally and earned a four-game split after Omar Infante (ihn-FAHN'-tay) was thrown out trying for an inside-the-park homer to open the ninth.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent National Sports stories

Related topics

National Sports
The Associated Press


    From first downs to buzzer beaters, get KSL.com’s top sports stories delivered to your inbox weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast