ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Taylor Hearn allowed only one hit in five scoreless innings, Brad Miller homered and the Texas Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals 3-1. The Royals’ first hit literally was off Hearn. Michael A. Taylor sent a liner up the middle off the pitcher’s leg that continued to the left of second base and into left field with two out in the second inning. Hearn walked three and struck out five. Joe Barlow pitched a scoreless ninth, retiring Whit Merrifield on a grounder with two runners on base, for his sixth save in six opportunities.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rylan Bannon became just the third Baltimore player since 2000 to get a hit on the first pitch of his big league career, Jorge Mateo and Anthony Bemboom homered and the Orioles beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2. Bannon a 26-year-old third baseman, was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk before the game and singled on a changeup from Steven Matz (3-3) with two outs in the second inning, one batter after Mateo homered to put the Orioles ahead. Bannon went 1 for 4 with a strikeout and two flyouts. He was the 2017 Big East Player of the Year at Xavier.
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks will head back to Phoenix for a seventh game in the NBA's Western Conference semifinals. Luka Doncic delivered 33 points as the Mavs clobbered the Suns, 113-86. Reggie Bullock scored 19 points and Jalen Brunson added 18 for Dallas. Devin Booker scored 19 points for the Suns but was shut out from 3-point range while going 6 of 17 overall from the field.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Miami Heat are in the Eastern Conference finals for the second time in three years following a 99-90 comeback win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Jimmy Butler pumped in 32 points for Miami, which will take on the Bucks or Celtics in the next round. Butler scored 14 points on 6 of 9 shooting in the third quarter, when the Heat went on a 16-2 run to take control.
Final Baltimore 3 St. Louis 2
Final Oakland 5 Detroit 3
Final Houston 11 Minnesota 3
Final Houston 5 Minnesota 0
Final Texas 3 Kansas City 1
Final N.Y. Yankees 15 Chicago White Sox 7
Final N.Y. Mets 4 Washington 1
Final Cincinnati 4 Pittsburgh 0
Final Philadelphia 9 L.A. Dodgers 7
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final Miami 99 Philadelphia 90
Final Dallas 113 Phoenix 86
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Boston 5 Carolina 2
Final OT Tampa Bay 4 Toronto 3
Final St. Louis 5 Minnesota 1
Final Edmonton 4 Los Angeles 2