Royals spoil Reid-Foley’s debut, beat Blue Jays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ryan O’Hearn homered and drove in a career-high three runs, Brad Keller threw seven strong innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 on Monday night to spoil Sean Reid-Foley’s major league debut.

Reid-Foley (0-1) was removed after 97 pitches and five innings, allowing three runs, six hits and three walks while striking out three. Reid-Foley is only the second player in major league history to be born in Guam. He was 12-4 with a 2.98 ERA in 23 minor league starts this season.

O’Hearn, a rookie who entered hitting .130 with three RBIs, hit an opposite-field homer on Reid-Foley’s first pitch with Brett Phillips aboard with two outs in the second.

O’Hearn walked with the bases loaded in the fourth to bring home Lucas Duda, who led off the inning with a single.

Brad Keller (5-5) yielded one run and four hits to pick up his third victory in his past four decisions.

Wily Peralta worked around Justin Smoak’s walk leading off the ninth for his seventh save.

Devon Travis homered in the first for Toronto. It was his fourth home run in 26 at-bats at Kauffman Stadium.

Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen singled to left in the second in his first big league at-bat, but Alex Gordon threw out Russell Martin trying to score from second to end the inning. Gordon picked up his ninth assist and leads the majors with 91 outfield assists since 2010 when he was moved from third base to left field.

Whit Merrifield had three of Kansas City’s seven hits. The Royals got …read more

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Indians pull away from Reds for big win

CINCINNATI — Jose Ramirez connected for his 35th homer and Yandy Diaz hit a tiebreaking RBI double in Cleveland’s seven-run sixth inning, helping the Indians pull away from the Cincinnati Reds for a 10-3 victory on Monday night.

Ramirez, Michael Brantley and Yan Gomes had three hits apiece in Cleveland’s fifth win in six games. Melky Cabrera and Jason Kipnis each drove in two runs.

The Indians increased their AL Central lead to 12 1/2 games over idle Minnesota after receiving an update from team president Chris Antonetti on the status of outfielder Leonys Martin, who is recovering from a life-threatening bacterial infection. Martin is in stable condition at the Cleveland Clinic.

“It was very serious,” Antonetti said. “Thankfully he’s made a lot of progress in the last 24 to 36 hours and he has regained a lot of the organ function. He’s in a good path right now and we’re hopeful he’ll make a full recovery. But, he has a long way to go.”

Tucker Barnhart, Scooter Gennett and Curt Casali homered for last-place Cincinnati, which has dropped two in a row. Homer Bailey (1-10) was tagged for five runs and 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Barnhart hit his eighth homer in the second, putting Cincinnati in front and stopping the Reds’ four-game homerless streak.

Gennett tied it at 2 with his 18th homer off Mike Clevinger (8-7) in the fifth, but Cleveland grabbed control in the sixth. Diaz gave the Indians the lead for good when he doubled in Greg Allen.

Diaz scored on Brantley’s double. Cabrera added a two-run single, and Kipnis doubled in Ramirez and Brandon Guyer. Gomes tacked on an RBI double that …read more

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Castellanos has 5 hits, 5 RBIs in Tigers’ win over White Sox

DETROIT — Nicholas Castellanos had a career-high five hits, including a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning, and drove in five runs as the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 9-5 on Monday night.

Castellanos singled in the first, doubled and scored in the fourth, hit an RBI double in the fifth and hit a two-run home run off Jeanmar Gomez (0-1) in the seventh. It was the sixth five-RBI game of his career, including one against the White Sox on June 16.

Castellanos came up again in the eighth with the bases loaded and two outs, needing a triple for the cycle, but settled for a two-run single that put the Tigers ahead 9-5.

Louis Coleman (4-1) got the win with a scoreless inning of relief. The Tigers are 9-1 against the White Sox this season.

Detroit is 3-1 since returning from a winless six-game road trip. Chicago has lost six of seven.

Detroit starter Artie Lewicki allowed three runs on six hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings, while Chicago’s Reynaldo Lopez gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk in five innings.

It was 4-4 when Castellanos lined his 17th homer into the Tigers bullpen with one out in the seventh.

Adam Engel made it 6-5 with a homer off Alex Wilson in the eighth, but Victor Reyes restored the two-run lead with an RBI single in the bottom of the inning before Castellanos’ fifth hit.

Chicago took a 3-0 lead in the third.

Engel led off the inning with a double, Lewicki hit Nicky Delmonico and Yolmer Sanchez put down a bunt single to load …read more

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Castellanos has 5 hits, 5 RBIs in Tigers’ win over White Sox

DETROIT — Nicholas Castellanos had a career-high five hits, including a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning, and drove in five runs as the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 9-5 on Monday night.

Castellanos singled in the first, doubled and scored in the fourth, hit an RBI double in the fifth and hit a two-run home run off Jeanmar Gomez (0-1) in the seventh. It was the sixth five-RBI game of his career, including one against the White Sox on June 16.

Castellanos came up again in the eighth with the bases loaded and two outs, needing a triple for the cycle, but settled for a two-run single that put the Tigers ahead 9-5.

Louis Coleman (4-1) got the win with a scoreless inning of relief. The Tigers are 9-1 against the White Sox this season.

Detroit is 3-1 since returning from a winless six-game road trip. Chicago has lost six of seven.

Detroit starter Artie Lewicki allowed three runs on six hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings, while Chicago’s Reynaldo Lopez gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk in five innings.

It was 4-4 when Castellanos lined his 17th homer into the Tigers bullpen with one out in the seventh.

Adam Engel made it 6-5 with a homer off Alex Wilson in the eighth, but Victor Reyes restored the two-run lead with an RBI single in the bottom of the inning before Castellanos’ fifth hit.

Chicago took a 3-0 lead in the third.

Engel led off the inning with a double, Lewicki hit Nicky Delmonico and Yolmer Sanchez put down a bunt single to load …read more

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