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San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl, from the Czech Republic, reacts after scoring a goal against the Anaheim Ducks during the third period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The Sharks won 2-1 to sweep the series. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 19, 2018 - 3:14 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Very little separated San Jose and Anaheim in the regular season, with the Ducks edging out the Sharks by one point for second place in the Pacific Division. Their first-round series wasn't nearly as competitive. The Sharks rode their superior depth, potent power play and...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Muncy reacts after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
April 19, 2018 - 2:57 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers roughed up the San Diego Padres in sweeping a three-game series, and newcomer Max Muncy got in on the action in a big way. Muncy homered for the first time since 2016, Corey Seager had four hits and three RBIs and Kenta Maeda struck out 10 for the Dodgers,...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
April 19, 2018 - 2:49 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Everything is going right for the Boston Red Sox, and it has propelled them to the best start in the franchise's long history. Rafael Devers hit his first career grand slam, Rick Porcello threw six scoreless innings and the Red Sox improved to 15-1 since losing on opening day...
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San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt (9) celebrates his two-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks with Hunter Pence, left, and other teammates during the 10th inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
April 19, 2018 - 2:43 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Brandon Belt's 100th career homer was one timely shot for San Francisco. Belt hit a two-run drive with two out in the 10th inning, and the Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 on Wednesday night to stop a four-game slide. Andrew McCutchen opened the 10th with a single against...
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San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl, center, from the Czech Republic, celebrates with Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44), Justin Braun (61) and Logan Couture after scoring a goal against the Anaheim Ducks during the third period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The Sharks won 2-1 to sweep the series. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 19, 2018 - 2:28 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks won the first three games of their first-round series against the Anaheim Ducks thanks to having more speed, better depth, and discipline. They completed the sweep thanks largely to Martin Jones. Jones frustrated the Ducks with stellar plays over the...
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Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne raises up his glove as time runs out in Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Denver. The Predators won 3-2. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 19, 2018 - 2:10 am
DENVER (AP) — Now that was more of the start Nashville was looking for. The finish? Not as much. Filip Forsberg scored another creative goal, Pekka Rinne rebounded from a rocky performance with 31 saves, and the Predators withstood a furious rally by the Colorado Avalanche for a 3-2 win in Game 4...
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New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton walks back to the dugout after striking out against the Miami Marlins during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 16, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
April 19, 2018 - 1:59 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: SLUMPING STANTON Giancarlo Stanton looks to make an impact in pinstripes when New York opens a series against Toronto at Yankee Stadium. Stanton is 3 for 35 (.086) with 20 strikeouts in the Bronx this season, and he has been regularly booed by the...
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New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, center, forward E'Twaun Moore, left, forward Anthony Davis, second from left, and guard Rajon Rondo, right, celebrate during the second half of Game 2 against the Portland Trail Blazers in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Portland, Ore. The Pelicans won 111-102. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
April 19, 2018 - 1:59 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jrue Holiday's postseason production is providing Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis with a more comfortable margin for error — and has left Portland with precious little. Holiday's 54 points, 16 assists and slew of defensive successes in the first two games are big reasons why the...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws to a Seattle Mariners batter dyrubg the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
April 19, 2018 - 1:58 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Houston manager A.J. Hinch warns that "rough patches" on offense don't stick around the Astros too long. After scoring just six runs total in its past three games, Houston put away the Mariners with a six-run seventh inning, leading to a 7-1 victory Wednesday night. Astros starting...
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New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes celebrates with teammates in the dugout after hitting a grand slam in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
April 19, 2018 - 12:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Six outs from getting swept at home by Washington, the New York Mets stunned their NL East rivals with a nine-run rally instead. Yoenis Cespedes launched a grand slam for his second key hit of the eighth inning, capping a colossal outburst that propelled the Mets past the Nationals...
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