Thursday, April 28
CHICAGO (AP) — The NFL draft opens this evening in Chicago, and the Philadelphia Eagles have traded up to the second overall spot where they're expected to select one of the top two quarterbacks. After Jared Goff and Carson Wentz go in the top two spots to the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia, the real drama begins at Number 3 with the San Diego Chargers.
DENVER (AP) — Jordy Mercer hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the 12th inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates continued their mastery of the Colorado Rockies with a 9-8 marathon win Wednesday night. Kyle Lobstein pitched three scoreless innings and Mark Melancon pitched the bottom of the 12th for his fifth save for Pittsburgh, which has won eight straight in Denver since 2014.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Philadelphia's Jeremy Hellickson allowed two hits over seven innings and the Phillies beat Bryce Harper and the Nationals 3-0 Wednesday night. Philadelphia, which entered the series below .500, will try to complete a three-game sweep of the NL East-leading Nationals on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Charlie Morton is out for the season because of a torn left hamstring. The team says Wednesday that the 32-year-old Morton is scheduled for surgery on the hamstring next Monday. Recovery time is expected to be six-to-eight months.
MONDAY, APRIL 28
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL:
Pittsburgh at Colorado, 3:10 p.m.
Philadelphia at Washington, 4:05 p.m.
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Pittsburgh at Washington, 8 p.m. Eastern Conference playoffs-second round
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
NFL Draft at Chicago, 8 p.m.