Yankees pound Royals, Guthrie

• NEW YORK 14, KANSAS CITY 1: Brett Gardner, Brian McCann and Chase Headley homered during an eight-run first inning and the host Yankees quickly erased the memory of a lost weekend, romping past the AL Central-leading Royals on Monday. Stephen Drew added another three-run homer off Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie before New York made an out in the second. The Yankees ended a six-game losing streak, beating the team that began the day with the best record in the majors.

• OAKLAND 4, DETROIT 0: Jesse Hahn pitched a four-hitter for his first career complete game, and the host Athletics beat the Tigers for their first three-game winning streak this season. Detroit slugger Yoenis Cespedes went hitless in his first trip back to Oakland since being traded to Boston last July 31.

• BALTIMORE 4, HOUSTON 3: Caleb Joseph and Steve Pearce hit two-run homers off Dallas Keuchel as the host Orioles dealt the Astros lefthander his first loss in seven decisions this year.

• TORONTO 5, CHICAGO 0: Drew Hutchison pitched a four-hitter, Justin Smoak and Josh Donaldson homered and the host Blue Jays shut out the White Sox.

• SEATTLE 4, TAMPA BAY 1: Robinson Cano drove in two runs and Roenis Elias threw six solid innings for the visiting Mariners.


Ramos, Span power Nationals

• WASHINGTON 2, CHICAGO 1: Wilson Ramos hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth, Denard Span also homered and the Nationals won for the eighth time in nine games, beating the host Cubs.

• LOS ANGELES 6, ATLANTA 3: Andre Ethier hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning, Alex Guerrero and Jimmy Rollins followed with home runs and the host Dodgers beat the Braves.

• ST. LOUIS 3, ARIZONA 2 (10): Jhonny Peralta homered in the 10th inning to give the host Cardinals the victory over the Diamondbacks. It was his fourth career walk-off homer.

• NEW YORK 6, PHILADELPHIA 3: Wilmer Flores hit a tiebreaking three-run homer to help Bartolo Colon win a day after his 42nd birthday, and the host Mets stop a three-game losing streak.

• COLORADO 5, CINCINNATI 4: Nolan Arenado homered and drove in the tiebreaking run with a sacrifice fly off Aroldis Chapman as the Rockies handed the host Reds their ninth loss in a row.

• PITTSBURGH 4, MIAMI 2: Charlie Morton tossed seven strong innings in his return from hip surgery for the host Pirates.

• SAN FRANCISCO 8, MILWAUKEE 4: Hunter Pence's two-run double capped the Giants' seven-run rally in the top of the sixth.


•The Royals placed struggling starter Danny Duffy on the 15-day disabled list because of biceps tendinitis. Duffy received a cortisone shot for his stiff left shoulder Friday, but his arm did not respond in time to be ready for a start Tuesday. In his place, Kansas City will insert Jason Vargas, who is returning from a strained flexor muscle that sidelined him all of May.

• The Giants designated Travis Ishikawa for assignment. Ishikawa was the unexpected left fielder for San Francisco last postseason and hit a pennant-clinching home run, but the team had no room for him on the roster this year.

• Injured Mets third baseman David Wright was sent to California to work with the staff of back specialist Dr. Michael Watkins.