Monday, May 30
Correa's HR in 13th puts Astros past Angels 8-6
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Pinch hitter Carlos Correa hit a three-run homer in the 13th inning of the Houston Astros' 8-6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels Sunday.
Tyler White and Marwin Gonzalez singled before Correa put his eighth homer of the season into the bullpens beyond left field against Mike Morin (1-1).
The star shortstop was supposed to have the day off for just the second time this year, but came on to secure Houston's fifth win in six games. Correa got a run-scoring hit in the 13th inning for the second time in six games, following up his game-ending single against Baltimore on Tuesday.
Albert Pujols had three hits for the Angels, who blew an eighth-inning lead and stranded 14 runners while losing for the fourth time in five games.
Kershaw denied win but Gonzalez lifts Dodgers over Mets, 4-2
NEW YORK (AP) — Adrian Gonzalez snapped a ninth-inning tie with a two-run single off suddenly struggling closer Jeurys Familia, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the New York Mets 4-2 Sunday night.
Curtis Granderson hit a tying triple for the Mets immediately after Clayton Kershaw was lifted with two outs in the eighth. But the Dodgers quickly regrouped for their sixth victory in seven games since losing four straight.
Los Angeles took two of three at Citi Field before a trio of sellout crowds on a weekend when the NL champion Mets celebrated the 30th anniversary of their 1986 World Series crown. The Dodgers won the season series 4-3 after New York captured a tense, five-game playoff between the teams in October.
Kershaw struck out 10, walked none and capped a magnificent May with another sublime performance.
Adam Liberatore (1-0) got the win. Kenley Jansen earned his 15th save.
Butler sparks Athletics rally in 4-2 win over Tigers
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Billy Butler delivered a pinch hit, two-run single in the sixth and the Oakland Athletics rallied for a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers Sunday.
A's starter Rich Hill, who left the game with an apparent left shoulder injury, went 6 1/3 innings to win his fifth straight start. Hill (8-3) gave up two runs on five hits, walking three and striking out nine.
Victor Martinez, who had three hits, and James McCann drove in runs for the Tigers, who lost for the second straight day, their first losing streak in two weeks.
Mike Pelfrey (0-5) remained winless despite not allowing an earned run. An Ian Kinsler fielding error produced a run and prolonged the inning for Butler.
Pelfrey was charged with the three unearned runs on six hits. He walked two and struck out three.
Archie Bradley strikes out as Diamondbacks top Padres 6-3
PHOENIX (AP) — Archie Bradley struck out a career-high nine in seven and one third innings, Arizona had its second straight five-run second inning and the Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 6-3 Sunday.
Recalled from Triple-A, Bradley (2-0) allowed three runs, four hits and a walk. His innings total was his big league high.
Paul Goldschmidt had two hits and two RBIs. He is hitting .348 (14 for 46) in his last 13 games.
Drew Pomeranz (4-5) gave up a season-high six runs, five hits and four walks in five innings with nine strikeouts. His ERA, which had been second to the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw among qualifying pitchers, rose from 1.70 to 2.48.
Rookie from California wins Indy 500
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — If you hadn't heard of Alexander Rossi, you can read his name on the Borg-Warner Trophy.
The 24-year-old American entered the Indianapolis 500 as a longshot before winning the 100th running of the race. Rossi stretched his fuel to the finish before running out of gas after taking the checkered flag. The Californian earned a victory for Andretti Autosport by running the final 36 laps without a pit stop.
Rossi had been driving in F1 before coming back to America this year to drive for Bryan Herta in a partnership with Andretti Autosport. Herta was the winning car owner in 2011 with Dan Wheldon.
Race leader Carlos Munoz (MOON'-yohz) was forced to pit with four laps to go for fuel, opening the door for Rossi. Munoz finished second, followed by Josef Newgarden, Tony Kanaan (kuh-NAHN) and Charlie Kimball.
Helio Castroneves (EHL'-ee-oh kas-troh-NEHV'-us) was the last rookie to win the race in 2001.
Si Sage wins Charles Whittingham at Santa Anita
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Si Sage led all the way to win the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes by 2 1/2 lengths Sunday at Santa Anita.
Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Si Sage ran 1 1/4 miles on turf in 1:59.48 and paid $25, $11.80 and $9.40 at 11-1 odds in the Grade 2 race.
France-bred Patentar returned $25.40 and $11.80 at 32-1 odds. Montego Bay was another half-length back in third and paid $10.60 to show at 20-1 odds.
Bal a Bali, the 7-5 favorite, finished fourth in the field of 10.
Si Sage won in his third start after nearly a one-year layoff for trainer Jim Cassidy.
The victory, worth $120,000, increased Si Sage's career earnings to $381,795, with five wins in 26 starts.
Oregon's Aaron Wise, Vanderbilt lead NCAA golf
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's Aaron Wise shot a 6-under 64 on Sunday at Eugene Country Club to take the individual NCAA lead, while Vanderbilt remained atop the team standings.
Wise, a sophomore from Lake Elsinore, California, had four straight back-nine birdies to reach 6-under 204 with one round left. Vanderbilt's Matthias Schwab was two strokes back after a 67.
Vanderbilt shot a 2-over 282 — with only the best four of the five players' scores counting in the team total — to reach 5-over 845. Texas had a 277 — the best score of the day — to jump from fifth to second at 7 over. Defending champion LSU and Southern California were 10 over, followed by Oregon at 12 over.
The field was cut to the top 15 teams after the round, with Louisville and Oklahoma edging TCU, Clemson and Georgia on tiebreakers for the final spots. On Monday, the individual champion will be crowned and the top eight teams will advance to match play.
SWM-SPEEDO GRAND CHALLENGE
Anderson, Mellouli win freestyles at Speedo Grand Challenge
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — American Haley Anderson and Ous Mellouli of Tunisia won distance freestyle titles Sunday night at the Speedo Grand Challenge.
Anderson won the 800-meter free in 8 minutes, 37.93 seconds to go with the 400 free she won Friday at William Woollett Aquatic Center.
Mellouli, who trains in Los Angeles, won the 1,500 free in 15:13.87. He won event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and earned a bronze four years later in London.
National team member Katie McLaughlin won the 200 butterfly in 2:11.35. Anderson finished third in the tune-up meet for next month's U.S. Olympic swimming trials.
Kendyl Stewart, another national team member, won the 100 free in 55.89 seconds. Stewart won the 50 free Friday and 100 fly Saturday.
Kirsten Vose, who won the 200 individual medley Friday, was second in the 100 free after earlier taking second in the 200 breaststroke. Jessica Hardy finished eighth overall in the 100 free after failing to advance to the four-woman "A'' flight of the fastest swimmers.