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MLB roundup: Royals add to Yankees' woes

Published: Monday, May 21 2012 11:55 p.m. MDT

Kansas City's Mike Moustakas watches his two-run home run against the Yankees.

Mike Stobe, Getty Images

NEW YORK — Felipe Paulino blanked New York for the second time in a month, and Mike Moustakas and Jeff Francoeur hit two-run homers to lead the Kansas City Royals over the reeling Yankees 6-0 on Monday night.

New York's bats fizzled once again, going 0 for 13 with runners in scoring position with five strikeouts and a foulout. Booed repeatedly by their increasingly impatient fans, the Yankees lost for the sixth time in seven games and at 21-21 have their worst record at this point in the season since they started 20-25 in 2008 — the only time since 1994 that New York failed to make the playoffs.

RED SOX 8, ORIOLES 6: At Baltimore, David Ortiz homered in the sixth inning to start Boston's comeback from a three-run deficit, and the Red Sox got three hits from Will Middlebrooks in a victory over Baltimore.

BLUE JAYS 6, RAYS 2: At St. Petersburg, Fla., Kyle Drabek overcame command issues to win for the first time on the road this season, Yunel Escobar hit a tiebreaking homer and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays.

ATHLETICS 2, ANGELS 1: At Oakland, Tommy Milone scattered five hits over seven innings and Kila Ka'aihue drove in the go-ahead run.

MARINERS 6, RANGERS 1: At Seattle, Ichiro Suzuki and the Mariners chased Texas' Yu Darvish after just four innings in his shortest start of the season, and the Mariners rolled to their fourth straight win.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

NATIONALS 2, PHILLIES 1: At Philadelphia, Gio Gonzalez allowed three hits over six shutout innings and Ian Desmond homered and drove in both Washington runs.

Gonzalez (6-1), a former Phillies farmhand, struck out seven of the first nine batters and finished with nine strikeouts.

MARLINS 7, ROCKIES 4: At Miami, Giancarlo Stanton hit a grand slam off Jamie Moyer in a five-run fourth inning, Mark Buehrle was dominant after a shaky first and the surging Miami Marlins beat Colorado.

REDS 4, BRAVES 1: At Cincinnati, right-hander Mike Leake hit his first career homer — one of three solo shots in a row by Cincinnati — and allowed only two hits over eight innings for a victory against Atlanta.

Drew Stubbs hit two of the career-high four homers allowed by Braves starter Mike Minor (2-4). All the runs scored on solo homers at one of the majors' most hitter-friendly ballparks.

PIRATES 5, METS 4: At Pittsburgh, Neil Walker scored on Clint Barmes' tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and Pittsburgh rallied against Johan Santana and the New York Mets.

CARDINALS 4, PADRES 3: At St. Louis, Tyler Greene hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning, trumping Jesus Guzman's two-run double in the top half, and St. Louis beat San Diego to snap a four-game losing streak.

ASTROS 8, CUBS 3: At Houston, Jason Castro and Chris Johnson each hit three-run homers and Bud Norris threw seven scoreless innings.

GIANTS 4, BREWERS 3 (14): At Milwaukee, ackup catcher Hector Sanchez led off the 14th inning with a home run.

DODGERS 6, DIAMONDBACKS 1: At Phoenix, Matt Treanor, Andre Ethier and James Loney homered to power Chris Capuano to his sixth victory, and Los Angeles its fifth straight.

Names named at Clemens perjury trial

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Brian McNamee finally got to name names in front of the jury. Andy Pettitte. Chuck Knoblauch. Mike Stanton. Roger Clemens' accuser also apologized for the medical condition that caused him to take frequent breaks. He came across as a sympathy figure in the final moments of some 26 hours on the stand, a small counterweight to three days of brutal cross-examination.

The government's case got a needed boost as it hit the homestretch Monday in the sixth week of the perjury trial that will determine whether Clemens lied to Congress in 2008 when the 11-time All-Star pitcher denied using performance-enhancing drugs.

McNamee, Clemens' former strength coach, is the only person to claim firsthand knowledge of Clemens using steroids and human growth hormone.

DODGER STADIUM ARRESTS: A minor fender bender in a Dodger Stadium parking lot over the weekend led to the beating of a driver and the arrest of four people more than a year after a San Francisco Giants fan was left with brain damage after an attack on opening day, police said Monday.

The latest attack occurred Sunday, when the victim, a man in his 20s, had a collision with another driver and three other men pinned him down, police said.

BERKMAN OUT WITH KNEE: The best-case scenario for Lance Berkman is that he returns to the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup after the All-Star break. The 36-year-old first baseman is prepared for news on his injured right knee that's not so rosy.

GWYNN MAY BUY PADRES: Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn is joining with movie producer Thomas Tull in an attempt to buy the San Diego Padres.

Gwynn said Monday that it's too early to say what his role will be, beyond offering advice and insight, while stressing that he's still the coach at his alma mater, San Diego State.

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