>>Predators Even Stanley Cup Final At Two
(Nashville, TN) — The Stanley Cup Final is all tied at two games apiece. The Predators scored three unanswered goals en route to a 4-1 win over the Penguins in Game Four in Nashville. The home team has won every game in the best-of-seven set. The Penguins host Game Five on Thursday.
>>Cardinals Done In By Reds’ Four-Run Seventh
(Cincinnati, OH) — Carlos Martinez took a shutout into the seventh inning before surrendering four runs in a 4-2 loss to the Reds in Cincinnati. Tommy Pham had an RBI double and Martinez plated another with a bunt single in the fifth as St. Louis led 2-0. The Cards have lost four in-a-row and seven-of-nine.
>>Cubs Keep Marlins In Check
(Chicago, IL) — Kris Bryant and Albert Almora Jr. hit home runs to power the Cubs to a 3-1 win over the Marlins at Wrigley Field. Eddie Butler allowed just three hits and one run over five-and-two-thirds innings for his third win. Chicago has won four straight. The second of the three-game series is tonight.
>>White Sox Face Rays
(St. Petersburg, FL) — The White Sox open a three-game road series with the Rays this evening. Chicago has dropped five straight to fall to 24-and-31 on the season. Jose Quintana will start tonight for the Sox. Tampa Bay sends out Chris Archer.
>>Astros Extend Winning Streak To 11
(Kansas City, MO) — Another night and another victory for the Astros. Houston extended its winning streak to 11 games with a 7-3 triumph over the Royals in Kansas City. The ‘Stros are a win away from tying the franchise record for consecutive victories set in 1999 and again in 2004.
>>Sooners Outlast Gators In 17 Innings
(Oklahoma City, OK) — The first game of the national championship set in the Women’s College World Series is one for the history books. Oklahoma outlasted Florida 7-5 in 17 innings in the opener of the best-of-three set. It’s the longest championship series game in WCWS history.
>>Seahawks Sign QB Davis, Not Kaepernick
(Renton, WA) — Quarterback Colin Kaepernick is still looking for work. The Seahawks are apparently passing on the opportunity to sign the free agent after agreeing to a deal with fellow signal-caller Austin Davis. Kaepernick had visited the Seahawks two weeks ago.
>>MMA Fighter Receives Life In Prison
(Las Vegas, NV) — A former MMA fighter is being sentenced to life in prison. “War Machine” was sentenced for kidnapping, beating and sexually assaulting adult actress Christy Mack in 2014. He will be eligible for parole in 36 years, at which time he will be 71 years old.