>>Pens Sink Predators With Three-Goal Third
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Penguins are two wins away from hoisting the Stanley Cup for the second straight year. The Pens scored three times in the third period to pull away for a 4-1 win over the Predators in Game Two of the Stanley Cup Final. Nashville is in an 0-2 hole in the best-of-seven set and hosts Game Three on Saturday.
>>Cardinals Clip Dodgers On Fowler HR
(Los Angeles, CA) — Dexter Fowler’s solo homer in the bottom of the eighth inning boosted the Cardinals to a 2-1 win over the Dodgers at Busch Stadium. Paul DeJong doubled in the first run in the second for St. Louis. Carlos Martinez pitched eight innings of four-hit, one-run ball for his fourth win.
>>Cardinals Release Broxton, Call Up Gant
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals are parting ways with veteran reliever Jonathan Broxton. The 32-year-old has been released, with the Cardinals calling up pitcher John Gant from Triple-A Memphis. Broxton inked a two-year, 7.5-million-dollar deal before last season. He had a 6.89 ERA in 20 games this year.
>>Cubs Edged By Padres For Sixth Straight Loss
(San Diego, CA) — The Cubs completed an 0-and-6 western road trip with a 2-1 loss at San Diego. Koji Uehara [[ oo-ee-HAR-uh ]] allowed a triple and a fielder’s choice in the eighth for the go-ahead run. Chicago scored on an infield single by Javier Baez in the second. The Cubs host the Cardinals tomorrow.
>>Red Sox Sink White Sox In Rubber Match
(Chicago, IL) — The Red Sox rode a four-run sixth inning to a 4-1 win over the White Sox in the rubber match of a three-game set in Chicago. Tim Anderson smacked an RBI double for Chicago. Anthony Swarzak took the loss in relief of Mike Pelfrey, who tossed five scoreless innings in a no-decision.
>>Harrelson To Retire After Next Season
(Chicago, IL) — Next season will be the last for longtime White Sox broadcaster Ken Harrelson. “Hawk” will call 20 games for the Sox before retiring after 34 seasons in the booth. The 75-year-old Harrelson plans on serving as a team ambassador for the 2019 season.
>>Police Confirm Racial Graffiti At LeBron James’ Home
(Brentwood, CA) — Investigators are searching for the person who sprayed racist graffiti on the Los Angeles-area home of NBA superstar LeBron James. LAPD officers confirm someone spray-painted a racial slur on the front gate of James’ property. James says the incident shows that “racism will always be a part of the world, a part of America.”
>>NBA Finals Begin Tonight
(Oakland, CA) — The NBA Finals tip off tonight in Oakland. LeBron James and the Cavaliers clash with Steph Curry and the Warriors for the title for the third straight year. Golden State downed Cleveland in six games in 2015 before the Cavs staged a historic comeback to win in seven games last year.
>>Astros Trounce Twins To Complete Sweep
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Astros remain the hottest team in baseball. Houston hit six home runs in a 17-6 rout of the Twins in Minnesota. The ‘Stros scored a franchise-record 40 runs in the three-game sweep. Houston has won seven straight and is an MLB-best 38-and-16 on the season.
>>Mets Apologize For Mascot’s Obscene Gesture
(Flushing, NY) — The Mets are apologizing after their mascot made an obscene gesture during last night’s loss to the Brewers. Video of “Mr. Met” appearing to give fans the finger quickly went viral on social media. The Mets say they are dealing with the matter internally.