Sports News for Thursday May 5, 2016

>Cardinals Rally For Walk-Off Win


(St. Louis, MO)  —  The Cardinals scored twice in the bottom of the ninth to rally for a 5-4 win over the Cardinals.  Matt Holliday’s two-out RBI single gave St. Louis the walk-off win.  Stephen Piscotty drove in a pair, including the tying run in the ninth.  Kevin Siegrist was credited with the win.


>>Cardinals Close Out Series With Phillies Today


(St. Louis, MO)  —  The Cardinals will close out their four-game series with the Phillies this afternoon.  Jaime [[ HIGH-may ]] Garcia gets the ball for St. Louis.  He’s 1-and-2 with a 3.73 ERA.  Jerad Eickhoff starts for Philadelphia.  He’s 1-and-3 with a 4.15 ERA.  First pitch is at 12:45 p.m.


>>Cubs Sweep Pirates, First Team To 20 Wins


(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-5 with a solo homer as the Cubs cruised past the Pirates 6-2 to sweep their three-game series at PNC Park.  Ben Zobrist [[ ZO-brist ]] also went deep for Chicago, which became the first team to 20 wins in the majors this season.  Jon Lester scattered eight hits and held the Bucs scoreless over five-and-two-thirds innings to improve to 3-and-1.


>>Cubs Open Series With Nationals


(Chicago, IL)  —  The top-two teams in the National League square off as the Cubs open a four-game set with the Nationals tonight at Wrigley Field.  Kyle Hendricks gets the start on the mound for Chicago.  Washington counters with Joe Ross.


>>Red Sox Down White Sox


(Chicago, IL)  —  David Ortiz homered and plated three to power the Red Sox to a 5-2 win over the White Sox. Jose Abreu belted a two-run homer in the first for Chicago, which had won its previous three.  Carlos Rodon [[ roe-DON ]] allowed three runs in six innings to fall to 1-and-4.


>>White Sox Wrap Up Series With Boston


(Chicago, IL)  —  The White Sox and Red Sox meet in the rubber match of their three-game set tonight on the Southside.  Chicago is 19-and-9 after last night’s loss.  Erik Johnson will make his first start of the season for Chicago.  Boston will send out Henry Owens.


>>Colts’ Kelly Signs Contract


(Indianapolis, IN)  —  Colts’ first-round pick Ryan Kelly signed his rookie contract yesterday.  The center out of Alabama signed a four-year deal worth 10.4-million dollars, with a signing bonus worth 5.79-million.  The team also holds an option for the fifth year.  The Colts open rookie minicamp on Friday.


>>Manziel Booked, To Appear In Court Thursday


(Dallas, TX)  —  Former Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel [[ man-ZELL ]] is set to be arraigned on a domestic violence charge today in Dallas.  Manziel was booked yesterday and released on 15-hundred dollars bond.  He was indicted last month by a grand jury after allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend in January.


>>Cavs Set Three-Point Record In Rout Of Atlanta


(Cleveland, OH)  —  The Cavaliers knocked down an NBA-record 25 three-pointers in a 123-98 rout of the Hawks in Game Two of their semifinal series.  The 25 made from downtown are the most in any regular-season or playoff game.  Cleveland has a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven set.


>>Bosh Out For Rest Of Playoffs


(Miami, FL)  —  Heat star Chris Bosh will miss the rest of the postseason.  Bosh has been sidelined since the All-Star break after a blood clot was discovered in his left leg.  Bosh’s last two seasons have been cut short due to blood clotting.


>>Pens Push Caps To Brink


(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  The Presidents’ Trophy-winning Capitals have been pushed to the brink of elimination.  The Penguins took a commanding 3-1 lead in their semifinal series with a 3-2 overtime win over the Caps last night.  Washington will try to stay alive in Game Five on Saturday.


>>Nyquist Early Derby Favorite At 3-to-1


(Louisville, KY)  —  Nyquist is an early 3-to-1 favorite to win Saturday’s 142nd Kentucky Derby.  The post-position draw for the first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown was held Wednesday at Churchill Downs.  Nyquist will break from gate 13 in the 20-horse field.







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