ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hit the longest homer of his major league career in the first inning, and the surging Los Angeles Angels pounded five homers in an 8-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Max Stassi, José Iglesias and Justin Upton also homered for Los Angeles off Kansas City starter Kris Bubic. Taylor Ward added a two-run shot in the eighth. Andrew Heaney allowed six hits and a run while pitching into the seventh inning of the Angels’ 10th win in 15 games. Ohtani’s 17th homer of the season was a 470-foot shot deep into the outfield bleachers off Bubic.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — José Ramírez homered and drove in four runs, leading Shane Bieber and the Cleveland Indians over St. Louis 10-1 and sending the Cardinals to their sixth straight loss. St. Louis’ skid is its longest since a seven-game slide in June 2017. Cleveland has won four of six. Bieber gave up one run and five hits in six innings, striking out five. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner has won his past three decisions and hasn’t permitted more than three runs in any of his 13 starts this year. Carlos Martínez allowed five runs and seven hits, including Ramírez’s three-run homer, in four innings.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kalei Harding homered and drove in four runs, leading Florida State past No. 1 seed Oklahoma 8-4 in the opener of the Women’s College World Series championship. Sydney Sherrill added a two-run single during a five-run fourth inning for the Seminoles, who need a victory on Wednesday or Thursday to win their second NCAA title in four years. Kaley Mudge had three hits for Florida State, increasing her WCWS total to a record-tying 13. Seminoles ace Kathryn Sandercock got the final four outs for the save. Oklahoma scored two runs in the fourth inning and two more in the sixth after falling behind 7-0.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid had 40 points and 13 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers knocked off the Atlanta Hawks, 118-102, evening the NBA's Eastern Conference semifinal series at a game apiece. The Sixers also received big contributions from Shake Milton, who buried a 32-footer and scored 14 points in an electrifying stretch off the bench. Milton fueled a 14-0 run that blew the game open in the second half.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz opened their NBA Western Conference semifinal series by getting 45 points from Donovan Mitchell in a 112-109 win over the Los Angeles Clippers. Mitchell poured in 32 points in the second half to rally the Jazz from a 14-point deficit. Jordan Clarkson and Bojan Bogdanovic chipped in 18 points apiece, with Clarkson and Mitchell combining for 12 3-pointers.
DENVER (AP) — Denver Nuggets center Nikola jokic has been revealed as the NBA’s Most Valuable Player, making him by far the lowest draft pick ever to win the award. The Serbian product has become a dominant force since being selected 41st overall in the 2014 draft. Jokic’s scoring average jumped from 19.9 points per game last season to 26.4.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have reached the Stanley Cup semifinals with a 2-0 shutout of the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 5. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 29 shots for his second shutout of the postseason and third of his playoff career. Brayden Point snapped a scoreless tie with his eighth goal of the playoffs, a power-play tally just over four minutes into the second period.
DENVER (AP) — Mark Stone scored on a breakaway 50 seconds into overtime, sending the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-2 win at Colorado and a three-games-to-two lead in the NHL second-round series. Trailing 2-0 entering the third, the Golden Knights found another gear with Alex Tuch scoring 1:03 into the period and Jonathan Marchessault tying it up just 3:04 later. Marc-Andre Fleury was sensational at times while stopping 28 shots.
Final Baltimore 10 N.Y. Mets 3
Final Tampa Bay 3 Washington 1
Final Cleveland 10 St. Louis 1
Final San Francisco 9 Texas 4
Final Oakland 5 Arizona 2
Final Detroit 5 Seattle 3
Final Houston 7 Boston 1
Final N.Y. Yankees 8 Minnesota 4
Final Chicago White Sox 6 Toronto 1
Final L.A. Angels 8 Kansas City 1
Final Miami 6 Colorado 2
Final L.A. Dodgers 5 Pittsburgh 3
Final Milwaukee 5 Cincinnati 1
Final Atlanta 9 Philadelphia 5
Final Chicago Cubs 7 San Diego 1
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final Philadelphia 118 Atlanta 102
Final Utah 112 L.A. Clippers 109
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Tampa Bay 2 Carolina 0
Final OT Vegas 3 Colorado 2