Pittsburgh 5, Chicago Cubs 4
Miami 9, Philadelphia 1
N.Y. Mets 6, Atlanta 3
Milwaukee 4, Cincinnati 2
Colorado 2, San Diego 1
San Francisco 3, L.A. Dodgers 2, 10 innings
St. Louis 4, Washington 1
Atlanta (A.Wood 1-0) at Philadelphia (Harang 2-1), 7:05 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (Lester 0-2) at Cincinnati (Leake 0-1), 7:10 p.m.
Washington (Zimmermann 1-2) at Miami (Latos 0-3), 7:10 p.m.
St. Louis (C.Martinez 1-0) at Milwaukee (Garza 1-2), 8:10 p.m.
San Francisco (Heston 2-1) at Colorado (E.Butler 1-1), 8:40 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Cole 2-0) at Arizona (Collmenter 1-2), 9:40 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 2-0) at San Diego (Cashner 1-2), 10:10 p.m.
N.Y. Mets (deGrom 2-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Pineda 2-0), 7:05 p.m.
Thursday, April 23
Cleveland 103, Boston 95, Cleveland leads series 3-0
Chicago 113, Milwaukee 106, 2OT, Chicago leads series 3-0
Golden State 123, New Orleans 119, OT, Golden State leads series 3-0
Friday, April 24
Houston at Dallas, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Washington, 8 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 23
Tampa Bay 3, Detroit 2, OT, series tied 2-2
Washington 5, NY Islanders 1, Washington leads series 3-2
Nashville 5, Chicago 2, Chicago leads series 3-2
Vancouver 2, Calgary 1, Calgary leads series 3-2
Friday, April 24
Ottawa at Montreal, 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.
Minnesota at St. Louis, 9:30 p.m.
NEW ENGLAND SPORTS NEWS FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
BOSTON (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers moved one win away from a sweep in their first playoff series in five years with a 103-95 victory over the Boston Celtics last night. LeBron James scored 31 points for the Cavs. The scrappy Celtics kept it close, just as they did in the previous two games. Cleveland can complete the sweep of the best-of-seven, first-round series on Sunday in Boston. No NBA team has won a series after trailing 3-0.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 last night. Rene Rivera had a run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth inning. The Rays have won in two in a row after dropping the four first games of a nine-game homestand. Clay Buchholz allowed one run and two hits over six innings for Boston. He struck out 10 and walked three.
NEW YORK (AP) — Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau, Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone and Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad are the Calder Trophy finalists as the NHL's top rookie. The finalists are the top three in voting by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. The winner will be announced at the NHL awards ceremony in June in Las Vegas. Gaudreau is a former Boston College star.
TORONTO (AP) — Defenseman Hal Gill has retired from the NHL at the age of 40 after 16 seasons and a Stanley Cup title. At 6-foot-7 and 243 pounds, Gill was an imposing presence on the ice and a key part of Pittsburgh's 2009 championship. He also played with Boston, Toronto, Montreal, Nashville and Philadelphia.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is honoring the New England Patriots for winning the Super Bowl despite a "huge distraction and media circus." Obama recognized the football champions yesterday during a White House ceremony on the South Lawn. The Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut is planning to spend $10 million to fix the roof and peeling ceiling of its basketball arena. The project will be presented to the school's Board of Trustees for approval. The 10,000-seat Gampel Pavilion was built in 1990.
BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been moved to a new prison a week after he was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life behind bars. A state prisons official says Hernandez has been moved to the maximum-security Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley. Hernandez had been at Cedar Junction prison in Walpole since he was convicted of killing 27-year-old Odin Lloyd.
TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:
Boston (Porcello 1-2) at Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 2-1), 7:05 p.m.