May 12, 2022

Thursday Sports Headlines and Scores presented by Barton Community College

Posted May 12, 2022 9:43 AM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Local high school hero Bobby Witt Jr. hit a two-run double and had his first major-league three-RBI game and Whit Merrifield homered for the first time since last August as the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 8-2 to snap a three-game losing streak. Joel Payamps was the second of five Kansas City pitchers and allowed two singles in three innings to earn the victory, He struck out five and walked none. Brad Miller hit a pinch-hit home run in the sixth inning for the Rangers.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Juan Yepez homered and Miles Mikolas pitched seven strong innings, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 10-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles. Yepez has reached base in all seven games since being recalled from the minors on May 3. His second-inning homer kickstarted a three-run outburts. Mikolas gave up one run on four hits. He has allowed two runs or less in all seven starts this season. Paul Goldschmidt drove in three runs for the Cardinals. Brendan Donovan and Tommy Edman each added two RBI. Baltimore had a season-high three-game winning streak halted.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Atlanta Braves beat third baseman Austin Riley and the St. Louis Cardinals defeated outfielder Tyler O’Neill in the first salary arbitration decisions this year. Riley was awarded $3.95 million rather than his $4.25 million request. Arbitrators Richard Bloch, Steven Wolf and John Woods heard the case virtually on Tuesday. A two-time Gold Glove winner, O'Neill was awarded $3.4 million instead of his $4.15 million request. Mark Burstein, Brian Keller and John Stout who heard the case on Friday. Two cases are pending and 16 additional players are eligible for arbitration, with hearings scheduled through June 24.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have forced a Game 6 in the NBA's Western Conference semifinals by crushing the Golden State Warriors, 134-95. Memphis already had a 27-point halftime lead before outscoring Golden State, 42-17 in the third quarter. Jaren Jackson Jr., Desmond Bane and Tyus Jones each scored 21 points as the Grizzlies won with ease while playing without All-Star Ja Morant because of a knee injury.

BOSTON (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have taken a three-games-to-two lead in the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinals by erasing a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter of Game 5. Bobby Portis made a putback off a missed free throw with 15 seconds left, moments before Jrue Holiday snuffed Marcus Smart’s attempt to tie it. Giannis Antetokounmpo poured in 40 points and had 11 rebounds for the Bucks

WEDNESDAY SCORES

INTERLEAGUE

Final Philadelphia 4 Seattle 2

Final Atlanta 5 Boston 3

Final St. Louis 10 Baltimore 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Cleveland at Chi White Sox 2:10 p.m. (Postponed)

Houston at Minnesota 1:10 p.m.

Final N.Y. Yankees 5 Toronto 3

Final Oakland 9 Detroit 0

Final Tampa Bay 4 L.A. Angels 2

Final Kansas City 8 Texas 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Pittsburgh 5 L.A. Dodgers 3

Final Cincinnati 14 Milwaukee 11

Final Miami 11 Arizona 3

Final San Francisco 7 Colorado 1

Final Chicago Cubs 7 San Diego 5

Final Washington 8 N.Y. Mets 3

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final Milwaukee 110 Boston 107

Final Memphis 134 Golden State 95

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Final N-Y Rangers 5 Pittsburgh 3

Final Florida 5 Washington 3

Final Calgary 3 Dallas 1