>>Cubs At Cardinals
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cubs open a three-game series with the rival Cardinals tonight at Busch Stadium. Chicago is 17-and-17, putting them in fourth in the NL Central. St. Louis is in first at 19-and-14, two-and-a-half games ahead of the Cubs. Eddie Butler makes his first start of the season for Chicago. The Cards go with Mike Leake.
>>Twins Hold On To Trim White Sox
(Chicago, IL) — The Twins built a 6-0 lead in the second inning and beat the White Sox 7-6 in Chicago. Derek Holland allowed all seven runs, but just three earned, in five frames to fall to 3-and-3. Melky Cabrera and Matt Davidson homered for Chicago, which lost its fifth in-a-row.
>>Spurs Advance To Western Conference Finals
(Houston, TX) — The Spurs are back in the Western Conference finals. They crushed the Rockets, 114-75, in Game Six of the West semis in Houston. San Antonio played without the injured Kawhi Leonard, while Houston MVP candidate James Harden no-showed with 10 points on 2-of-11 shooting. The Spurs play the Warriors in Game One of the next round Sunday at Golden State.
>>Celtics At Wizards For Game Six
(Washington, DC) — Is a road win in the cards for the Celtics and Wizards Eastern Conference semifinals matchup? Boston heads to D.C. tonight to try and close out the Wizards in Game Six. Washington trails the best-of-seven series 3-2. Both teams have taken care of homecourt through five games.
>>Stanley Cup Playoff Continue Tonight
(Anaheim, CA) — The Stanley Cup Playoffs roll on tonight with Game One of the Western Conference finals. The Ducks welcome the Predators to Anaheim in the series opener. The Eastern Conference finals begin tomorrow night as the defending champion Penguins host the Senators in Pittsburgh.
>>D’backs Greinke Stellar In Victory
(Phoenix, AZ) — Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke took a no-hitter into the eighth inning as they beat the Pirates 2-1 in Arizona. Gregory Polanco broke up the bid with a solo homer leading off the frame. Greinke struck out 11 in eight innings to improve to 4-and-2 and lower his ERA to 2.79.
>>Astros Gun Down Yanks At Plate To End Series Opener
(Bronx, NY) — Jake Marisnick threw out Jacoby Ellsbury at the plate to end the game as the Astros opened a four-game series with a 3-2 win over the Yankees in New York. Dallas Keuchel ran his record to 6-and-0 with the win. Houston owns the best record in the majors at 24-and-11.
>>Bears Move On From Four Players
(Chicago, IL) — The Bears parted ways with four players yesterday. The biggest name was Eddie Royal, who was released. Defensive lineman Will Sutton, fullback Paul Lasike and center Cornelius Edison were waived.
>>IndyCar Grand Prix Opens
(Indianapolis, IN) — Practice and qualifying opens today for the 2017 IndyCar Grand Prix, which runs tomorrow. The gates open at 7:30 a.m. today, with the first IndyCar practice scheduled to start at 9:15 a.m. The 85-lap race begins at 3:50 p.m. tomorrow afternoon.
>>Monster Series Heads To Kansas
(Kansas City, KS) — The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Kansas City for the Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway. Qualifying kicks off tonight at 6:45. The 267-lap race starts on Saturday night. Kyle Larson currently leads the standings, with Martin Truex Junior and Brad Keselowski in second and third, respectively.