Benintendi lifts Sox
Andrew Benintendi (Arkansas Razorbacks) hit two three-run home runs off All-Star Luis Severino and the Boston Red Sox roughed up the New York Yankees 10- 5 on Saturday in New York. Benintendi’s first home run Saturday capped a fiverun third inning for Boston. He followed with another home run, this one to right field, in the fifth inning.
AMERICAN LEAGUE ROYALS 5, WHITE SOX 4
CHICAGO — Melky Cabrera hit a go-ahead, two-run homer against his former team in the eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 Saturday night to stop a five-game losing streak.
Cabrera, acquired from Kansas City on July 30, homered with one out off Aaron Bummer (1-3) and drove in Lorenzo Cain, who led off the inning with a walk and Chris Beck. Cabrera has an eight-game hitting streak.
Scott Alexander (3-3) won after allowing a two-run, two-out single in the seventh to Leury Garcia that put Chicago ahead 4-3.
Joakim Soria pitched a perfect eighth, and Kelvin Herrera worked around a walk in a hitless ninth for his 25th save in 28 chances. After pinch-runner Tyler Saladino stole second, third baseman Mike Moustakas made a diving stop on Adam Engel’s grounder and threw to first for the final out, ending Chicago’s four-game winning streak.
White Sox starter James Shields struck out a season-high eight in six innings, allowing three runs and seven hits.
Jose Abreu hit a pair of solo home runs against Ian Kennedy, who gave up three runs and seven hits in 61/ innings. Abreu became 3 the first White Sox player to reach 20 homers in each of his first four seasons.
RED SOX 10, YANKEES 5 Rookie Andrew Benintendi rocketed a pair of three-run homers off All-Star Luis Severino and the Boston Red Sox bounced back from a tough loss, roughing up the New York Yankees. A day after blowing a late lead, the AL East leaders battered Severino for a career-worst 10 runs. Drew Pomeranz pitched the Red Sox to their ninth win in 10 games, and restored their 4½-game lead over New York.
INDIANS 3, RAYS 0 Jay Bruce drove in his first two runs for the Cleveland Indians and Mike Clevinger struck out nine in seven innings in a victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Bruce, acquired in a trade from the New York Mets on Wednesday night, drove in the first run with a two- out fly ball that dropped for a double between left fielder Corey Dickerson and third baseman Trevor Plouffe in the first inning.
Kansas City’s Melky Cabrera (right) celebrates with Lorenzo Cain after hitting a two-run home run in the eighth inning of Saturday’s game against the White Sox in Chicago.