Truex Takes Coca-Cola 600...Pagenaud wins Indianapolis 500...Royals end Yankees’ streak
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) _ Martin Truex Jr. has won the caution-filled Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway by holding off Joey Logano and Kyle Busch in NASCAR’s longest race. Truex went four-wide on a restart with four laps to go to take the lead before winning the event for the second time in four years. He led 116 laps in a race that included 30 lead changes and 16 caution flags.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Team Penske has earned its 18th Indianapolis 500 victory as Simon Pagenaud (PA’-zheh-noh) finished just ahead of Alexander Rossi and Takuma Sato. Pagenaud and Rossi engaged in a breathtaking 13-lap sprint to the finish, swapping the lead five times with Pagenaud storming to the front for good seconds before taking the white flag. Sato was third, followed by Josef Newgarden and defending champion Will Power.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ The Kansas City Royals ended the New York Yankees’ seven-game winning streak as Whit Merrifield singled home the winning run in the 10th inning of an 8-7 victory over the Bombers. Merrifield hit a sharp grounder that skipped over the head of third baseman Gio Urshela (ur-SHEH’-luh) for a single, scoring Billy Hamilton. Aaron Hicks tied it in the ninth with a two-run single off Ian Kennedy as the Yankees scored three runs, all with two outs, to make it 7-7.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler hit three-run homers as the Minnesota Twins blasted the Chicago White Sox, 7-0 to complete a three-game sweep. Jake Odorizzi (oh-doh-REE’-zee) won his seventh consecutive decision while allowing just one hit in 5 1/3 innings. Minnesota has won 11 of its past 12 games and swept a series for the seventh time this season.
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Justin Turner went 5-for-5 and scored three times in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 11-7 victory at Pittsburgh. Joc Pederson homered during a six-run sixth inning that featured consecutive bases-loaded plunkings, helping Los Angeles win for the ninth time in 11 games. Matt Beaty had four RBIs and Corey Seager drove in two for the Dodgers, who got five innings of three-run ball from Kenta Maeda (KEHN’-tah mah-EH’-dah) in his return from the injured list.