>>Blues Drop Game Three To Preds
(Nashville, TN) — The Blues fell behind 2-0 early in the second and never recovered in a 3-1 loss to the Predators in Game Three of their second-round series in Nashville. Alexander Steen had the lone goal for St. Louis, which trails the series 2-1. The Predators will host Game Four tomorrow.
>>Bird Stepping Down As Pacers President
(Indianapolis, IN) — Larry Bird is done as the president of the Indiana Pacers. The 60-year-old is stepping down from the position, with Kevin Pritchard taking over. Bird was the head coach of Indiana from 1997 to 2000, then became president of basketball operations until retiring in 2012. After a year away, he returned to that role in 2013. Bird starred in college at Indiana State, then went on to a Hall of Fame playing career with the Boston Celtics.
>>Tigers Top Sox To Avoid Sweep
(Detroit, MI) — The Tigers avoided a three-game sweep with a 7-3 win over the White Sox in Detroit. Todd Frazier homered late, but Chicago had its six-game winning streak snapped. Miguel Gonzalez dropped to 3-and-1 with the loss.
>>Cubs Lose Rubber Match To Red Sox
(Boston, MA) — A wild pitch by Pedro Strop scored the go-ahead run in a four-run eighth as the Cubs lost 6-2 to the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Koji Uehara took the loss. Kris Bryant homered for Chicago, which dropped two-of-three. The Cubs host the Phillies tonight.
>>Cardinals Drop Series Finale To Reds
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals led 4-0 after five innings, but the Reds rallied for a 5-4 win at Busch Stadium. Joey Votto singled in the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning. Matt Carpenter had a three-run double in the fifth for St. Louis. Trevor Rosenthal took the loss in relief for the Cardinals.
>>Nats’ Rendon Plates 10 In Rout Of Mets
(Washington, DC) — Anthony Rendon’s monster performance led the Nationals to a 23-5 rout of the Mets in DC. Rendon went 6-for-6 with three homers and a franchise-record 10 RBI. Matt Wieters also went deep twice in the laugher.
>>Jazz Cut Down Clippers In Game Seven
(Los Angeles, CA) — The Jazz are moving on in the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2010. Utah went to LA and clobbered the Clippers 104-91 in the decisive Game Seven of their first-round series. The Jazz advance to face the top-seeded Warriors in round two.
>>Joey Logano Wins Toyota Owners 400
(Richmond, VA) — Joey Logano started from the rear but was able to work his way to the front and capture the checkered flag at the Toyota Owners 400 in Richmond. Brad Keselowski led a race-high 110 laps but finished in second. Denny Hamlin, Ricky Stenhouse Junior, and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top five.