Midwest Sports Headlines: 4/15/19

Sports

April 15th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Marcell Ozuna hit two home runs and Matt Carpenter connected for a tiebreaking drive in the seventh inning that sent the St. Louis Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 9-5 for a split of their two-game series in Mexico. Tyler O’Neill also homered for St. Louis. Yasiel Puig hit his first home run for the Reds and Jesse Winker hit his second in two days at Estadio de Beisbol de Monterrey. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Angels will play twice at this stadium in early May.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pinch-runner extraordinaire Terrance Gore stole a base and then scored on Hunter Dozier’s single in the ninth inning, lifting the Kansas City Royals over the Cleveland Indians 9-8 to complete a three-game sweep of the AL Central favorites. Ryan O’Hearn led off the ninth with a walk against Brad Hand and was replaced by Gore.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kyle Connor scored twice, Patrik Laine had a goal and an assist, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 to climb back into their first-round playoff series. Winnipeg dropped the first two games by one goal, but got back on track in St. Louis. Kevin Hayes, Brandon Tanev and Dustin Byfuglien also scored, and Connor Hellebuyck made 25 saves.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Gianluco Busio scored for the third consecutive game to help Sporting Kansas City tie the New York Red Bulls 2-2. The 16-year-old Busio, whose goal against FC Cincinnati on April 7 made him the youngest player history to score in back-to-back MLS games, made it 2-2 in the 88th minute.