Sunday, May 3
SUNDAY, MAY 3
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL:
Philadelphia (S.Gonzalez 0-1) at Miami (Cosart 1-1), 1:10 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Worley 2-2) at St. Louis (Wacha 4-0), 2:15 p.m.
Pittsburgh Marathon, 7 a.m.
Broad Street Run, Philadelphia, 8 a.m.
Cards again beat Pirates 2-1 in extras, win in 11th
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Carpenter hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning Saturday and the St. Louis Cardinals once again beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 in extras.
The Cardinals have won five in a row. They defeated the Pirates 2-1 Friday night on Matt Adams' single in the 10th.
Pittsburgh left a season-high 18 runners on base and the Cardinals stranded just four. St. Louis has won 15 of its last 18 against the Pirates at Busch Stadium.
Peter Bourjos doubled in the St. Louis 11th. He was trapped off second by Jared Hughes (0-1) and caught stealing third. Pete Kozma and Jon Jay singled and Carpenter hit a deep fly to left that easily scored the winning run.
Carlos Villanueva (3-1), the seventh St. Louis pitcher, went one inning.
Prado homers, drives in 4, leads Haren, Marlins past Phils
MIAMI (AP) — Martin Prado homered and drove in four runs, leading Dan Haren and the Miami Marlins over the Philadelphia Phillies 7-0 on Saturday.
The Marlins won for ninth time in 10 games.
Haren (3-1) gave up four hits in six innings. He walked none and struck out four.
Prado hit a three-run homer off Cole Hamels (1-3) in the second inning and added an RBI double in the sixth.
Prado is hitting .313 with two homers and nine RBIs in 67 at-bats against Hamels, who is 9-15 lifetime vs. the Marlins.
Miami second baseman Dee Gordon, who leads the major leagues with a .440 batting average, recorded his sixth consecutive multi-hit game. He went 3 for 3 with two walks, scored three times and stole two bases.
Gordon also took away a hit away from Carlos Ruiz with an over-the-shoulder catch running into shallow center field.
Eagles wrap up draft with three defensive players
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles stuck to defense on the final day of the NFL draft and chose a pair of defensive backs and a defensive end.
The Eagles took Kansas cornerback JaCorey Shepherd with the 191st overall pick in the sixth round and selected Kansas State defensive back Randall Evans at No. 196. They took Boston College defensive end Brian Mihalik in the seventh round.
Five of Philadelphia's six draft picks play defense. They started off by selecting USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor in the first round at No. 20 after failing to move up to No. 2 to get Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota.
They traded up to draft Utah cornerback Eric Rowe in the second round on Friday night and picked Texas linebacker Jordan Hicks in the third round.
Steelers grab Ohio State cornerback Doran Grant in 4th round
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers continued to stockpile secondary help on Saturday, taking Ohio State cornerback Doran Grant in the fourth round of the NFL draft.
Grant is the second defensive back taken by the Steelers in the draft. Pittsburgh selected Senquez Golson from Mississippi in the second round on Friday.
The 5-foot-10 Grant was a first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2014. Grant had five interceptions for the national champion Buckeyes, including two in a 59-0 rout of Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game.
The Steelers are in the process of rebuilding their secondary after cornerback Ike Taylor and safety Troy Polamalu retired and Brice McCain went to Miami as a free agent.
Three of Pittsburgh's first four picks have come on defense.
Lions trade into fourth round, pick DL Gabe Wright of Auburn
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have drafted Auburn defensive tackle Gabe Wright after trading into the fourth round.
Detroit was initially supposed to have picks in the fifth, sixth and seventh rounds Saturday, but the Lions added a fourth-rounder when they sent a 2016 third-round pick to Philadelphia. Detroit took the 6-foot-3, 284-pound Wright, the latest move in the Lions' attempt to restock their defensive line after losing Ndamukong Suh to free agency.
Detroit also lost defensive tackle Nick Fairley this offseason, but now the Lions have added another interior player from the same college as Fairley. Wright was an honorable mention player on the AP's All-Southeastern Conference team in 2013 and 2014.
Vikings take Pittsburgh offensive tackle T.J. Clemmings
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have selected right tackle T.J. Clemmings in the fourth round of the NFL draft.
Clemmings was taken 110th overall, the first of six picks the Vikings took into Saturday. The 6-foot-6, 315-pound Clemmings, a first team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection at Pittsburgh, was the first offensive player drafted by the Vikings. He started all 26 games at right tackle the last two seasons, after switching from defensive end before his junior year.
Clemmings was a basketball star at Paterson Catholic High School in New Jersey, with scholarship offers from Providence and Seton Hall. He played only two seasons of prep football.
Both of Minnesota's starting tackles, Matt Kalil and Phil Loadholt, struggled in several games last year.
Toronto FC wraps up 7-game road swing with win over Union
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Sebastian Giovinco scored on a free kick in the 34th minute and Toronto FC ended a seven-game trip with a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.
Giovinco knuckled it just inside the left post from 35 yards out for his fourth goal of the season.
Toronto FC (3-4-0) opened the season away from home to allow for renovations of its BMO Field. TFC had a four-game losing streak after winning the season opener but rebounded to win the last two.
Chris Konopka earned his first MLS shutout while making his first start for Toronto.
Cristian Maidana had the Union's best chance in first-half stoppage time when he crashed a left-footed shot into the crossbar. The Union (1-6-3) lost their third straight and extended their winless streak to four.
PITTSBURGH MARATHON-BROAD STREET RUN
Santucci back to defend Pittsburgh marathon crown
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clara Santucci will try to defend last year's Pittsburgh Marathon win this morning, with more than $132,000 in prize money up for grabs in the race.
The men's race includes some top American runners, including Tyler McCandless -- who has a personal best of two hours 15 minutes and 26 seconds at the 26.2 mile distance. With several events this weekend, organizers say 40,000 runners will take part in the varying races.
In Philadelphia, more than 40,000 runners are expected to be part of the 36th annual Broad Street Run, billed as the largest 10-mile road race and as the largest city-sponsored race in the U.S.
Frank Olivo, Santa pelted with snow at '68 Eagles game, dies
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The man famed in Philadelphia sports history as the Santa Claus who was booed and plunked with snowballs at an Eagles game on a winter day in 1968 has died.
Frank Olivo's family says he died early Thursday at a suburban Philadelphia hospital after a long battle with heart disease, diabetes and other ailments. He was 66.
Olivo was filling in for a snowbound Santa when he was jeered and pelted with snowballs while going down the field to the tune of "Here Comes Santa Claus."
Olivo's cousin Richard Monastra said Olivo took it in stride, even telling one nearby fan who hit him squarely with a snowball that he could expect coal in his stocking that Christmas morning.
And far from minding his moment in city sports history, Monastra says Olivo "gloried in it."