5-30 MLB Briefs

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Freeland leads Rockies to 11-4 win with arm and bat

DENVER (AP) — Kyle Freeland pitched effectively into the sixth inning and doubled in Colorado’s three-run fourth, leading the Rockies to an 11-4 win on Tuesday over San Francisco. David Dahl had a two-run homer as part of Colorado’s fourrun seventh, the first pinch-hit homer of his career. Trevor Story added a run-scoring triple and Nolan Arenado, Gerardo Parra and Ian Desmond each had an RBI double for the Rockies, who have won 12 of their last 13 against the Giants at Coors Field. Freeland (5-5) tossed 5 1/3 innings and allowed three runs.

Escobar homer lifts Royals over Twins 2-1 in 14 innings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alcides Escobar homered with two outs in the 14th inning to lift Kansas City over Minnesota 2-1 on Tuesday. Escobar connected off Taylor Rogers (1-2), ending a game that took 4 hours, 12 minutes. Scott Barlow (1-0) worked four hitless innings, striking out five straight batters during one stretch, to earn his first major league win. Twins starter Kyle Gibson pitched seven scoreless innings.

Rangers beat Mariners 9-5 with 9th inning rally

SEATTLE (AP) — Rougned Odor broke a ninth-inning tie with a three-run double and Texas stopped Seattle’s fourgame winning streak with a 9-5 win on Tuesday. Ronald Guzman went 4 for 4 with three RBIs and Shin-Soo Choo homered for the Rangers, who tagged American League saves leader Edwin Diaz (0-2) in the ninth. Diaz was pulled after getting just one out and charged with four earned runs when Chasen Bradford allowed Guzman’s RBI single. Chris Martin (1-1) got the win after giving up the tying run in the eighth on an RBI groundout by Jean Segura, who had three hits. Nelson Cruz homered early for the Mariners, who remained a game behind first-place Houston in the AL West.