Desmond powers Nats into first place…White Sox win on Sale
DENVER (AP)- Ian Desmond enjoyed his second career 5-for-5 night and hit a two-run home run in leading the Washington Nationals past Colorado 7-2. The Nationals victory, combined with Atlanta’s 3-1 loss to Miami in 10 innings, moved Washington one game ahead of Atlanta in the NL East race.
CHICAGO (AP) – Chris Sale improved to 9-1 in his first outing since the All-Star break and Adam Dunn had two RBIs and scored a run in the Chicago White Sox’ 3-1 victory over slumping Kansas City. The Royals held a team meeting before the game but lost their fourth straight and seventh in their last eight games.
TORONTO (AP) – Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has passed Boston great Carl Yastrzemski (yah-STREM’-skee) on baseball’s career home run chart with two homers in Boston’s 14-1 victory over Toronto. One inning after matching Yastrzemski with No. 452 on Monday night, Ortiz connected again to take over sole possession of 36th place on the all-time list.
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Hyun-Jin Ryu (hee-YUHN’-jihn YOO) won his 11th game, Adrian Gonzalez reached base five times and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2. Ryu joined Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw in making the Dodgers the first team in the majors with three 11-game winners.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) – Marcell Dareus’ attorney says the Buffalo Bills’ defensive tackle has agreed to enter an NFL substance abuse program in a bid to have felony drug charges in Alabama dismissed. Dareus, who is from Alabama, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia after being stopped by a state trooper on May 5.
Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events:
Final Detroit 4 Arizona 3
Final Seattle 5 N-Y Mets 2
Final Texas 4 N-Y Yankees 2
Final Boston 14 Toronto 1
Final Minnesota 4 Cleveland 3
Final Chi White Sox 3 Kansas City 1
Final Baltimore 4 L.A. Angels 2
Final L.A. Dodgers 5 Pittsburgh 2
Final San Francisco 7 Philadelphia 4
Final Miami 3 Atlanta 1, 10 Innings
Final Milwaukee 5 Cincinnati 2
Final Washington 7 Colorado 2