>>Heat, Raptors Grab Game-Seven Wins
(Undated) — The Heat and Raptors have a date in the second round of the NBA playoffs after capturing Game-Seven wins. Miami mauled the Hornets, 106-73, in the decider of their East first-round series. Toronto held on for an 89-84 victory over the Pacers. The Heat and Raptors open their series tomorrow.
>>Warriors Top Trail Blazers Without Curry
(Oakland, CA) — Draymond Green logged a triple-double as the Steph Curry-less Warriors topped the Trail Blazers, 118-106, in Game One of their West semifinal series. Curry is still sidelined with a knee injury. Game Two is tomorrow night.
>>Blues Get Even With Stars
(Undated) — The Blues and Stars are even in their Western Conference semifinal series. St. Louis recovered from blowing a two-goal lead in the third period for a 4-3 overtime win Game Two in Dallas. The Blues head home for tomorrow’s Game Three tied in the best-of-seven set.
>>Cardinals Swept By Nationals, Losing Streak Four
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals’ losing streak is now four. The Nationals completed a three-game sweep with a 6-1 win at Busch Stadium. Carlos Martinez suffered his first loss of the season to fall to 4-and-1. Brandon Moss homered in the ninth to break up the shutout for the Cardinals.
>>Cubs Rally, But Lose To Braves In 10 Innings
(Chicago, IL) — A sac-fly by Nick Markakis in the 10th inning lifted the Braves to a 4-3 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Addison Russell singled in the tying run in the ninth for Chicago, which scored twice in the eighty to pull within a run. The Cubs open a series in Pittsburgh tonight.
>>White Sox Hammer O’s
(Baltimore, MD) — The White Sox scored five times in the fifth en route to a 7-1 win over the Orioles. Chris Sale struck out six over five-and-a-third innings of one-run ball to improve to 6-and-0. Chicago earned a split in the four-game set with the victory.
>>Giants Cool Off Mets
(Flushing, NY) — The Mets’ eight-game winning streak came to an end with a 6-1 loss to the Giants. Madison Bumgarner struck out seven over six shutout innings for the win. Noah Syndergaard [[ SIN-der-gard ]] suffered his first loss.
>>Keselowski Wins Crash-Filled Geico 500
(Talladega, AL) — Brad Keselowski took the checkered flag at a crash-filled Geico 500. Keselowski captured his fourth win at Talladega Superspeedway and the 19th of his Sprint Cup career. Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon, Jamie McMurray and Chase Elliott rounded out the top five.