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Hicks, Castro lead Yankees to 11-6 win over Cubs


Castro, a three-time All-Star with the Cubs before he was traded to the Yankees in December 2015, hit an RBI double in New York's five-run first against Chicago starter Brett Anderson.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Kendrys Morales had two late homers and drove in five runs, helping Toronto rally from a three-run deficit to beat Tampa Bay. The Cubs have one of the deepest and most talented lineup in baseball so they could make things tough on Severino on Sunday night. With his next pitch, Chapman's fastball nailed Anthony Rizzo on the hand, forcing in the game-knotting run. Lester, who is 1-1 with a 3.67 ERA this year, last saw the Yankees on June 28, 2014 when he allowed an unearned run in eight innings.

Theo Epstein started his tenure with the Cubs that same year, leaving the Boston Red Sox to take his chances at bringing success to another team steeped in tradition and starved for a World Series championship.

Aledmys Diaz had three hits and three RBIs, including a two-run double in the Cardinals' four-run third and a run-scoring single in the sixth. Jason Kipnis' two-out single scored Michael Brantley. Harrison drove a ball over the head of right fielder Domingo Santana for his seventh career walk-off hit.

Dellin Betances pitched a scoreless eighth.

Pittsburgh's Gerrit Cole and Milwaukee's Matt Garza each allowed a run over seven innings.

With one out and Hicks on third, Castro hit a bouncer up the middle.

In Seattle, Danny Valencia drove in two during the Mariners' seven-run seventh inning against Texas.

The majors' previous longest game of the season was the Mets' 9-8 victory over the Marlins in 16 innings on April 13.

Chris Young's pinch-hit, two-run single off Brandon Kintzler (1-0) in the top of the ninth tied the game at 3. Miami has lost nine of 11. NY opened the inning with six straight hits off normally reliable reliever Brad Ziegler (1-2), who did not retire a batter.

Twice in its past three games, Baltimore has gotten three or fewer outs from its starting pitcher, so the Orioles could use a lengthy outing from Dylan Bundy against the White Sox.

Manny Machado hit his team-leading eighth home run for the Orioles, who will seek to complete a three-game sweep on Sunday. He allowed three runs in four innings Saturday against the Yankees. The Orioles later announced his injury as a left wrist contusion.


The Yankees sent nine men to the plate in the first inning.

ROCKIES 9, DIAMONDBACKS 1 Tyler Anderson matched a career high with 10 strikeouts, Mark Reynolds homered for the second consecutive game and host Colorado routed Arizona. At this pace, it won't be a surprise if he hits 40 or more this season.

Anderson (2-3) pitched out of early trouble and went six innings.

Curtis Granderson launched a two-run homer off starter Tom Koehler in the bottom half, and NY came all the way back on a rainy night to hand the Marlins their eighth loss in 10 games. "It was good to have it back the way it's been most of my life". They're also red-hot, winning 18 of 23 overall and six of their last eight interleague games. The left-hander exited after giving up an RBI triple to Ben Zobrist.

Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka (4-1, 4.46 ERA) gets the ball Monday for the opener of a two-game set in Cincinnati.

Rookie Scott Alexander, Joakim Soria and Kelvin Herrera combined for one-hit relief.

The Yanks' regular designated hitter, Holliday did not play in Saturday's 11-6 win and he flied out as a pinch-hitter in Friday's 3-2 victory at Wrigley Field.

"They've been fun, the series this weekend and last weekend", he said.

Rodriguez (1-3) retired the first two batters before walking Bruce Maxwell. First pitch is scheduled for just after 8 p.m. ET. Shortstop Addison Russell tried to throw home, but it was wide and Hicks scored easily.

Wilmer Flores drew a four-pitch walk from Kyle Barraclough with the bases loaded and two outs to force in the go-ahead run.

Control problems have hindered Braves ace Julio Teheran this season. Five of the six batters he walked scored, and his ERA rose from 2.30 to 4.70.

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