NHL opening-round playoff action continued Saturday.
In the Eastern Conference…
• The Capitals buried the Panthers 6-1. Washington leads that series 2-1.
• The Penguins outscored the Rangers 7-4. Pittsburgh is up 2-1 in that set.
In the Western Conference…
• The Avalanche pounded the Predators 7-3. Colorado leads that series 3-0.
• The Stars got past the Flames 4-2. Dallas leads that set 2-1.
In the Eastern Conference today…
• The Bruins welcome the Hurricanes. Carolina leads that series 2-1.
• The Lightning host the Maple Leafs. Toronto is up 2-1 in that set.
In the Western Conference today…
• The Blues entertain the Wild. Minnesota leads that series 2-1.
• The Oilers visit the Kings. Edmonton leads that set 2-1.
The NBA conference semifinal playoffs continued Saturday…
• In the Eastern Conference, the Bucks edged the Celtics 103-101. Milwaukee leads the series 2-1.
• In the Western Conference, the Warriors bombed the Grizzlies 142-112. Golden State leads that set 2-1.
• In the Eastern Conference, the 76ers entertain the Heat. Miami leads that series 2-1.
• In the Western Conference, the Suns visit the Mavericks. Phoenix leads that set 2-1.
The Houston Astros scored twice off Michael Fulmer in the eighth inning, and edged the Detroit Tigers 3-2 Saturday. Fulmer gave up two hits and three walks, one intentional. The meltdown spoiled a good start by Eduardo Rodriguez, who pitched into the seventh inning, struck out eight, and gave up only a solo home run to Jose Altuve. Miguel Cabrera became the 18th player in major league history to collect his 600th career double. He, Albert Pujols and Hank Aaron are the only players in history to get at least 3,000 hits, 500 home runs and 600 doubles.
The Tigers visit the Astros again this afternoon. Detroit has not named a starter. Jake Odorizzi will pitch for Houston. Coverage will begin at 1:50 on 99.3 The Lift.
Tigers starter Matt Manning is expected to begin a rehab assignment today with the Toledo Mud Hens. He’s recovering from shoulder inflammation.
The Milwaukee Brewers’ four-game winning streak ended with a 3-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves Saturday. Corbin Burnes took the loss, despite giving up just two runs over six innings. Hunter Renfroe homered.
The Brewers play at Atlanta again this afternoon. Aaron Ashby will pitch against Charlie Morton.
Milwaukee outfielder Andrew McCutcheon has tested positive for COVID-19. Infielder Mike Brosseau has been brought up from Nashville to fill in.
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