Sharp Gets 2 Goals, Blackhawks Top Wild 3-0

Patrick Sharp scored two goals for Chicago, and the Blackhawks ratcheted up their defense, putting the Minnesota Wild on the brink of elimination with a 3-0 victory Tuesday night. Bryan Bickell also scored and Corey Crawford made 25 saves


Kyle Turris’ OT Goal Lifts Senators, 3-2

Kyle Turris scored 2:32 into overtime, lifting the Ottawa Senators past the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 to grab a 3-1 lead in their playoff series Tuesday night. Turris’ shot from the sideboards sneaked past Montreal backup goalie Peter Budaj, who


Streit’s 2 Goals Lift Isles Into 2-2 Series Tie

John Tavares scored with 9:49 left, and the New York Islanders tied their first-round series with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night with a wild 6-4 victory. Tavares slammed in his own rebound in front after Brad Boyes fed


Sharks Sweep Canucks With 4-3 Win In OT

Patrick Marleau scored a power-play goal 13:18 into overtime and the San Jose Sharks completed their first playoff sweep in franchise history, beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 Tuesday night. Joe Pavelski scored his second power-play goal of the game


Indians Beat Twins On Stubbs’ RBI Double In 10th

Drew Stubbs’ RBI double with one out in the 10th inning lifted the Cleveland Indians to their fifth straight victory, 7-6 over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Stubbs, who had four hits, drove a 1-0 pitch from Casey


Griffin Shuts Down Yanks, Rosales Homers For A’s

A.J. Griffin pitched six-hit ball into the eighth inning Friday night and Adam Rosales homered on CC Sabathia’s first pitch, leading the Oakland Athletics to a 2-0 victory over the New York Yankees. Derek Norris hit an RBI single


Bruce, Choo Help Reds Beat Cubs 6-5

Jay Bruce had two RBIs and scored a run, Shin-Soo Choo drove in a run and scored twice, and the Cincinnati Reds held off the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Friday. The Cubs scored three runs in the ninth against


Burnett Wins 3rd Straight, Bucs Top Nationals, 3-1

A.J. Burnett allowed one run and struck out nine in seven shutout innings, and call-up Jordy Mercer hit a tiebreaker home run to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night. Burnett

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Holland, Beltre Lead Rangers Over Red Sox 7-0

Adrian Beltre had a three-run double among his four hits, Derek Holland pitched eight scoreless innings for his fifth consecutive victory over Boston and the Texas Rangers beat the Red Sox 7-0 Friday night. While Holland (2-2) had a

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Hernandez Dominates, Mariners Blank Blue Jays, 4-0

Felix Hernandez pitched eight shutout innings to win his third straight start, Kyle Seager and Jason Bay homered and the Seattle Mariners blanked the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 on Friday night. Seager had three hits as the Mariners won