>>Cards Fall To Cubs On Schwarber Homer
(St. Louis, MO) — Kyle Schwarber’s three-run homer off Brett Cecil in the seventh inning lifted the Cubs to a 6-4 win over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Former Cardinal John Lackey went six innings for the win. Yadier Molina plated two runs for St. Louis, which dropped two-of-three in the series.
>>White Sox Trounce Tigers
(Chicago, IL) — Geovany Soto homered twice and drove in four as the White Sox trounced the Tigers 11-2. Matt Davidson added a three-run homer for the Southsiders, who earned a split in the rain-shortened, two-game series. James Shields tossed five-and-a-third innings of one-run ball for the win.
>>Ducks Shut Out Blackhawks To Clinch Home-Ice
(Anaheim, CA) — The Ducks blanked the Blackhawks 4-0 last night in Anaheim. Corey Crawford made 22 saves for Chicago, which gave several of its stars the night off. The Blackhawks have already locked up the top spot in the West. The ‘Hawks wrap up the season at the Kings tomorrow afternoon.
>>Blues Share The Wealth In Win Over Panthers
(Sunrise, FL) — The Blues got goals from six players in a 6-3 win over the Panthers in Florida. Jaden Schwartz had an empty-net goal and two assists for St. Louis, which remains one point ahead of Nashville for the third seed in the Central. The Blues have two games left. They skate at Carolina tomorrow.
>>Butler Leads Bulls Past Sixers
(Philadelphia, PA) — Jimmy Butler put up the fourth triple-double of his career to lead the Bulls to a much-needed 102-90 win over the 76ers. Butler finished with 19 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. At 39-and-40, Chicago remains in control of seventh place in the East with three games to play. The Bulls visit the Nets tomorrow.
(Augusta, GA) — Charley Hoffman is alone atop the leaderboard after the first day of The Masters. He shot an opening-round, seven-under 65. That’s good for a four-shot lead on William McGirt. It’s the largest opening-round lead since 1955. Dustin Johnson withdrew on the first tee with a back injury.
>>Tebow Homers In Minor League Debut
(Columbia, SC) — Tim Tebow is beginning his minor league baseball career with a bang. Tebow belted a two-run homer in his first at-bat for the Columbia Fireflies last night. The former NFL quarterback turned Mets prospect is beginning the season at Single-A.
>>IndyCar Series Heads To Long Beach
(Long Beach, CA) — The IndyCar Series heads to Long Beach for the Toyota Grand Prix on Sunday. Practice is today with qualifying set for tomorrow. Simon Pagenaud is the defending champion in the event.
>>Monster Series Heads To Texas
(Fort Worth, TX) — The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Fort Worth for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Qualifying takes place at 6:15 tonight, with the 334-lap, 501-mile race to follow Sunday afternoon. Kyle Larson heads into the weekend atop the standings.