The Sports Xchange
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Eric Hosmer and Lorenzo Cain each had three hits as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins 5-2 Saturday night. The Royals broke open a tie game with three runs in the eighth. Cain led off the eighth with a single and Terrance Gore ran for him. After Melky Cabrera walked, Hosmer's single to center brought Gore home. Salvador Perez's double to left scored Cabrera. Alcides Escobar's sacrifice fly to center scored Hosmer with the final run of the eighth inning.
INDIANAPOLIS — Lexi Thompson shot a 4-under-par 68 on Saturday and eased to a four-stroke victory in the Indy Women in Tech Championship at Indianapolis. Thompson, who opened the tournament with a 63 and shared the second-round lead, finished at 19-under 197 at Brickyard Crossing Golf Course to become the first American woman to win twice on the LPGA Tour this season.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Ervin Santana picked up his 15th victory, which ties for the American League lead, and Eddie Rosario drove in four runs in the first five innings as the Minnesota Twins thumped the Kansas City Royals 8-5 Friday night. Santana (15-7) yielded four runs on five hits over five innings. He is 4-0 in eight starts in August and September.
Evacuation orders and hurricane warnings echoed with the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars, who will seek shelter away from Florida before Hurricane Irma makes landfall this weekend. The Dolphins-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game scheduled for Sunday at noon was postponed until November earlier this week. The Dolphins decided to fly players and their families to Los Angeles and remain in California all week ahead of their Week 2 (Sept. 17) game against the Chargers.
FOXBOROUGH, Ma.—Alex Smith threw for four touchdown passes, rookie running back Kareem Hunt scored three times after fumbling away the first carry of his pro career and the Kansas City Chiefs spoiled the Patriots' Super Bowl celebration with a stunning 42-27 upset of New England in the NFL season opener Thursday night.
A joint review by the NFL and NFL Players Association determined New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not suffer a concussion in 2016. The league and players' union reviewed Brady's medical records with his permission as well as the records of the Patriots' medical staff and independent concussion spotters. The review announced Wednesday also confirmed Brady did not report any signs or symptoms related to a concussion last season.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Corey Dickerson hit a home run and two doubles, one of which drove in a run in a four-run sixth inning, as the Tampa Bay Rays got a much-needed 11-4 win over the Minnesota Twins on Monday, Sept. 4, to open a three-game series at Tropicana Field. The Rays (69-70) entered the night four games back of Minnesota (71-66) and made up ground in the chase for the final American League wild card.
MINNEAPOLIS—Lorenzo Cain hit a go-ahead, two-run triple and Melky Cabrera drove in two runs as the Kansas City Royals took two of three games from the Minnesota Twins with a 5-4 win on Sunday at Target Field. Cain's triple came shortly after Twins manager Paul Molitor was ejected by home plate umpire Marty Foster. Molitor was tossed after arguing when Cain checked his swing on an apparent third strike.
MINNEAPOLIS — Eduardo Escobar had three hits and six RBIs, including two homers, and Joe Mauer added four hits as the Minnesota Twins hammered out 14 hits in a 17-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night. Brian Dozier added a three-run homer and Byron Buxton had three hits in his return to the lineup for Minnesota, which drew within a game of the New York Yankees for the top wild card in the American League and extended its lead for the second wild card over Baltimore and the Los Angeles Angels.
MINNEAPOLIS—Max Kepler was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded as the Minnesota Twins completed a two-run, ninth-inning comeback in a 5-4 win against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, Aug. 31. Chicago's Alen Hanson hit a solo homer off Minnesota closer Matt Belisle in the top of the ninth to break a tie, but the Twins rallied against new White Sox closer Juan Minaya (2-2).