>>Cavs Crush Raptors In Game One
(Cleveland, OH) — The Cavaliers are off to a strong start in the East semifinals. LeBron James put up 35 points and 10 rebounds as the Cavs crushed the Raptors 116-105 in Game One of their second-round series in Cleveland. The Cavaliers host Game Two of the best-of-seven set tomorrow.
>>Rockets Rout Spurs In Series Opener
(San Antonio, TX) — The Rockets are stealing home-court advantage in the West semifinals. James Harden had 20 points and 14 assists as Houston hammered San Antonio 126-99 in the opener of their second-round set. It’s the Spurs’ worst Game One loss under head coach Gregg Popovich.
>>Blues At Preds For Game Four Tonight
(Nashville, TN) — The Blues and Predators play Game Four of their Western Conference semifinal series tonight in Nashville. The Preds grabbed a two-games-to-one lead in the best-of-seven matchup with a 3-1 home win in Game Three on Sunday. The series shifts back to St. Louis for Game Five on Friday.
>>Caps Clip Pens After Blowing Late Lead
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Capitals are back in their East semifinal series with the Penguins. Washington recovered after blowing a 2-0 lead late in the third period to pull out a 3-2 overtime win in Pittsburgh. Pens star Sidney Crosby left early in the first period after taking a shot to the head.
>>Phillies Pound Cubs
(Chicago, IL) — The Phillies pounded the Cubs 10-2 in the opener of a four-game set at Wrigley Field. Javier Baez belted a solo homer for Chicago, which came up short for the fourth time in five games. Starter Brett Anderson was lit up for seven runs and seven hits in less than two innings. He dropped to 1-and-1.
>>Royals Power Past Pale Hose To End Nine-Game Skid
(Kansas City, MO) — Jorge Bonifacio and Eric Hosmer hit two-run homers to power the Royals to a 6-1 win over the White Sox at Kauffman Stadium. Dylan Covey gave up all six runs in less than seven innings to take the loss. Jacob May singled in Chicago’s run.
>>Cardinals Bow To Brewers In 10 Innings
(St. Louis, MO) — Seung-Hwan Oh gave up a three-run homer to Travis Shaw in the 10th inning as the Cardinals lost to the Brewers 7-5 at Busch Stadium. Jedd Gyorko homered twice, and Aledmys Diaz and Matt Carpenter also went deep for St. Louis. The Cards are now 12-and-13 overall.
>>Mets’ Syndergaard Out With Partially Torn Lat
(Flushing, NY) — The Mets are losing their ace for an indefinite amount of time. The team placed starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard on the 10-day disabled list with a partially torn lat muscle. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson says Syndergaard will miss “considerable time.”
>>Jones Says He Was Target Of Racist Taunts
(Boston, MA) — Orioles outfielder Adam Jones says he was the target of racial slurs during last night’s win over the Red Sox in Boston. He claims he was “called the N-word a handful of times.” A fan was also ejected for throwing a bag of peanuts at Jones, who said it isn’t the first time he’s heard racist taunts at Fenway.
>>Jimmy Raye The Third To Leave Colts
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts may be facing some more front office turn-over. Jimmy Raye the Third, the Indianapolis Colts vice president of football operations, appears to be leaving the organization. Raye was former GM Ryan Grigson’s right-hand-man and has been with the team since 2013. He was among the long list of candidates who interviewed for the Colts GM position before Chris Ballard’s hiring.