Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant reacts after taking a pitch to the batting helmet from Colorado Rockies starter German Marquez in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Denver. Bryant was pulled from the game after getting hit. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 23, 2018 - 2:22 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ START HIM UP Prized Dodgers prospect Walker Buehler makes his first big league start, taking on visiting Miami. The 23-year-old righty reached the majors last September and had a 7.71 ERA in eight relief appearances. Buehler was a first-round...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros outfielders Josh Reddick, left, George Springer and Jake Marisnick race to the infield after they defeated the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game in Seattle. Houston outfielders have been celebrating victories this season by doing dances inspired by the Fortnite Battle Royale video game. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 23, 2018 - 2:21 am
Forget Fenway Park — David Price and the Boston Red Sox are feeling every bit at home at the Flush Factory. And in Houston, George Springer and the Astros are just as likely to be talking Boogie Bombs as balls and strikes. Why is Xander Bogaerts making an L with his fingers and dancing on second...
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Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson celebrates a goal against the Colorado Avalanche with teammates P.K. Subban (76) and Colton Sissons (10) during the first period in Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
April 23, 2018 - 2:11 am
DENVER (AP) — The Nashville Predators are done dealing with the speed of Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche. Next, they get the physicality of Dustin Byfuglien and the Winnipeg Jets . There's no easy test this time of year. "They've got size. They've got skill. They've got speed," forward...
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New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres hits into a double play during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
April 23, 2018 - 2:06 am
The latter part of April is a good time to check in on some of baseball's top prospects. The New York Yankees hope they have a good one in Gleyber Torres. Torres made his anticipated debut for the Yankees on Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays, and although the 21-year-old infielder went hitless...
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From left to right, Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, Jake Guentzel and Kris Letang celebrate Guentzels' goal during the third period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
April 23, 2018 - 2:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sidney Crosby tormented the Flyers just as he has from the start of his NHL career. Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin were clutch when needed in pivotal games. And Matt Murray? Oh, just two shutouts and the type of outings that show more zeros on the board are possible in the second...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson (13) heads to the basket as Indiana Pacers' Domantas Sabonis (11) and Victor Oladipo (4) defend during the first half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
April 23, 2018 - 12:41 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — LeBron James has been the first-round king for 12 years. On Sunday night, he needed Kyle Korver's 3-point shooting to put him in position to extend his reign. The two combined for all of Cleveland's points in a late 10-2 run, helping the Cavaliers to a 104-100 victory over the...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Corey Seager runs toward home plate to score on a double hit by Yasmani Grandal during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 23, 2018 - 12:26 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Cody Bellinger's fierce line drive drove in the tying run, it hit the center field wall so quickly that the throw back to the infield beat him to second base. No problem: Bellinger adroitly avoided the tag with a swim move he learned from watching Mike Trout on...
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Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch, left, celebrates with Marwin Gonzalez after they defeated the Chicago White Sox in a baseball game Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
April 23, 2018 - 12:13 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Houston Astros are rolling into a high-profile AL West matchup at the Los Angeles Angels. Jose Altuve hit a go-ahead single in a five-run seventh inning, and the Astros stretched their winning streak to six with a 7-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. Lance McCullers Jr...
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April 23, 2018 - 12:00 am
Davis, Pelicans on path to NBA's next small-market success 4 QBs likely to go high, 6 could be picked in 1st round NFL DRAFT: This is the class of the (flawed) quarterback Newgarden wins Indy Grand Prix of Alabama for 3rd time John Wall at his elite, explosive best for Wiz in playoffs Melting Pot:...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Paul DeJong (12) and Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco watch DeJong's three-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 22, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 22, 2018 - 11:41 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — For Miles Mikolas, throwing strikes translates to success — no matter where he's pitching. Mikolas, who spent the last three seasons in the Japanese Central League, tossed seven strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals completed their second sweep this season of the woeful...
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