>>Cubs Blank Brewers Behind Lester
(Milwaukee, WI) — Jon Lester struck out six over six shutout innings as the Cubs blanked the Brewers 8-0 at Miller Park. Lester earned his first win of the season. Javier Baez had a two-run single in the second and Jason Heyward capped the opener of the four-game series with a two-run homer in the ninth. Chicago evened its record at 3-and-3.
>>Cubs At Brewers
(Milwaukee, WI) — The Cubs and Brewers play the second of a four-game series tonight at Miller Park. Kyle Hendricks toes the rubber for Chicago opposite Milwaukee’s Brandon Woodruff. The set runs through Sunday.
>>Tigers Rally Past White Sox In 10
(Chicago, IL) — The Tigers scored three times in the ninth to tie it and twice in the 10th to win it as they spoiled the home opener for the White Sox with a 9-7 win in Chicago. Joakim Soria blew the save in the ninth and Gregory Infante took the loss in the 10th. Yolmer Sanchez went 3-for-5 with three RBI for the Sox. The three-game set has today off and starts back up tomorrow afternoon.
>>Cardinals Kept In Check By D’backs In Home Opener
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals managed just two hits in a 3-1 loss to the Diamondbacks in the home opener at Busch Stadium. Adam Wainwright started and allowed all three runs in less than four innings to take the loss. Robbie Ray struck out nine over six innings for the Snakes. Yadier Molina doubled in the St. Louis run in the fourth.
>>Cards Host Snakes Again Tomorrow
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals are off today. They resume their three-game series with the Diamondbacks tomorrow afternoon. Michael Wacha will start for St. Louis and Zack Greinke for Arizona. First pitch from Busch Stadium is at 1:15 p.m. The Cardinals are 3-and-4, two-and-a-half games back in the NL Central.
>>Bulls At Celtics
(Boston, MA) — The Bulls take their three-game win streak into Boston tonight to face the Celtics. Chicago and the Knicks are now tied for the eighth-worst record in the NBA at 27-and-41. Boston is 53-and-25.
>>Blackhawks Host Blues
(Chicago, IL) — The Blackhawks play their final home game of the season tonight against the Blues. Chicago’s disappointing year wraps up at the Jets tomorrow night. The ‘Hawks beat St. Louis 4-3 on Wednesday.
>>Spieth Leads Masters By Two Shots, Woods At Plus-One
(Augusta, GA) — Jordan Spieth leads after the first round of The Masters. He shot a six-under 66 on Thursday to lead Tony Finau and Matt Kuchar by two shots. Rory McIlroy is among seven others at minus-three. Playing in his first Masters in three years, Tiger Woods shot a one-over 73.