KANSAS CITY, Mo (AP) — Lane Thomas opened the game with a home run, Corey Dickerson’s three-run shot highlighted an eight-run sixth inning and Luis Garcia had six hits as the Washington Nationals outslugged the Kansas City Royals 12-10. The eight-run inning was the largest scoring inning in Nationals’ history and came against Kansas City’s Jordan Lyles and Josh Staumont. Garcia and Joey Meneses also drove in runs in the sixth, and teammate Jeimer Candelario added a two-RBI triple in the eighth. Patrick Corbin (4-5) worked 6 1/3 inning, allowing six runs, seven hits, four walks with six strikeouts.
DENVER (AP) — Francisco Lindor homered and drove in four runs, leading Max Scherzer and the New York Mets past the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Friday night. Brandon Nimmo tripled twice, walked three times and scored three runs during a perfect night at the plate for the Mets, who have won seven of nine following a 6-16 skid. Nimmo, who grew up in Wyoming about two hours from Coors Field, played in front of 100 family members and friends. They saw him become the first player in franchise history to have two triples and three walks in one game. Scherzer (4-2) struck out eight in seven innings of one-run ball. Adam Ottavino got two outs against his former team for his fifth save, aided by Nolan Jones’ baserunning blunder in the ninth.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Shane Bieber worked into the seventh inning and got another win over the NL Central as Amed Rosario’s three-run double sent the Cleveland Guardians to a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Bieber didn’t have his best stuff but the right-hander limited the Cardinals to two sacrifice flies before a pair of two-out walks got him into trouble in the seventh. Bieber allowed two runs and five hits in 6 2/3 innings before being pulled. He’s 9-1 in his career against NL Central teams. Emmanuel Clase gave up a run in the ninth before closing it out for his MLB-leading 17th save. The Guardians have played 23 one-run games, most in the majors.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kaelen Culpepper went 4 for 5 with five RBIs — including a three-run home run in the bottom of the second inning — and German Fajardo allowed five hits over 7 1/3 innings to help Kansas State beat Kansas 7-1 in an elimination game at the Big 12 Tournament. No. 5 seed Kansas State plays fourth-seeded TCU — which beat the Wildcats 16-3 in the tournament’s opening game — in the semifinals. Nick Goodwin led off the bottom of the second inning with a walk and Brady Day followed with a single before Culpepper hit a shot to left that made it 3-0. Fajardo had a season-high nine strikeouts. Jake English went 2 for 3 with a solo homer in the third for No. 8 seed Kansas.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — David Mendham hit a three-run home run to spark a five-run second inning and Oklahoma State defeated Oklahoma 8-3 to advance to the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament. The top-seeded Cowboys (39-17) move on to play Texas Tech on Saturday. Mendham, the No. 8 hitter, finished with three hits — also driving in two runs with a seventh-inning single for Oklahoma State. Roc Riggio used a single and a sacrifice fly to drive in a pair. Leadoff batter John Spikerman had two hits and drove in two runs for No. 7 seed Oklahoma (31-26).
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Haley Lee’s grand slam helped Oklahoma claim a historic win. The Sooners matched the longest win streak ever in Division I softball. Oklahoma claimed its 47th straight victory by defeating Clemson 9-2 in super regional play. The Sooners tied Arizona’s run that started in 1996 and stretched into the 1997 season. Oklahoma needs one more win to have the record to itself and clinch a berth in the Women's College World Series. Oklahoma State and Florida State clinched World Series berths with wins.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Kiley Noami went 3 for 3 with a double, home run and four RBIs, Kelly Maxwell retired the first 19 batters she faced in a two-hitter and No. 6 national seed Oklahoma State beat Oregon 9-0 to sweep the best-of-three Stillwater Super Regional and advance to the Women’s College World Series. Oklahoma State, which beat the Ducks 8-1 in Game 1, has clinched a berth in its 15th WCWS, including four straight. Rachel Becker led off the game with a double to left and scored when Naomi hit a single to center that made it 1-0 in the top of the first and Maxwell had a perfect game through 6 1/3 innings before Allee Bunker’s single up the middle in the seventh.
MIAMI (AP) — The Boston Celtics are halfway to history, and that alone has gotten them entry into a very small club. Of the first 150 teams that trailed a best-of-seven series 3-0 in NBA history, just 14 of them found a way to extend the matchup to Game 6. Most are usually eliminated by now. Not the Celtics. They have cut the deficit in the Eastern Conference finals against the Miami Heat to 3-2. They trail the series yet seeming to have all the momentum going into Game 6 in Miami on Saturday night.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alec Martinez was part of the 2014 Los Angeles Kings team that erased a 3-0 first-round series deficit and beat Joe Pavelski and the San Jose Sharks in Game 7. Pavelski and coach Pete DeBoer were the centerpiece of a Sharks comeback from 3-1 down in the opening round of the 2019 playoffs to knock off the Vegas Golden Knights. And now, the Dallas Stars are trying to repeat history trailing 3-1 entering Game 5 of the Western final on Saturday at Vegas.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — There will be no weekend party at the Colonial for Michael Block. The club pro from California who finished tied for 15th at the PGA Championship was 15 over par over a grueling 36 holes at Colonial. He was exhausted but thankful after the wild ride of the past week. His 4-over 74 on Friday was seven strokes better than his opening round in the Charles Schwab Challenge, where he got a late sponsor's exemption after Oak Hill. He also has an exemption to play in the RBC Canadian Open in two weeks. So the Block party's not completely over yet.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics are asking Nevada for $380 million for a 30,000 seat, $1.5 billion retractable roof stadium on the Las Vegas Strip. A bill introduced Friday in the Nevada Legislature details the long-awaited financing plan. Lawmakers have a little more than a week to consider the plan before they adjourn June 5. The bulk of Nevada's contribution would come from $180 million in transferable tax credits from the state and $120 million in county bonds, which can vary based on interest rate returns. The plan doesn't directly raise taxes, meaning it needs a simple majority vote in the Senate and Assembly, not two-thirds approval.
Final Tampa Bay 9 L.A. Dodgers 3
Final Cleveland 4 St. Louis 3
Final San Diego 5 N.Y. Yankees 1
Final Washington 12 Kansas City 10
Final Miami 6 L.A. Angels 2
Final Boston 7 Arizona 2
Final Pittsburgh 11 Seattle 6
Final Chicago White Sox 12 Detroit 3
Final Texas 12 Baltimore 2
Final Toronto 3 Minnesota 1
Final Houston 5 Oakland 2
Final Cincinnati 9 Chicago Cubs 0
Final Philadelphia 6 Atlanta 4
Final San Francisco 15 Milwaukee 1
Final N.Y. Mets 5 Colorado 2
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Final Washington 71 Chicago 69
Final Dallas 95 Seattle 91