Ben­in­tendi lifts Sox

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - SPORTS -

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.

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AP/NAM Y. HUH

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.

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