May 04, 2021 9:36 AM

Tuesday Sports Headlines and Scores presented by Barton Community College

Posted May 04, 2021 9:36 AM

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright came off the COVID-19 injured list and hung tough, St. Louis got a lights-out performance from its bullpen and the Cardinals beat the New York Mets 6-5 for their fifth straight win. After the game, the Mets fired hitting coach Chili Davis and assistant hitting coach Tom Slater. New York has struggled badly with runners in scoring position this season. The Cardinals were clinging to a one-run lead in the ninth with two outs and a runner on base when the lights at Busch Stadium flickered, then went out for a moment. When play resumed, reliever Alex Reyes walked Pete Alonso before retiring Smith on a flyball for the final out.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eddie Rosario hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the seventh inning that sent the Cleveland Indians to an 8-6 win over the Kansas City Royals. Josh Naylor added a two-run shot off Royals reliever Jakob Junis two batters after Rosario during what became a five-run inning. Bryan Shaw got the win in relief of Indians starter Aaron Civale. Emmanuel Clase handled the ninth for his sixth save and has yet to allow an earned run in 13 1/3 innings this season. Whit Merrifield and Hunter Dozier had two-run homers for Kansas City.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs used a pair of late-round picks on players with a history of medical problems but undeniable upside. In the fourth round they took defensive end Joshua Kaindoh, whose career at Florida State was interrupted first by hamstring injuries and then a significant right leg injury in 2019. In the sixth the Chiefs took Tennessee offensive linemen Trey Smith, who had blood clots in his lungs that may have been a red flag for other teams. If both can stay on the field, the Chiefs might have gotten the kind of steals that allow a winning team to stay on top.

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor has found its new women's basketball coach. WNBA coach Nicki Collen has been named as the coach of the Lady Bears program that has won three national championships and the last 11 Big 12 regular season titles. Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades made the announcement Monday night. Collen coached the Atlanta Dream the past three seasons. She replaces Hall of Fame coach Kim Mulkey and will be formally introduced Wednesday on the Waco campus.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — New Oklahoma coach Porter Moser has signed brothers Tanner and Jacob Groves from Eastern Washington, Ethan Chargois from SMU and Jordan Goldwire from Duke as transfers. Tanner Groves averaged 17.2 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.1 blocks as a junior last season. He was the 2021 Big Sky Conference Player of the Year, The quartet joins returning senior guards Umoja Gibson and Elijah Harkless, junior forward Jalen Hill and redshirt sophomore center Rick Issanza. Oklahoma’s freshman signees are guards Bijan Cortes, Alston Mason and CJ Noland.

CHICAGO (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Dustin May will have season-ending Tommy John surgery next week. May threw just 27 pitches before leaving Saturday’s 11-inning loss to Milwaukee. After his final pitch, May reacted with obvious discomfort, took a few steps and called for attention. May is 1-1 with a 2.74 ERA in five starts this year after making seven appearances in the 2020 postseason.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Unser died of natural causes at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Sunday. Unser and his younger brother, Al, are two of just 10 drivers to earn three Indy 500 victories, with Bobby doing it in 1968, 1975 and 1981. Unser was one of six members of the Unser family to race in the Indianapolis 500. He was 87.

MONDAY SCORES

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Minnesota 6 Texas 5

Final Cleveland 8 Kansas City 6

Final Oakland 5 Toronto 4

Final Baltimore 5 Seattle 3

Final Tampa Bay 7 L.A. Angels 3

NATIONAL LEAGUE

L-A Dodgers at Chi Cubs 2:20 p.m. (Postponed)

San Francisco at Colorado 8:40 p.m. (Postponed)

Final Philadelphia 4 Milwaukee 3

Final St. Louis 6 N.Y. Mets 5

Final San Diego 2 Pittsburgh 0

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Orlando 119 Detroit 112

Final Washington 154 Indiana 141

Final Golden State 123 New Orleans 108

Final Atlanta 123 Portland 114

Final Philadelphia 106 Chicago 94

Final New York 118 Memphis 104

Final Utah 110 San Antonio 99

Final L.A. Lakers 93 Denver 89