B’s rally past Blues...Dodgers whip Mets...Cole fans 12 in Astros’ win...Brewers top Twins
BOSTON (AP) _ The Boston Bruins took Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final by turning a 2-0 deficit into a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Blues. Second-period goals by Connor Clifton and Charlie McAvoy tied it before Sean Kuraly (kuh-RAH’-lee) gave the Bruins their first lead 5:21 into the third. Vladimir Tarasenko’s power-play goal put the Blues ahead by a pair one minute into the middle stanza.
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Cody Bellinger belted his 19th homer and threw out two runners from right field in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 10th victory in 12 games, 9-5 over the New York Mets. Chris Taylor and pinch-hitter Kiké (KEE’-kay) Hernández also went deep while Los Angeles scored six times in the sixth off New York’s bullpen. Clayton Kershaw is 5-0 after yielding 10 hits but just three runs over six innings.
HOUSTON (AP) _ Gerrit Cole picked up the slack on the mound by striking out 12 over six innings of the Houston Astros’ 6-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Cole surrendered Anthony Rizzo’s two-run homer in the first inning before limiting Chicago to two singles over his next five frames. Jack Mayfield made his major league debut seven seasons in the minors, contributing a double in his first plate appearance and hitting an RBI grounder during Houston’s five-run third.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Orlando Arcia (AHR’-see-ah) drove in three runs, including a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning of the Milwaukee Brewers’ 5-4 victory over the Twins. Josh Hader worked two innings for his 13th save, striking out Miguel Sano (sah-NOH’) on three pitches with two runners on to end it. The Milwaukee bullpen finished with 4 1/3 scoreless innings, scattering three singles in ending Minnesota’s six-game winning streak.
NEW YORK (AP) _ The New York Yankees won for the eighth time in nine games as homers by Clint Frazier, Brett Gardner and Gary Sánchez erased an early two-run deficit in a 5-2 victory against the San Diego Padres. Reliever David Hale allowed RBI doubles by Josh Naylor and Austin Hedges in the second but retired his final 10 hitters to get his first win since 2015. San Diego starter Matt Strahm struck out a career-high 10 in six innings but wasted a 2-0 lead in the Yankees’ three-run second.