Cardinals beat Pirates in extras yet again
Kolten Wong's walk-off home run in the 14th lifted the Cardinals past the Pirates 3-2 for St. Louis' third consecutive win in extra innings. It's the Cards' first such stretch since 2006.
Astros are hot, but can they keep it up?
Baseball Tonight's Aaron Boone says Houston's 18-7 start isn't sustainable: "I ultimately don't think they get to the postseason this year. But this team is for real ... and they're doing it in so many different ways."
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Gray, Vogt power A's past Rangers
Sonny Gray threw a career-high 119 pitches and struck out 10 Rangers over 6 2/3 innings, and Stephen Vogt hit two homers to stake the Athletics to a 7-1 win. It wasn't all rosy for Gray, who walked a career-high seven batters.
Final: Cardinals 3, Pirates 2 (14)
St. Louis and Pittsburgh gave the fans plenty of free baseball, but Kolten Wong ended things in the bottom of the 14th with a walk-off home run to complete a 3-game sweep for the Cardinals. The two teams combined to use 14 pitchers. Box score
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Cubs backing the Blackhawks
Manager Joe Maddon is big on civic pride and off-beat bonding rituals, so today each Cubs player boarded the team flight to St. Louis wearing a Blackhawks jersey with their own name and Cubs uniform number on the back. Blackhawks host the Wild tonight in the second round of the NHL playoffs.
Final: Athletics 7, Rangers 1
Stephen Vogt got to work on his home run trot. His second 2-homer game of the season led Oakland to a decisive win over Texas. It's the Athletics' first win in a day game this season. Box score
Lincecum rocks Angels as Giants sweep
Tim Lincecum allowed just 3 hits over 8 innings, and San Francisco shut out the Halos in a 5-0 win. The Giants swept the three-game series with the Angels, who are already 7 games back of the Astros in the AL West.