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Yelich puts 2 more in the seats...Nats win nail-biter in the ninth... Profur hits first grand slam

May 16, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Christian Yelich has hit his major league-leading 17th and 18th homers. They helped Zach Davies and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 11-3. Yasmani Grandal and Mike Moustakas also went deep as the Brewers won their third in a row after losing the series opener against the NL East-leading Phillies.

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Gerardo Parra hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the fifth and Sean Doolittle stopped the New York Mets’ ninth-inning rally by striking out Keon Broxton with the bases loaded, giving the Washington Nationals a 7-6 win. Michael Conforto hit a tying, three-run homer in the third inning but left with a concussion in the fifth colliding with second baseman Robinson Canó’s shoulder while chasing Howie Kendrick’s pop up down the right-field line.

DETROIT (AP) _ Jurickson Profar hit his first career grand slam and the Oakland Athletics routed Detroit 17-3 for their 13th straight victory over the Tigers. Josh Phegley had four hits, including one of Oakland’s five home runs, as the A’s won their ninth in a row at Comerica Park. The A’s had lost three straight and were 1-10 in their last 11 road games before romping.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ the Texas Rangers crushed the Kansas City Royals 16-1 today in the rubber game of their three-game series. Rougned Odor homered twice, Willie Calhoun went deep for the second straight day, Calhoun also had a two-run single and finished with four hits for the Rangers. Lance Lynn earned the win and Homer Bailey took the loss for Kansas City.

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) has the course record with a 63 at the PGA Championship on Long Island. Danny Lee made sure Koepka didn’t have a big lead, too. Lee birdied his last two holes for a 64 to get within one shot of the lead. Lee made eight birdies in his round, and like Koepka, he failed to birdie the par 5s. No other player in the afternoon was better than 1 under as the opening round headed for a conclusion.