KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Luis Robert hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning after Johnny Cueto’s impressive Chicago debut, and the White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-3 in the opener of a five-game series. Yasmani Grandal also had a two-run shot for the White Sox, who squandered a 3-0 lead in the eighth. Robert connected off Scott Barlow with two outs, scoring the automatic runner as well. The 36-year-old Cueto pitched six shutout innings in his first major league start this season after getting promoted from Triple-A Charlotte. The two-time All-Star allowed just two hits and two walks, striking out seven. Only one runner reached second base against him.
NEW YORK (AP) — The game between the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets scheduled for Monday night has been postponed because of rain in the forecast and will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader Tuesday at Citi Field. The first game will begin at 3:10 p.m., with the nightcap to follow 30-40 minutes after the opener ends. The teams are set to play a four-game series — their first meeting since getting into a bench-clearing scuffle last month in St. Louis. With severe thunderstorms in the evening forecast, the game was postponed a little more than 3 1/2 hours before it was supposed to begin.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have fired hitting coach Terry Bradshaw and promoted Alex Zumwalt in a shakeup of the coaching staff that they hope will wake up one of the worst offenses in the majors. The Royals have scored 118 runs through their first 32 games, better only than the Tigers, Orioles and White Sox. Their 21 home runs trail only the Tigers and Red Sox for the worst total in the big leagues. Keoni DeRenne will remain the assistant hitting coach and Mike Tosar the special assignment hitting coach.
CLEVELAND (AP) — NFL officials will meet this week with Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson as the league continues to investigate whether he violated its personal conduct policy. A person familiar with the plans spoke with The Associated Press on Monday. Watson is facing 22 civil lawsuits from massage therapists accusing him of sexual misconduct. He's scheduled to speak with the league’s representatives in Texas.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin founded 23XI Racing with a vision that extended far beyond the race track. They wanted to expand diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in auto racing. All of which is a whole lot easier to accomplish after days like Sunday. Kurt Busch won a thriller at Kansas Speedway in the No. 45 car decked out in Jordan Brand-themed graphics. It gave the team a second Cup Series triumph. Bubba Wallace won last year at Talladega.
Final Detroit 3 Tampa Bay 2
Final N.Y. Yankees 6 Baltimore 2
Final Boston 6 Houston 3
Final Toronto 6 Seattle 2
Final Texas 7 L.A. Angels 4
Final Chicago White Sox 5 Kansas City 3
Final Minnesota 3 Oakland 1
St. Louis at N-Y Mets 6:40 p.m. (Postponed)
Final Miami 8 Washington 2
Final Chicago Cubs 9 Pittsburgh 0
Final Milwaukee 1 Atlanta 0
Final San Francisco 7 Colorado 6
Final L.A. Dodgers 5 Arizona 4