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MLB

  • Kemp, Dodgers beat Cubs
    CHICAGO — Matt Kemp homered and had four RBIs, Yasiel Puig scored a career-high four times and the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers used six pitchers to beat the Chicago Cubs 8-5 on Sunday.
  • Aoki, Guthrie, Royals avoid sweep, beat Tigers
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Nori Aoki hit a two-run triple, helping Jeremy Guthrie and the Kansas City Royals hold their AL wild-card spot by beating the Detroit Tigers 5-2 Sunday.
  • Tigers backup saves the day
    A rarely used backup infielder who never even got into the game made the play of the day for the Detroit Tigers. From the dugout, Hernan Perez spotted that a Kansas City runner failed to tag up.
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Tigers ride big 3rd inning to win over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — Nick Castellanos homered and drove in three runs, and Torii Hunter had two doubles and two RBIs to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 10-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.

Rick Porcello (3-1) gave up four runs and six hits with four strikeouts in five innings for the Tigers, who broke the game open with seven runs in the third. Rajai Davis had three hits to raise his average to .354.

Kevin Correia (0-3) gave up eight runs — seven earned — and eight hits in 2 1-3 innings for Minnesota. It was his shortest outing since going just two innings last Aug. 5 against the Royals.

Chris Colabello drove in his 27th run for the Twins, setting a franchise record for RBIs in April.

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