Fowler, Gyorko power Cardinals past Reds 7-5

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Dexter Fowler and Jedd Gyorko homered and Yadier Molina short-circuited a rally with a bases-loaded pickoff to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 7-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. St. Louis won for the ninth time in 11 games and moved above the .500 mark for the first time since winning its season opener against the Chicago Cubs. The Reds have lost eight of nine.

Pujols' tiebreaking 3-run HR gives Angels 6-3 win at Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Albert Pujols hit a tiebreaking three-run home run in the eighth inning for the Los Angeles Angels in a 6-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night. Mike Trout also homered for Los Angeles, which quickly led 1-0 after Yunel Escobar went deep on the first pitch of the game.

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Avery Bradley scored 23 points, and the hot-shooting Boston Celtics pounded the Chicago Bulls 105-83 to win their first-round series 4-2 on Friday night. The top-seeded Celtics simply torched Chicago to finish off a tougher-than-anticipated series and advance in the playoffs for the first time since 2012. Boston regrouped after dropping the first two games at home and will meet Washington in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Game 1 is Sunday.

Holliday HR in 10th, Yanks rally from 8 down, top O's 14-11

NEW YORK (AP) -- Matt Holliday hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning and the New York Yankees completed a stunning rally from an eight-run deficit, outslugging the Baltimore Orioles 14-11 on Friday night. In a game of home run derby, Starlin Castro tied it with a two-run drive that capped a three-run burst in the ninth off Brad Brach.

Edgin saves Mets' 7-5 win over Nats as Harper hits into DP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Josh Edgin relieved Mets closer Jeurys Familia with the bases loaded in the ninth inning and got Bryce Harper to hit into a game-ending double play, finishing a 7-5 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night that stopped New York's six-game losing streak. New York had lost 10 of 11 and put star slugger Yoenis Cespedes on the disabled list before the game with a strained hamstring.

Soto's 2-run single leads White Sox past Tigers, 7-3.

DETROIT (AP) -- Geovany Soto broke open a tie game with a two-run single in the eighth inning, helping the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3 at Comerica Park on Friday night. Anthony Swarzak (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the White Sox, who won their fifth straight. Tigers reliever Alex Wilson (0-1) allowed two hits and two unearned runs in the eighth.

Tarasenko scores 2, Blues beat Predators 3-2 to even series

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal with 3:51 left to give the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators in Game 2 on Friday night to tie the Western Conference semifinal series. Jori Lehtera also scored for the Blues, and Jake Allen stopped 22 shots -- including 14 in the third period.

Benintendi, Red Sox rough up Arrieta, beat Cubs 5-4

BOSTON (AP) -- Andrew Benintendi hit a solo homer off Jake Arrieta during a five-run first inning and the Boston Red Sox held on to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 Friday night. Every Boston starter had at least one hit, and Hanley Ramirez, Mitch Moreland, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Christian Vazquez also drove in a run each.

Cervelli leads balanced attack in Pirates' 12-2 win

MIAMI (AP) -- Francisco Cervelli drove in three runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates scored eight times in the second inning in a 12-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night. Jordy Mercer homered and had two RBIs, Josh Harrison had three hits and knocked in two, and Andrew McCutchen also drove in a pair of runs for the Pirates, who snapped a six-game losing streak to the Marlins.

Bradley scores 23, Celtics eliminate Bulls 105-83

CHICAGO (AP) -- Avery Bradley scored 23 points, and the hot-shooting Boston Celtics pounded the Chicago Bulls 105-83 to win their first-round series 4-2 on Friday night. The top-seeded Celtics simply torched Chicago to finish off a tougher-than-anticipated series and advance in the playoffs for the first time since 2012. Boston regrouped after dropping the first two games at home and will meet Washington in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Game 1 is Sunday.

Bettis gets break from cancer fight, catches up with Rockies

PHOENIX (AP) -- Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis got a break from treatments for testicular cancer to play catch in the outfield at Chase Field before Friday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Bettis is being treated in nearby Scottsdale, not far from his home, allowing him to re-unite with his teammates during a three-game series against Arizona.

Giants: Bumgarner suffered AC sprain, out 3 months

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is expected to be sidelined until after the All-Star break following injuries sustained in a dirt-biking accident. The 27-year-old suffered a Grade 2 AC joint sprain in the April 20 crash on the team's day off in Colorado. Bumgarner started rehab Friday focused on improving his range of motion, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Friday.

Rays hit 4 homers, beat slumping Blue Jays 7-4

TORONTO (AP) -- Logan Morrison hit a two-run homer, Evan Longoria and Corey Dickerson added solo shots and the Tampa Bay Rays connected three times in the eighth inning to beat the struggling Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 on Friday night. Derek Norris added a solo homer in the ninth. He had two hits and two RBIs. Kevin Pillar homered and reached base five times for the Blue Jays, who lost their third straight.

Merritt cruises to 400-meter win at Drake Relays

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The Drake Relays served as a reunion of sorts for the 1,600-meter relay team from the U.S. that won gold at the Rio Olympics. True to form, the anchor of those Olympic champions came out on top in Iowa. LaShawn Merritt held off Rio relay teammate Tony McQuay and 2012 silver medalist Kirani James of Grenada to win the men's 400 on Friday. Merritt came in first in 45.41 seconds.

John Wall scores 42 points, Wizards eliminate Hawks 115-99

ATLANTA (AP) -- John Wall scored 42 points, Bradley Beal added 31 and the Washington Wizards withstood a furious Atlanta comeback to close out the Hawks with a 115-99 victory Friday night, winning the opening-round playoff series 4-2. The Hawks fell behind by 22 early in the third quarter before making a game of it down the stretch.

Mariners' Miranda tops Indians; Cano, Gamel homer in 3-1 win

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The defending American League champions ran into an overpowering pitching performance Friday night. Ariel Miranda and two relievers combined to strike out 14 while allowing only four hits and the Seattle Mariners defeated the Cleveland Indians 3-1. Miranda (2-2) allowed two hits in 5 1/3 innings, striking out seven. James Pazos struck out four and Edwin Diaz recorded the final four outs, three on strikeouts, for his fourth save.

Blixt, Smith surge ahead in second round of Zurich Classic

AVONDALE, La. (AP) -- Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith posted a 10-under 62 in Friday's four-ball format to move into the lead at the Zurich Classic, which is in its first year of a new team format. Blixt and Smith have a two-day total of 15-under 129 to lead by one over Patrick Reed and Patrick Cantlay. The K.J Choi-Charlie Wi and Troy Merritt-Robert Streb pairings are tied for third at 13-under.