Abreu homer helps White Sox bounce back...Andujar’s 1st career grand slam...Scherzer becomes season’s first 10-game winner
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Abreu hit a two-run homer in the first inning of the second game of a doubleheader to spoil Zack Littell’s major league debut, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 to earn a split. In the first game, Eduardo Escobar hit a three-run homer with two outs in the eighth for the Twins in a 4-2 victory that ruined a stellar start by White Sox right-hander Reynaldo Lopez.
TORONTO (AP) — Miguel Andujar hit his first career grand slam, CC Sabathia pitched seven innings to snap a five-start winless streak and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2. Aaron Hicks added a three-run blast as the Yankees won for the sixth time in seven games. New York is 30-9 since a 9-9 start.
BOSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez hit his 20th home run, Steven Wright pitched seven sharp innings in his first start of the season and the Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-0. Xander Bogaerts (ZAN’-dur BOH’-gahrtz) also homered for the Red Sox, who have won six of eight and hold the best record in the majors at 42-19.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Max Scherzer pitched eight strong innings to become the first 10-game winner in the majors this season, striking out 13 in the Washington Nationals’ 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. Scherzer (10-1) won his ninth consecutive decision while scattering five hits and did not allow a runner past second base until pinch hitter Brad Miller’s two-out double in the eighth.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former senior vice president of USA Gymnastics says she was instructed to keep quiet after she informed her boss about allegations of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar. Rhonda Faehn made that claim during a Senate subcommittee hearing Tuesday. Former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny refused to testify, invoking the Fifth Amendment. Congress is examining what went wrong at the sport’s governing body that allowed Nassar to abuse hundreds of athletes over two decades.