>>White Sox Whipped By Blue Jays
(Toronto, Ontario) — The White Sox surrendered seven runs in the eighth inning as the Blue Jays pulled away for a 14-5 win in Toronto. Starter Miguel Gonzalez gave up six runs in five frames to take the loss. Tim Anderson, Avisail Garcia, and Yolmer Sanchez homered for Chicago. The teams play again tonight.
>>Cubs, Reds Rained Out In Cincy
(Cincinnati, OH) — The Cubs and Reds were rained out in Cincinnati. It will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on May 19th. Chicago is off today. The Cubs will open a four-game series against the Brewers tomorrow night at Miller Park. Jon Lester is slated to oppose Brent Suter. The Cubs are 2-and-3.
>>Cardinals Can’t Keep Brewers At Bay
(Milwaukee, WI) — Dominic Leone gave up back-to-back home runs to Christian Yelich and Ryan Braun in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Cardinals lost 5-4 at Milwaukee. Dexter Fowler, Tommy Pham and Marcell Ozuna all homered for St. Louis, which built a 4-0 lead in the third inning.
>>Cardinals Close Out Series With Brew Crew Tonight
(Milwaukee, WI) — The Cardinals close out their three-game series with the Brew Crew tonight in Milwaukee. Carlos Martinez makes his second start for St. Louis, while the Brewers counter with Jhoulys Chacin. The Cards play their home opener tomorrow against Arizona.
>>Bulls Get By Hornets
(Chicago, IL) — Lauri Markkanen scored 24 points as the Bulls beat the Hornets 120-114 at the United Center. Sean Kilpatrick added 21 off the bench as Chicago won its third-in-a-row after a seven-game skid. The Bulls are 11th in the Eastern Conference at 27-and-51 with four games left. The visit Boston Friday.
>>Blackhawks At Blues Tonight
(St. Louis, MO) — The Blackhawks are in St. Louis tonight to battle the Blues. It’s the first of a home-and-home, with the teams facing off again at the United Center on Friday. Chicago has traded wins and losses in it last five games. The Blackhawks are last in the Central Division with 74 points and three games left.
>>Woods Paired With Leishman, Fleetwood At Masters
(Augusta, GA) — Tiger Woods is set to play his first Masters in three years. He’ll be paired with Marc Leishman and Tommy Fleetwood, teeing off tomorrow at 10:42 a.m. Sergio Garcia is the defending champion. Legends Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player will take ceremonial first tee shots.
>>Millikin University Plans to Build New Baseball Facility
(Decatur, IL) — A new baseball field is coming to Millikin University in the Spring of 2019. The new field will be the new home to the Big Blue baseball program.
The new facility was made possible with a $4 million contribution from Millikin University Emeritus Trustee Gary Workman and his family, as well as $500,000 in gifts from Millikin Emeriti Trustees Mark and Bob Stanley and Millikin Trustee Tom Harrington and his wife, Cordia.
The new baseball facility will be located south of the Decatur Indoor Sports Center (DISC) with plans to include an all-artificial turf field, stadium seating (including some seat back chairs), clubhouse, lights, press box, concessions and batting cages. Millikin University will be the only school in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) with an on-campus baseball-only facility with a full turf field and a clubhouse.