Raptors beat Bucks...Twins hit 8 HRs...Yanks complete sweep...Rays whip Indians...Phils top Cubs
MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard scored 35 points and the Toronto Raptors rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Bucks, 105-99 in Milwaukee and take a 3-2 lead in the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals. Leonard showed no obvious signs of the leg soreness that bothered him the previous two games, hitting five 3-pointers and finishing with seven rebounds and nine assists. Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-the-toh-KOON’-poh) had 24 points for Milwaukee, which will try to stave off elimination Saturday in Toronto.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) _ Jonathan Schoop (skohp) and Miguel Sano (sah-NOH’) each belted two of the Minnesota Twins’ team record-tying eight home runs in a 16-7 dismantling of the Los Angeles Angels. The Twins also received longballs from ex-Angel CJ Cron, Jorge Polanco, Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler while completing their first sweep in Anaheim since 1996. Martin (mahr-TEEN’) Perez allowed two runs over five innings to help Minnesota improve to a major league-best 33-16.
BALTIMORE (AP) _ The New York Yankees blew a 5-1 lead in the eighth inning before Aaron Hicks walked with the bases loaded in the ninth to complete the Bombers’ four-game sweep of the Orioles in Baltimore, 6-5. Clint Frazier and Luke Voit (voyt) went deep to give the Yankees 13 home runs in the series and 35 in 12 games versus the Birds this season. The Yanks won for the 14th time in 17 games despite Renato Nunez, who tied it with a three-run drive in the eighth.
CLEVELAND (AP) _ An outfield collision allowed Kevin Kiermaier to leg out a three-run, inside-the-park homer in the Tampa Bay Rays’ 7-2 victory at Cleveland. Tommy Pham, Avisail (av-ih-sah-EEL’) García and Willy Adames (ah-DAH’-mehs) hit solo homers off Adam Plutko as Tampa Bay improved baseball’s best road record to 16-7. Ryan Yarbrough allowed two runs and four hits in a career-high 7 1/3 innings after being recalled earlier in the day from Triple-A Durham.
CHICAGO (AP) _ The Philadelphia Phillies earned a four-game split at Wrigley Field as Jean Segura and J.T. Realmuto homered off Jon Lester in a 9-7 win over the Chicago Cubs. Andrew McCutchen added two hits and two RBIs as Philadelphia won for the fifth time in seven games. Aaron Nola pitched 5 1/3 innings of three-run ball to improve to 5-0.