KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — CJ Abrams hit a two-run double in Washington’s four-run sixth inning, Corey Dickerson got his 1,000th career hit and the Washington Nationals defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-2. After Josiah Gray gave up two runs and four hits in four innings, Mason Thompson, Carl Edwards Jr., Hunter Harvey and Kyle Finnegan held the Royals scoreless. Finnegan earned his 11th save of the season. The Nationals have scored a combined 12 runs in the sixth inning through the first two games of the three-game series. Washington’s Lane Thomas hit a double in the fifth to extend his on-base streak to a career-high 23 straight games. Salvador Perez homered for Kansas City.
DENVER (AP) — Ryan McMahon hit a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning and the Colorado Rockies outslugged the New York Mets 10-7 on Saturday night after blowing an early six-run lead. Charlie Blackmon’s two-run double in a five-run second helped the Rockies race out to a 6-0 advantage against Justin Verlander after three innings. Pete Alonso’s major league-high 20th homer started New York’s comeback in the fourth, and the Mets tied it 6-all when rookie Francisco Álvarez capped a five-run sixth with a three-run homer off reliever Jake Bird. Starling Marte’s two-out RBI single in the seventh put New York in front, but Elias Díaz doubled leading off the bottom half against Jeff Brigham (0-1) and McMahon followed with a two-run shot to right field that traveled a projected 439 feet.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Brendan Donovan scored on a passed ball in the 10th inning after homering in the second, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Guardians. Automatic runner Donovan began the inning on second, stole third base and came home when third-string catcher David Fry mishandled a pitch by Nick Sandlin to Oscar Mercado. St. Louis won for the 14th time in its last 20 games despite managing just two hits against Guardians starter Tanner Bibee and four relievers. None occurred after Alec Burleson singled in the third. Ryan Helsley pitched 1 1/3 innings for the win and Giovanny Gallegos earned his sixth save with a scoreless 10th.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kurtis Byrne homered and TCU took advantage of every opportunity to defeat Kansas State 6-3 to advance to the championship game of the Big 12 Conference Tournament. The Horned Frogs had only three hits but took advantage of three errors, five walks and a hit batter by the Wildcats. TCU will play the winner of Texas Tech-Oklahoma State in Sunday’s championship. Sam Stoutenborough and Ben Abeldt (2-3) combined to allow 12 hits but came up with key outs as Kansas State stranded 10 runners. The game was tied at 3 after five innings . A hit batter, walk and Tre Richardson beating out a sacrifice bunt loaded the bases for the Horned Frogs in the sixth. Brayden Taylor scoring the winning run when Anthony Silva grounded into a double play.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Aidan Meola hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth and No 7 seed Oklahoma State beat Texas Tech 6-5 to eliminate the Red Raiders and advance to the championship game of the Big 12 Tournament. Oklahoma State has won four games in three days — including an 8-1 win earlier in the day over Texas Tech — since losing its opening game of the tournament. The Cowboys play No. 4 seed TCU for the title. Texas Tech scored five runs in the top of fifth, capped by Hudson White’s ’three-run home run. Beau Sylvester's two-run homer sparked a five-run bottom of the eight that tied that game at 5-all.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma defeated Clemson 8-7 in nine innings to set the NCAA Division I record for consecutive softball victories. Kinzie Hansen hit a tying three-run homer in the seventh inning after the Sooners were down to their last strike. Tiare Jennings hit a solo homer in the ninth for the winning run. Oklahoma's 48th straight win clinched a Women’s College World Series berth. Oklahoma will play Stanford in its World Series opener. Tennessee and Washington also clinched World Series spots with wins.
MIAMI (AP) — Derrick White scored on a putback as time expired and the Boston Celtics moved to the brink of the greatest comeback in NBA playoff history, holding off the Miami Heat 104-103 to force a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals. Jayson Tatum scored 31 points, Jaylen Brown scored 26 and Marcus Smart added 21 for the Celtics. Jimmy Butler made three free throws with 3.0 seconds left for a one-point Heat lead. Smart missed a 3-pointer, but White grabbed the rebound and scored as time expired. Butler scored 24 points and Caleb Martin scored 21 for the Heat.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ty Dellandrea scored twice in a 1:27 span midway through the third period and the Dallas Stars beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2 on Saturday night to stay alive in the Western Conference Final. The Stars escaped elimination for the second game in a row and head to Dallas for Game 6 on Monday night down 3-2. Dallas is attempting to become the fifth team in NHL history win a series after being down 3-0. Dellandrea had the first multigoal game of his playoff career, and it helped back a 27-save performance from Jake Oettinger. Jason Robertson and Luke Glendening also scored, and Thomas Harley had two assists. Chandler Stephenson and Ivan Barbashev scored for the Knights, and Jonathan Marchessault had two assists to extend his points streak to four games. Adin Hill made 30 saves.
MONACO (AP) — Formula One champion Max Verstappen’s lights-to-flag victory win at the Monaco Grand gave the Red Bull driver his fourth victory of the season and extended his championship lead. Spanish veteran Fernando Alonso was a season’s best second for Aston Martin as he collected a fifth podium in six races. Frenchman Esteban Ocon secured third place and a rare podium for Alpine. For most of the race Verstappen coasted on a dry and narrow track where overtaking is the hardest in F1. But an incident-free race in Monaco is rare and heavy rain played havoc with about 20 of the 78 laps left. Some drivers pitted for the wrong medium tires and slid around on a wet track.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There are plenty of clear favorites heading into the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500. At the top of the list is Alex Palou, the pole sitter, whom FanDuel Sportsbook lists as the betting favorite. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver has three capable teammates in defending winner Marcus Ericsson, 2008 winner Scott Dixon and two-time champion Takuma Sato. Arrow McLaren has four contenders led by Pato O'Ward. Felix Rosenqvist and former winners Alexander Rossi and Tony Kanaan also drive for the team. But there also are off-the-radar drivers planning to play spoiler. They include Argentine star Agustin Canapino and Santino Ferrucci, who along with rookie Benjamin Pedersen has turned around long-struggling A.J. Foyt Racing.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Cup Series points leader William Byron will start on the pole for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 after qualifying was rained out at Charlotte Motor Speedway. NASCAR also announced the Xfinity Series race scheduled for Saturday has been moved to Monday at noon ET. The Coca-Cola 600 is still scheduled to run on Sunday night but a forecast calling for more rain could move NASCAR’s longest race to Monday, too.
Final N.Y. Yankees 3 San Diego 2
Final Seattle 5 Pittsburgh 0
Final L.A. Dodgers 6 Tampa Bay 5
Final Washington 4 Kansas City 2
Final Boston 2 Arizona 1
Final St. Louis 2 Cleveland 1
Final Miami 8 L.A. Angels 5
Final Detroit 7 Chicago White Sox 3
Final Minnesota 9 Toronto 7
Final Texas 5 Baltimore 3
Final Houston 6 Oakland 3
Final Philadelphia 2 Atlanta 1
Final San Francisco 3 Milwaukee 1
Final Cincinnati 8 Chicago Cubs 5
Final Colorado 10 N.Y. Mets 7
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final Boston 104 Miami 103
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Dallas 4 Vegas 2