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  • Pacers roll in Finale

    Pacers roll in Finale

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:15 AM EDT2014-04-17 06:15:47 GMT
    Rasual Butler and Chris Copeland each scored 19 points as the Indiana Pacers rested their key players and cruised to a 101-86 victory over the Orlando Magic in the regular-season finale for both teams. TheMore >>

    Rasual Butler and Chris Copeland each scored 19 points as the Indiana Pacers rested their key players and cruised to a 101-86 victory over the Orlando Magic in the regular-season finale for both teams.More >>

  • Dodgers' Ramirez leaves after getting hit by pitch

    Dodgers' Ramirez leaves after getting hit by pitch

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:48 AM EDT2014-04-17 05:48:33 GMT
    Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez has left the game against the San Francisco Giants after getting hit by a pitch on the top of his left hand. Ramirez was hit on a pitch clocked at 90 mph fromMore >>
    Ramirez was hit on a pitch clocked at 90 mph from Ryan Vogelsong to open the seventh inning Wednesday night. Ramirez slammed his helmet to the ground and hopped around in pain after the ball bounced off his hand.More >>
  • Yanks make history with back-to-back shutouts of Cubs

    Yanks make history with back-to-back shutouts of Cubs

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:41:48 GMT
    Michael Pineda followed an overpowering outing by Masahiro Tanaka with one of his own, pitching six innings of four-hit ball as the New York Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 on a bitterly cold WednesdayMore >>

    Michael Pineda followed an overpowering outing by Masahiro Tanaka with one of his own, pitching six innings of four-hit ball as the New York Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 on a bitterly cold Wednesday night to complete its first doubleheader shutout sweep since 1987.More >>

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Kemba Walker scored eight of his 22 points in overtime to help the Charlotte Bobcats defeat the Chicago Bulls 91-86 last night. Al Jefferson added 10 points and 18 rebounds for Charlotte. Chris Douglas-Roberts finished with 13 points after being held scoreless for the first three quarters. D.J. Augustin had 17 points for the Bulls.

CHICAGO (AP) - The Boston Red Sox outlasted the White Sox 6-4 in a game that lasted 5 hours and 17 minutes last night. Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run double off Chicago infielder Leury Garcia in the top of the 14th inning. Chris Capuano pitched 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief to get the win.

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 and 3-0 last night to complete its first doubleheader shutout sweep since 1987. Brett Gardner and Scott Sizemore had RBI singles off Travis Wood in the nightcap. They helped the Yankees win for the fifth time in six games and handed Chicago its fourth straight loss.

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Milwaukee Brewers turned two errors into four unearned runs yesterday in a 5-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals that ended a two-game losing streak. Milwaukee salvaged the finale of the three-game set. Wily Peralta allowed six hits and struck out three. Cardinals starter Joe Kelly gave up an unearned run and three hits in four innings.

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