A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ WELCOME BACK The Red Sox had to wait another day to get Dustin Pedroia back in the lineup. Manager John Farrell said after Tuesday night's game was rained out that his injured second baseman would have been able to play after missing the previous two games. Instead, Pedroia will return a day later when the Red Sox host the Yankees.
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DENVER (AP) -- Trea Turner wore everything he could to stay warm, including a red ski mask that covered his face. For someone who doesn't enjoy hitting in the cold, he sure was hot at the plate. Turner hit for the third cycle in Nationals history and drove in a career-high seven runs, helping Washington to a 15-12 win over the Colorado Rockies on a frigid Tuesday night.
DETROIT (AP) -- Mariners star Felix Hernandez was set to return to Seattle to have a stiff right shoulder checked by team doctors after he lasted only two innings in his start at Detroit on Tuesday night. Hernandez allowed four runs and six hits in Seattle's 19-9 loss to the Tigers. There was no injury announcement after he was removed from the game, but afterward, manager Scott Servais said the right-hander was dealing with stiffness.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Dallas Keuchel pitched another masterpiece and the Houston Astros endured a frightening collision in a 4-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Keuchel pitched a complete game to extend his promising start to the season, even as Jose Altuve and Teoscar Hernandez left after colliding in the eighth inning. The pair appeared to avoid serious injury and was in Houston's clubhouse following the game.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Giants ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner will not require surgery on his sprained pitching shoulder and is scheduled to begin light rehabilitation activities in four or five days. The 2014 World Series MVP bruised ribs and sprained his pitching shoulder in the dirt bike accident during last Thursday's off day in Colorado. He is wearing a sling on his pitching arm for at least another week.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Connor McDavid is about to get to know Ryan Kesler very well. When the Edmonton Oilers visit the Anaheim Ducks for their second-round playoff opener on Wednesday night at Honda Center, all eyes will be on the Oilers' 20-year-old superstar and the Ducks' All-Star center, who is usually assigned to stop the world's best players.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina junior right-hander Clarke Schmidt will miss the rest of the season after tearing a ligament in his right elbow. He will have Tommy John surgery. Schmidt was 4-2 with a 1.34 ERA in nine starts. He was considered among the top 25 prospects for the Major League Baseball draft in June and expected to go in the first round.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Adrian Peterson, the NFL's most productive running back for much of the past decade, has decided to head into the twilight of his career as a potential backup in New Orleans' pass-happy offense. The Saints on Tuesday came to terms on a two-year contract with Peterson, a 10-year veteran who has posted seven 1,000-yard seasons with Minnesota and once eclipsed 2,000 yards.
UNDATED (AP) -- Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curry poured in 37 points and the Golden State Warriors completed a four-game sweep in their NBA first-round series by slamming Portland, 128-103. Toronto leads its opening-round series 3-2 after Norm Powell poured in a career playoff-high 25 points in the Raptors' 118-93 rout of Milwaukee. Dwight Howard's 16 points and 15 rebounds led Atlanta's 111-101 decision over Washington, tying the series at two games apiece.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Warriors can breathe for a bit after a first-round series filled with drama. With a sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State now awaits the conclusion of the series between the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers -- currently tied at 2. The Warriors will also await word on coach Steve Kerr's health -- with the short break perhaps providing more clarity about when he can rejoin the team.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- While many of his teammates enjoyed a well-deserved break, St. Louis Blues center Paul Stastny was on the ice for the team's optional skate. To Stastny, there was no time to lose preparing for the Western Conference semifinal series against the Nashville Predators.
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Long after the Trail Blazers had left their court, many of Golden State's players celebrated on the floor at the Moda Center to the delight of a rather large contingent of yellow-clad fans who chanted "War-ri-ors! War-ri-ors!" The first-round sweep was sweet, even in Portland's house. Stephen Curry scored 37 points and Golden State beat the Blazers 128-103 on Monday night to advance to the conference semifinals.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Dovydas Neverauskas' long journey from Lithuania to the major leagues finally ended on Monday night when the relief pitcher made his debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Neverauskas was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday after Pittsburgh put utility player Adam Frazier on the 10-day disabled list with a strained hamstring. Neverauskas arrived at PNC Park in the sixth inning of Pittsburgh's game against the Chicago Cubs.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Bryan Price knew exactly what Eric Thames did to carry the Milwaukee Brewers past the Cincinnati Reds. Thames homered twice to raise his major league-leading total to 10, Hernan Perez added a three-run shot, Matt Garza pitched for the first time this season and the Brewers beat the Reds 11-7 on Monday night. "He's not missing," Price said of Thames.
NBA PLAYOFFS Atlanta's Hawks look to tie up Washington in playoff series ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Hawks will try to tie their playoff series with the Washington Wizards tonight. The Wizards have taken a 2-1 lead in the best of seven series in the quarterfinal competition. Also, the Golden State Warriors want to complete a sweep of their first-round series against the Trail Blazers tonight in Portland.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton will undergo surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left knee before becoming a potential free agent this summer. Thornton tore the ACL and MCL in his knee on April 2 in Vancouver but still returned to play San Jose's final four playoff games in a first-round loss to Edmonton.
It is the playoff format everyone loves to hate, but say this for the NHL's divisional setup: It is serving up a tasty feast of rivalries in the second round. For the second consecutive year, Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins will face Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals after they hadn't met in the playoffs since 2009.
A look at football players in the Big Ten this spring who are poised to have standout seasons beginning this fall: EAST DIVISION INDIANA WR Simmie Cobbs, junior: His 2016 season ended the second week when he broke his leg on the first play of scrimmage against Ball State. The year before he led Indiana in all receiving categories and became the sixth Hoosier all-time with a 1,000-yard season.