Sunday, April 26
PHOENIX (AP) — Gerrit Cole pitched into the eighth inning for his third win this season, and Josh Harrison and Neil Walker each drove in two runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 last night. Cole allowed one run and seven hits in 7 2-3 innings. He struck out seven and walked two.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Andrelton Simmons led off the seventh inning with a homer, sparking a rally that helped the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 last night. The Braves scored three runs in the seventh and chased David Buchanan while snapping a four-game losing streak. Ryan Howard hit a two-run homer for the Phillies.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ethan Finlay had two goals and an assist, Justin Meram and Kei Kamara each added a goal, and the Columbus Crew beat the Philadelphia Union 4-1 last night. Kamara, Finlay and Meram each scored in the first half to help the Crew build a 3-0 lead. Finlay added an insurance goal on a breakaway in the 73rd minute. Eric Ayuk scored on a header for the Union in the 64th minute.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins head into a long offseason with plenty of questions. Pittsburgh fell to the New York Rangers 4-1 in the opening round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby says injuries played a role in his team's quick exit. The Penguins were missing three of their top four defensemen for the final weeks of the regular season and the playoffs.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Porscha Lucas led Team USA to victory in the women's 800-meter relay at the Penn Relays on Saturday and the Americans won four of six events in the U.S.A. vs. The World races. Leslie Cole, Tawanna Meadows and Cambrya Jones also were on the relay team that beat Jamaica by seven-thousandths of a second in the first 800 relay at the meet since 2004. The Americans finished in 1 minute, 31.972 seconds at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.