Even woundup

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Escobar's blooper wins for Royals

• KANSAS CITY 2, HOUSTON 1 (10): The Royals walked off winners Saturday night when Alcides Escobar singled home Paulo Orlando with two outs in the 10th inning. The game-winning looper to shallow right ended the Astros' five-game winning streak. Kelvin Herrera pitched a scoreless 10th for the victory.

• DETROIT 5, BOSTON 1: Nick Castellanos drove in three runs with a homer and double, Alfredo Simon pitched six solid innings and the Tigers bounced back after consecutive extra-inning losses to the Red Sox. But Simon limped off after throwing the second pitch in the seventh inning. He appeared to land awkwardly after stretching his right leg.

• TORONTO 8, SEATTLE 6: Chris Colabello's two-run, bases-loaded single in the ninth inning gave the Blue Jays a victory in Seattle. Aaron Sanchez, just off the disabled list, got the victory.

• BALTIMORE 5, TAMPA BAY 1: Chris Davis hit his fifth career grand slam and Miguel Gonzalez took a shutout into the eighth inning as the visiting Orioles broke a four-game losing streak.

• CHICAGO 10, CLEVELAND 3: Chris Sale allowed two runs in seven innings, and the White Sox used a five-run first to power past the Indians in Cleveland. Jose Abreu drove in three runs and Carlos Sanchez hit his first major league homer.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Conforto, Mets tee off on Dodgers

• NEW YORK 15, LOS ANGELES 2: Michael Conforto went 4-for-4 for his first big league hits and Kelly Johnson homered into the upper deck in his Mets' debut. Lucas Duda homered twice for the Mets in their highest-scoring game since April 2013, and their biggest run total ever against the Dodgers. Even winning pitcher Mat Harvey had two hits.

• ST. LOUIS 1, ATLANTA 0: Stephen Piscotty got his first career RBI with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and Carlos Martinez outdueled former teammate Shelby Miller in St. Louis. The Cardinals won their fifth in a row despite getting just two hits.

• WASHINGTON 9, PITTSBURGH 3: Rookie center fielder Michael Taylor had a home run and three RBI and Gio Gonzalez won his fourth straight decision, improving to 4-0 vs. the Pirates. Ian Desmond homered for a third consecutive game.

INTERLEAGUE

• SAN FRANCISCO 2, OAKLAND 1: Madison Bumgarner hit a home run and pitched seven innings for his third consecutive victory. Matt Duffy added a tiebreaking single in the sixth while helping the defending World Series champions to their 10th victory in 11 games. Bumgarner, a Silver Slugger award winner in 2014, homered on a 3-2 pitch from A's starter Chris Bassitt.

NOTES

•Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia returned to the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right hamstring; the same injury caused him to miss 16 games before the All-Star break. Pedroia originally hurt himself rounding first after a go-ahead single against Baltimore on June 24. He was out of the lineup for Friday's 2-1, 11-inning win over the Tigers. Sox manager John Farrell said he didn't know of any "singular event" that caused the injury.

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