ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jack Flaherty and four relievers combined on a four-hitter, Matt Carpenter homered and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-0. Flaherty allowed just two hits while striking out seven in five innings, but he walked three and hit two batters and was pulled after throwing 97 pitches. John Brebbia gave up two hits in a scoreless sixth to earn his first major league win. Austin Gomber, Jordan Hicks and Bud Norris each pitched a hitless inning to end the Cardinals' four-game losing streak.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros won their 11th straight game, finishing off a dominant 10-0 road trip by rallying past the Kansas City Royals 7-4. The World Series champion Astros swept their swing through Texas, Oakland and Kansas City, outscoring opponents 74-35. Last season, Houston had an 11-game winning streak end in Kansas City. This time, the Astros trailed 4-3 in the eighth inning before Correa led off with a tying homer.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Gabe Holt hit a tiebreaking single in the fifth inning and drove in an insurance run in the ninth, leading Texas Tech to a stunning 6-3 win over defending national champion Florida in the College World Series. The Red Raiders won their CWS opener for the first time in their three appearances. They did it against the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and a first-round draft pick in starting pitcher Brady Singer.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Luke Bonfield hit the go-ahead home run in the fifth inning and Arkansas broke open the game with an eight-run sixth on its way to an 11-5 win over Texas in the College World Series. The Razorbacks scored double-digit runs for the fourth time in six NCAA Tournament wins and had their highest total in 28 CWS games. The Longhorns lost their third straight Omaha opener since 2011.
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) - Justin Allgaier won all three stages and the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Iowa Speedway for his second victory of the season. Allgaier led 182 of 250 laps and survived an unlucky late caution by winning the restart.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Adalberto Mondesi is back with the Kansas City Royals as part of a roster shuffle. The Royals made six moves before playing Houston. Mondesi, the first player to make his major league debut in a World Series game, was recalled from Triple-A Omaha.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez left in the top of the third inning against the Cardinals after being hit in the left elbow by a pitch from St. Louis starter Jack Flaherty. Baez, who leads the Cubs with 14 home runs, was replaced by Addison Russell.
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