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Morning Sports Rundown

Morning Sports Rundown

 

>>Braves Blank Reds

(Atlanta, GA)  --  Julio Teheran and three relievers kept the Reds bats quiet as the Braves went on to a 5-0 win to conclude a four-game series at Turner Field.  Kelly Johnson stamped
Atlanta's three-run first inning with a two-run home run off Cincinnati ace Johnny Cueto.  Jonny Gomes also went deep off Cueto, who gave up all five runs in six innings to take the loss.  The two teams split the four-game series.

>>Reds Off Today

(Pittsburgh, PA)  --  The Reds enjoy the day off before getting back at it tomorrow in Pittsburgh for the start of a three-game series with the Pirates. 
Cincinnati is 12-and-13 through 25 games.  Mike Lorenzen takes the hill for the Reds, while the Bucos go with Jeff Locke. 

 

>>Indians Outslug Blue Jays

(
Cleveland, OH)  --  Jason Kipnis stayed red-hot since his move to the leadoff spot with the Indians pulling past the Blue Jays, 10-7, at Progressive Field.  Kipnis went 4-for-5 with a home run, three runs scored and two RBI.  Michael Brantley, Brandon Moss and Ryan Raburn each drove in two for Cleveland, which came away with a split in the four-game series. 

>>Indians Off Today

(Undated)  --  The Indians have today off before heading to
Kansas City for a three-game series tomorrow.  Cleveland is 9-and-15.  Danny Salazar gets the start for the Tribe at 3-and-0.  The Royals counter with Jason Vargas. 

 

>>Tigers Hold Off Royals For Series Split

(Kansas City, MO)  --  Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a home run and Alex Avila had three RBI as the Tigers beat the Royals 6-4 in Kansas City. 
Detroit built a 6-0 lead in the fifth and hung on to earn a split of the four-game series.  Anibal Sanchez got the win and Joakim Soria [[ WAH-keem  SORE-ee-uh ]] his 10th save.

>>Iglesias Day-To-Day With Groin Tightness

(
Kansas City, MO)  --  Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias is dealing with a groin injury.  He singled in two at-bats before leaving yesterday's game against the Royals in the sixth inning with tightness in his groin.  He was replaced by Andrew Romine and Iglesias is listed as day-to-day.  He's batting .354 on the season.

>>Tigers Head To Chicago

(
Chicago, IL)  --  The Tigers have a travel day today before opening a three-game series tomorrow night against the White Sox in Chicago.  Shawn Greene puts his 3-and-1 mark up against Chicago's Jeff Samardzija, who is 1-and-2.  At 17-and-9, Detroit leads KC by a half-game in the AL Central.

 

>>Brewers Part Ways With Roenicke

(Undated)  --  The first manager firing of the Major League Baseball season is in the books.  The Milwaukee Brewers announced on Sunday that the team has relieved manager Ron Roenicke of his duties. 
FOX Sports is reporting that Craig Counsell will take over the position.  Despite taking two of three against the Cubs over the weekend, Milwaukee holds the worst record in baseball at 7-and-18, including 3-and-10 at home.  The 58-year-old Roenicke was in his fifth-year at the helm but never made the postseason following a first place finish in 2011.  Counsell played for Milwaukee from 2007 to 2011 and has been in the front office for the Crew ever since.  It would be his first managerial job at any level. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

>>Wizards Surprise Hawks In Game One

(Atlanta, GA)  --  The Wizards went into Atlanta coming away with a 104-98 win over the Hawks in Game One of their Eastern Conference semifinals matchup.  John Wall set the tone with 18 points, 13 assists and seven rebounds.
Washington held Atlanta to 25-percent shooting in the second half on its way to a 1-0 series lead.  Game Two is Tuesday at Philips Arena. 


>>Warriors Breeze Past Grizzlies

(
Oakland, CA)  --  The Warriors lit it up from beyond the arc in a 101-86 series-opening victory against the Grizzlies at ORACLE Arena.  Stephen Curry and Draymond Green each shot 4-for-8 from deep en route to 22 and 16 points, respectively.  Klay Thompson added 18 as GoldenState shot 46-percent from three-point land.  The Warriors are still undefeated in the playoffs, as they open the Western Conference semifinals on a roll.  The Grizzlies didn't have point guard Mike Conley, who sat courtside with multiple facial fractures. Game Two is in Oakland on Tuesday. 

 

>>Cavaliers-Bulls Game One

(Cleveland, OH)  --  The Cavaliers and Bulls square off in Game One of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals series tonight at Quicken Loans Arena. 
Cleveland will be without Kevin Love for the rest of the playoffs due to injury and J.R. Smith is out tonight and Wednesday due to suspension.  The Cavs advanced sweeping the Celtics, while the Bulls were taken to six games by the Bucks. 


>>Clippers At Rockets For Game One

(Houston, TX)  --  The Clippers only had one day after a grueling seven-game series win against the Spurs on Saturday. 
Los Angeles is right back at it again tonight with Game One of its Western Conference semifinals series against the Rockets beginning at the ToyotaCenter in Houston. Clippers guard Chris Paul is questionable for tonight's Game One versus the Rockets.  Paul suffered a left hamstring strain in the first quarter of LA's Game Seven win over the Spurs on Saturday. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


>>Lightning Blast Canadiens For 2-0 Lead

(
Montreal, Quebec)  --  Nikita Kucherov scored twice to lead the Lightning to a 6-2 rout of the Canadiens in Game Two of their East semifinal series in Montreal.  Steven Stamkos and Valtteri Filppula tallied a goal and two assists each for the Bolts, who head home with a 2-0 series lead. Game Three is Wednesday in Tampa.

>>Blackhawks Take 2-0 Lead On Wild

(Chicago, IL)  --  Patrick Kane scored twice as the Blackhawks cruised to a 4-1 win over the Wild in Game Two of their West semifinal series at the United Center.  Patrick Sharp tallied a goal and an assist, while Jonathan Toews also lit the lamp for the 'Hawks, who lead the best-of-seven set two-games-to-none. Game Three is Tuesday in
Minnesota.

>>Ducks Blank Flames To Take 2-0 Lead

(Anaheim, CA)  --  Frederik Andersen stopped all 30 shots that came his way as the Ducks cruised to a 3-0 victory over the Flames in Game Two of their second-round set from the Honda Center. 
Anaheim now holds a two-games-to-none lead in the best-of-seven series. Calgary will look to bounce back when it hosts Game Three on Tuesday.

 

>>Rangers At Capitals For Game Three Tonight

(Washington, DC)  --  All even at a game apiece, the Rangers and Capitals play Game Three of the Eastern Conference semifinals tonight in Washington.  The teams split the first two games at
MadisonSquareGarden, with the Caps taking Game One 2-1 and the Rangers rebounding to win Game Two, 3-2. 

 

>>Dale Jr. Takes Talladega

(
Talladega, AL)  --  Dale Earnhardt Junior edged Jimmie Johnson by less than two-tenths of a second to take the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.  Junior picked up his sixth career victory at Talladega, and his first since 2004.  Paul Menard finished third, Ryan Blaney placed fourth, and Martin Truex Junior raced to fifth.  Trevor Bayne caused a wreck on lap 47 while trying to pass Menard.  14 drivers were affected, and Kasey Kahne, Kyle Larson, Greg Biffle, and David Ragan were knocked out of contention as a result.   The Sprint Series moves on to the Spongebob Squarepants 400, which kicks off on Saturday from Kansas Speedway.