Cubs Blank Dodgers In Rubber Match
(Chicago, IL) — Former Dodger Brett Anderson tossed five shutout innings as the Cubs blanked LA 4-0 in the rubber match of a three-game series at Wrigley Field. Anderson allowed three hits and four walks to earn his first win. Anthony Rizzo homered in the first and Addison Russell went deep in the fourth as Chicago moved to 6-and-3. Hyun-Jin Ryu yielded all four runs in less than five frames to fall to 0-and-2 for the Dodgers. Justin Turner had a hit and two walks in defeat.
Mets Outlast Marlins In 16 Innings
(Miami, FL) — Travis d’Arnaud’s solo homer in the top of the 16th inning gave the Mets a wild 9-8 win over the Marlins in Miami. Yoenis Cespedes hit a pair of solo homers for New York, which has reeled off five straight wins. Hansel Robles tossed two scoreless innings to get the victory. Marcell Ozuna launched a grand slam in the first inning for the Fish, who went ahead 8-7 with a four-run fifth. Adam Conley, who was originally scheduled to start Friday’s game, took the loss in relief.
White Sox Down Tribe In Rubber Match
(Cleveland, OH) — The White Sox scored five runs in the first and went on to clobber the Indians 10-4 in the rubber match of a three-game set in Cleveland. Tim Anderson hit a lead-off homer and Matt Davidson added a three-run blast in the big frame. Avisail Garcia had three hits and three RBI in the victory. Anthony Swarzak picked up the win in relief. Yan Gomes and Michael Brantley belted solo shots for the Tribe, who have lost five of six. Josh Tomlin allowed seven runs and eight hits in less than two innings to fall to 0-and-2.
Predators Blank Blackhawks In Game One
(Chicago, IL) — Pekka Rinne stopped all 29 shots he faced as the Predators opened the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 1-0 win over the Blackhawks in Chicago. Viktor Arvidsson scored the lone goal as Nashville took the 1-0 series lead. Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen notched the assists. Corey Crawford made 19-of-20 saves in defeat. The Blackhawks failed to capitalize on two power plays. Chicago will host Game Two of the best-of-seven series on Saturday.
Celtics Clash With Bulls Sunday
(Boston, MA) — The top-seeded Celtics square off with the eighth-seeded Bulls in Game One of their opening-round series at TD Garden on Sunday. Boston also hosts Game Two of the best-of-seven set on Tuesday. The teams split their four meetings during the regular season.
Blues’ Game Two At Wild Tonight
(St. Paul, MN) — The Blues will play Game Two of their first-round playoff series at Minnesota tonight. The Blues can take a commanding two-games-to-none lead in the best-of-seven matchup after winning Wednesday’s Game One 2-1 in overtime. The series will shift to St. Louis for Game Three on Sunday.