Marlins Escape Cubs After 17 Innings
(Miami, FL) — Miguel Rojas singled in the walk-off run in the bottom of the 17th inning as the Marlins escaped the Cubs 2-1 in Miami. As a unit, the Fish gave up eight hits and one run over 17 innings with 20 strikeouts. Reliever Jarlin Garcia fired six shutout innings of relief, and Odrisamer Despaigne came away with the win. The game lasted five hours and 18-minutes. Kris Bryant provided the offense for Chicago with a solo home run in the third. Starter Kyle Hendricks pitched six innings as the starter, and Eddie Butler took the loss after pitching seven frames of one-run ball in relief. The four game set is tied at one win each.
Bulls Top Magic, End Seven-Game Skid
(Orlando, FL) — The Bulls managed just nine points in the third quarter, but held on to top the Magic 90-82 in Orlando. Lauri Markkanen and Sean Kilpatrick led Chicago with 13 points apiece. The Bulls shot just 2-of-22 in the third quarter, but a 14-0 run in the fourth quarter put them up for good. Chicago swept Orlando in four games this season. Aaron Gordon scored a team-high 18 points for the Magic, and D.J. Augustin added 15 points in defeat. Orlando has lost five-of-six.
Avalanche Crush Blackhawks
(Denver, CO) — The Avalanche ripped off three unanswered goals in the third period as they routed the Blackhawks 5-0 at the Pepsi Center. Sven Andrighetto found the back of the net twice for Colorado, while Tyson Barrie, Mikko Rantanen and Tyson Jost added a goal apiece. Semyon Varlamov stopped all 30 shots he faced for the Avs, who snapped a two-game skid. Colorado is tied with St. Louis for the final Wild Card in the West. Collin Delia racked up 31 saves for the Blackhawks. Chicago has lost seven of its last 10 to drop to 32-37-and-10 overall.
Golden Knights Down Blues In Overtime
(Las Vegas, NV) — Jonathan Marchessault scored two goals, including the winner in overtime, as the Golden Knights downed the Blues 4-3 in Las Vegas. William Karlsson scored his 41st goal of the season in the first, and James Neal tallied as well for Vegas. Marchessault’s winning goal came 22 seconds into overtime. Vegas sits in first in the Pacific Division and has already locked up a playoff spot. Patrick Berglund and Brayden Schenn scored in the first for St. Louis. Chris Thorburn scored his first goal of the season for the Blues, who are tied with Colorado for the final Wild Card slot in the West.