KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kendrys Morales homered on his 32nd birthday and the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 Saturday night. Morales hit a two-run, tie-breaking shot in a five-run fifth off Rick Porcello. It was his third career homer on a birthday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Aaron Brooks is joining the Kansas City Royals pitching staff and Yohan Pino is going back to the minors. Pino is optioned to Triple-A Omaha after going 5 1-3 innings Friday in a loss to Boston in his first big league start this season. Brooks, a 25-year-old right-hander, is making his third stint with the Royals.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer has tossed the second no-hitter in the majors this season to lead a 6-0 win over Pittsburgh. Scherzer was one strike from a perfect game until he hit Jose Tabata on the elbow with a pitch. The second shutout in Nationals history comes nine months after Jordan Zimmermann threw the first.
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — The start of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Allicat 300 was postponed by a thunderstorm Saturday night at Chicagoland Speedway. The race was rescheduled for 11 a.m. CDT today (Sunday). A storm hit the track about 50 minutes before the green flag. Austin Dillon is on the pole in a Chevrolet with a qualifying speed of 176.569 mph. He’s joined on the front row by Ross Kenseth, the 22-year-old son of the former Sprint Cup champion making his debut in a NASCAR-sanctioned race.
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) — Masters champion Jordan Spieth is among four players who share the lead through three rounds of the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. Spieth shot a 1-over 71 that leaves him 4-undeer for the tournament, tied with Jason Day, Dustin Johnson and Branden Grace. Day shot the best round of the day among the leaders, a 2-under 68.
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE BASEBALL
Round Rock 1, Iowa 0
Omaha 5, Nashville 3
Omaha at Nashville, 3:05 p.m.
Iowa at Round Rock, 8:05 p.m.