Pineda takes perfect game into 7th; Yanks beat Rays 8-1
NEW YORK (AP) -- Michael Pineda retired his first 20 batters before Evan Longoria lined a double down the left-field line, and he wound up pitching two-hit ball over 7 2/3 innings Monday in the New York Yankees' home opener, an 8-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Pineda (1-1) dominated like the pitcher the Yankees have always hoped he would become. He struck out 11, walked none and threw 67 of 93 pitches for strikes. Tampa Bay's Logan Morrison homered with one out in the eighth.
In the rest of the Major Leagues:
-- Anthony Rizzo hit a game-winning single off Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 after raising a World Series championship banner for the first time at Wrigley Field.
-- Eugenio Suarez and Scooter Gennett hit solo home runs and the Cincinnati Reds pounced on a wild night by Pittsburgh's Tyler Glasnow in a 7-1 victory. Glasnow (0-1), making his season debut after locking down the fifth starting spot in spring training, failed to make it out of the second inning as he battled control issues.
-- Giants catcher Buster Posey is said to be doing well after being struck in the helmet by a 94 mph fastball in the first inning and forced out of the game. It was a frightening moment in San Francisco's 4-1 victory Monday against the Arizona Diamondbacks in its home opener. Posey will be re-evaluated Tuesday.
-- Justin Verlander and Chris Sale dominated in a matchup of ace pitchers before Nicholas Castellanos singled in the go-ahead run off Sale in the eighth inning, lifting the Detroit Tigers over the Boston Red Sox 2-1. Sale (0-1) struck out 10 and gave up two runs and five hits over 7 2/3 innings. Ian Kinsler homered off Sale in the sixth. The Red Sox scored their only run in the second inning.
-- Bryce Harper tied a career high with four hits and reached base in all six plate appearances as the Washington Nationals routed the St. Louis Cardinals 14-6. Harper drove in three runs. The Nationals overcame four errors by breaking open the game in a seven-run eighth inning.
-- Wil Myers hit a leadoff triple in the eighth inning to complete the first cycle of his career, and the San Diego Padres beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3.
-- It has taken a while, but Jay Bruce is showing the Mets exactly why they traded for him last season. Bruce homered twice, including the tiebreaking shot in a testy eighth inning to lead New York over the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3.
-- James Paxton gave Seattle manager Scott Servais and the Mariners exactly the reset they needed after a horrid first week on the road. Paxton provided the fresh start, pitching seven innings of four-hit ball and leading the Mariners past the Houston Astros 6-0 in Seattle's home opener.
-- Khris Davis hit a two-run homer, Jharel Cotton shut down Kansas City's anemic offense and the Oakland Athletics held on to spoil the Royals' home opener with a 2-0 victory.
In other MLB news:
-- Franklin Gutierrez left the Los Angeles Dodgers' game against the Chicago Cubs with a left hamstring injury. Gutierrez was thron out trying to steal second in the second inning. The 34-year-old Gutierrez signed a $2.6 million, one-year contract with Los Angeles in the offseason. He went 3 for 13 in his first five games with the team.
The Dodgers have acquired pitcher Joe Gunkel from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for a player to be named later or cash consideration. Gunkel has a 28-25 career record with a 3.30 ERA over four pro seasons with Boston and Baltimore.
-- The Nationals have placed shortstop Trea Turner on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. Washington made the move retroactive to Sunday ahead of its series opener tonight against the St. Louis Cardinals. It also recalled outfielder Michael Taylor from Triple-A Syracuse.
-- Pete Rose will be inducted into the Philadelphia Phillies Wall of Fame in an on-field ceremony on Aug. 12 prior to the club's game against the New York Mets. Rose, the all-time hits leader who was banned from baseball in 1989, was selected through fan voting.
Canucks fire Desjardins
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The Vancouver Canucks are trying to jumpstart their stalled rebuild with a new head coach.
Willie Desjardins was fired by Vancouver on Monday after missing the postseason for the second consecutive season. The team announced the move a day after ending the season with its eighth straight loss.
In three years with Vancouver, Desjardins went 109-110-27. The 60-year-old led the club to the playoffs as a rookie NHL head coach in 2014-15, but the Canucks took a big step backward last season and then finished 29th out of 30 teams in the NHL standings this season.
Kings fire Cup-winning coach Darryl Sutter, GM Dean Lombardi
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Kings have fired coach Darryl Sutter and general manager Dean Lombardi, who led the franchise to its only two Stanley Cup championships.
The Kings on Monday also promoted former defenseman Rob Blake to vice president and general manager, while longtime executive Luc Robitaille will be their new team president in charge of all hockey and business operations.
Los Angeles won the first two titles in team history in 2012 and 2014, but hasn't won a playoff round since that second title.
The Kings (39-35-8) missed the playoffs this spring for the second time in three years with their worst record since 2009. They finished 10th in the 14-team Western Conference, fading down the stretch with a team that looked slow and limited.
NHL-EICHEL'S LOST BONUS
AP source: Sabres' Eichel misses out on $2 million bonus
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The mere hair of a fraction -- 0.005 to be exact -- is what separated Sabres forward Jack Eichel from cashing in on a $2 million contract performance bonus clause.
A person with direct knowledge of Eichel's entry-level contract says the second-year player would have been due the bonus had he finished among the NHL's top 10 in points per game production this season.
Eichel had 57 points in 61 games to finish 11th by averaging 0.934 points per game. Edmonton's Leon Draisaitl edged him out in finishing 10th by averaging 0.939 points per game with 77 points in 82 games. Draisaitl passed Eichel with a goal and assist in the Oilers' 5-2 season-ending win against Vancouver on Sunday.
Also in the NHL:
-- Dan Bylsma says he's "going forward" under the expectation he'll be back as Buffalo Sabres coach for a third season based on recent conversations he's had with general manager Tim Murray. The coach's job security has been in question following a season in which Buffalo finished last in the Atlantic Division standings and 15th out of 16 teams in the Eastern Conference.
-- The Florida Panthers have reinstated Dale Tallon as general manager and removed Tom Rowe as interim coach. The team also said that Tallon will remain president of hockey operations. The Panthers finished 14 points out of a playoff spot after winning the Atlantic Division a year ago.
-- Injured San Jose Sharks centers Joe Thornton and Logan Couture took part in practice as the team begins preparing for a first-round playoff series against the Edmonton Oilers. Coach Peter DeBoer said both players remain day to day heading into the opener Wednesday night in Edmonton.
Bulls embarrass Magic 122-75, near playoff berth
CHICAGO (AP) -- Emergency starter Jerian Grant had 17 points and a career-high 11 assists and the Chicago Bulls routed the Orlando Magic 122-75 to move closer to a postseason berth. The Bulls led by as many as 47 points in their largest margin of victory this season.
The Bulls would have clinched a playoff berth with a Miami loss to Cleveland, but the Heat's rally means Chicago will have until its final regular-season game. Tyler Johnson scored 24 points, including the game's final four from the foul line, and the Heat remained alive by rallying to beat Cleveland 124-121. Hassan Whiteside scored 23 points and grabbed 18 rebounds for Miami.
In other NBA games
-- Paul George scored 17 of his 27 points in the opening quarter and the Indiana Pacers inched closer to clinching a berth in the NBA playoffs with a 120-111 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Thaddeus Young added 20 points, Myles Turner scored 18 and Kevin Seraphin had 17 to give the Pacers (41-40) their fourth straight victory and push them one win away from guaranteeing a playoff spot for the sixth time in the past seven years.
-- Isaiah Thomas scored 27 points to help the Boston Celtics beat back a fourth-quarter charge and defeat the Brooklyn Nets 114-105 on Monday night to keep alive their hopes of securing the Eastern Conference's top seed. The Celtics clinched the Atlantic Division title and can finish with no worse than the No. 2 seed. Al Horford added 19 points and eight rebounds.
-- Noah Vonleh made a layup at the buzzer and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the San Antonio Spurs 99-98 despite resting starters Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.
-- Bradley Beal didn't want Monday night to turn into a celebration at the Palace of Auburn Hills. With the Detroit Pistons playing their final game in the building that saw them win three NBA championships, Beal scored 33 points in 33 minutes to lead the Washington Wizards to a 105-101 victory.
-- The Milwaukee Bucks celebrated on the court after their final home game of the regular season. They'll be back at the Bradley Center late next week for a first-round game in the NBA playoffs. The Bucks secured at least the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference with an 89-79 win over the Charlotte Hornets.
-- Outside of giving Kevin Durant some additional time on the court, Golden State coach Steve Kerr thought it was more important to rest his starters in the fourth quarter than try to extend the longest winning streak in the NBA this season. Rudy Gobert had 17 points and 18 rebounds, Joe Johnson added a key 3-pointer with 80 seconds remaining and the Utah Jazz beat Golden State 105-99 to snap the Warriors' 14-game winning streak.
-- Chris Paul scored 19 points, Blake Griffin added 18 and the Los Angeles Clippers routed the Houston Rockets 125-96 night to remain tied with Utah in the race for the No. 4 playoff seed in the west.
Oregon's Tyler Dorsey declares for the NBA draft
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon sophomore Tyler Dorsey says he will declare for the NBA draft and hire an agent.
Dorsey was a key to the Ducks' run to the Final Four this past season. It was the first time Oregon had made it to the national semifinals since they won the first NCAA Tournament in 1939.
The 6-foot-4 two-year starter averaged 14.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game last season. His play picked up as the season went on and he averaged 23.5 points over the Ducks' five tournament games.
Dorsey also declared for the draft last season and went through the evaluation process but never hired an agent.
SAN DIEGO STATE-FISHER RETIRES
AP Sources: Steve Fisher retiring as SDSU basketball coach
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Steve Fisher is retiring from a basketball coaching career that includes a national championship at Michigan, directing the Fab Five and then turning San Diego State from a laughingstock into a West Coast power.
Two people with knowledge of the situation say that the 72-year-old is retiring after 18 seasons at SDSU.
The school has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday.
You(th) got served! Haas, 39, beats Opelka, 19, in Houston
HOUSTON (AP) -- In a match representing the largest age gap between players in more than a quarter-century, 39-year-old Tommy Haas edged 19-year-old Reilly Opelka 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-3 on Monday at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship.
It was the first ATP tour-level victory since Wimbledon in 2015 for Haas, once ranked as high as No. 2, but now semi-retired and outside the top 800. Opelka is ranked 168th.
Haas earned his lone service break of the 6-foot-11 Opelka in the third set. Overall, Haas was 1 for 10 on break chances.
According to the ATP World Tour, the roughly 191/2-year gap between Haas and Opelka is the biggest in a tour match since Jimmy Connors, at age 38, stopped playing because of a bad back while tied at two sets apiece against Michael Chang, 19, in the third round of the 1991 French Open.
In a first-round match earlier Monday in Houston, Nicolas Kicker advanced when qualifier Noah Rubin retired while trailing 5-3 in the first set.
Defending champion Juan Monaco faced Dustin Brown at night.