Freeman's homer leads Braves to 10-8 win over Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Freddie Freeman's two-run home run snapped a tie in the ninth and the Atlanta Braves rallied from a four-run deficit in the final three innings to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-8 on Friday night. Freeman hit his eighth homer off Brewers closer Neftali Feliz (0-3), who was summoned to pitch the ninth in a tie game.

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.

Players from Big 12 are slow to go in NFL draft once again

Let's just say the phone isn't ringing off the hook for Big 12 players so far in the NFL draft. Only four players from the conference had been selected through the middle of the third round Friday night, and it appeared the conference was heading toward having the fewest draft picks among the power five leagues again.

NBA Playoff Capsules

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.

Titans sit out 2nd round, then trade up for wide receiver

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Titans waited through the second round of the NFL draft then continued stocking their receiving corps to give quarterback Marcus Mariota more targets. They made a trade with the New England Patriots, moving up 11 spots to No. 72 overall to select wide receiver Taywan Taylor of Western Kentucky. Taylor becomes the Titans' second receiver taken in this draft, joining fifth overall pick Corey Davis of Western Michigan.

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.

Falcons keep focus on defense, take LSU LB Riley in 3rd

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons struck familiar themes when they again focused on defense high in the NFL draft and again selected a player from Louisiana State on Friday night. The Falcons traded down, giving away their second-round pick, to select LSU linebacker Duke Riley in the third round. One year ago, the Falcons took LSU linebacker Deion Jones in the second round.

The Latest: Texans select Doak Walker Award winner Foreman

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the NFL draft (all times Eastern): 11:10 p.m. The winner of the 2016 Doak Walker Award as the nation's top college running back will stay in the Lone Star State, as Texas' D'Onta Foreman goes to the Houston Texans in the third round. No. 88 Oakland: Eddie Vanderdoes, DT, 6-3, 305, UCLA. He played his best football at UCLA early in his career, before an ACL injury. No.

49ers add cornerback in third round and make another trade

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch continued to be a busy man on the second day of the draft, using a third-round pick on Colorado cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon and making another trade Friday. Witherspoon was taken with the 66th overall selection in the draft. San Francisco did not have a second-round pick after trading it to Seattle as part of a deal for the 31st overall pick on Thursday.