Nationals Rip Cardinals
(Washington, DC) — The Nationals put the game away with a seven-run eighth inning as they ripped the Cardinals 14-6 in D.C. Stephen Drew finished 3-for-4 with four RBI and three runs scored, and Bryce Harper added four hits and three RBI of his own. Adam Eaton also plated three runs as Washington banged out 19 hits. Tanner Roark gave up five runs, but just three earned, in five frames to get the win. Adam Wainwright surrendered 11 hits and six runs in four-plus innings to take the loss. Kolten Wong had a two-run double and Jedd Gyorko homered for the Cards.
Cubs Walk-Off Dodgers At Home Opener
(Chicago, IL) — Wrigley Field was once again the home for a Cubs celebration. Anthony Rizzo hit a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to give the Cubs a 3-2 win over the Dodgers in their home opener. It was the Cubs’ first game at Wrigley since ending their 108-year championship drought as they raised the banner in a celebration before the game. Closer Wade Davis came away with his first victory. Sergio Romo was tagged with the loss. Los Angeles was 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position in the one-run defeat. Corey Seager drove in his eighth run of the season for the Dodgers.
Myers Hits For Cycle As Padres Down Rockies
(Denver, CO) — Wil Myers hit for the cycle to lead the Padres to a 5-3 win over the Rockies at Coors Field. Myers is only the second player to accomplish the feat in franchise history. Hunter Renfroe launched a two-run homer for San Diego, which is 4-and-4 on the year. Miguel Diaz picked up the win in relief. DJ LeMahieu and Mark Reynolds went deep for Colorado, which dropped to 5-and-3. Tyler Chatwood allowed four runs in five-and-a-third innings to fall to 0-and-2.
Pacers Hold Off 76ers
(Philadelphia, PA) — Paul George scored 17 points in the first quarter and the Pacers never trailed as they held off the 76ers 120-111 in Philadelphia. George finished with 27 points overall and Thaddeus Young added 20 for Indiana. The Pacers play their final regular season game on Wednesday against Atlanta and will clinch a playoff spot with a win. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot led Philadelphia with 24 points. The Sixers are on a seven-game skid. George and Gerald Henderson were ejected in the fourth quarter after multiple scuffles throughout the game.
Bulls Blast Magic
(Chicago, IL) — The Bulls remain in control of the final playoff spot in the East after blowing out the Magic 122-75 at the United Center. Robin Lopez led a balanced attack with 18 points for Chicago, which holds the tiebreaker over Miami for the eight seed. The Bulls end the season at home against the last-place Nets on Wednesday. Nikola Vucevic finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds for Orlando, which came up short for the seventh time in eight games.
Blues Begin Playoffs Tomorrow
(St. Paul, MN) — The Blues have one more day to get ready for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They open the postseason tomorrow night on the road against the Wild. Minnesota will also host Game Two of the best-of-seven series on Friday. The Blues won three of the five meetings during the regular season.