In area high school baseball from yesterday, Bismarck Henning defeated Hoopeston Area 4-3, Cissna Park toppled Watseka 3-2, and Oakwood slipped past Milford 7-6.
Area softball scores from yesterday included Hoopeston Area over Bismarck Henning 12-11 and Watseka all over Oakwood 12-3.
Major League Baseball scores from last night featured the Cubs getting back on track with an 8-3 victory over the Phillies at Wrigley Field. Kyle Schwarber, Javy Baez, and Kris Bryant all hit home runs to power the Cubs past the Phils while Jon Lester did enough on the mound to come away with his first victory of the year. Have gave up 2 earned runs on 4 hits while striking out 5 in his 5 innings on the mound. They will continue their four game series tonight at 7:05 when Jake Arrieta takes the mound against Jerad Eickhoff of the Phillies.
The Cardinals won a close one with the Brewers 2-1 in St Louis last night. Yadier Molina hit a sacrifice fly and Kolten Wong singled home a run to provide all of the offense that starter Carlos Martinez would need. He gave up just 1 unearned run on 4 hits while striking out 4 in his 7 â..." innings on the mound to come away with the victory. Closer Trevor Rosenthal recorded a 1-2-3 9th inning for his 3rd save on the season. That series will also continue tonight at 7:15 when Adam Wainwright takes the bump against Chase Anderson.
The White Sox also came away with a victory yesterday, shutting out the Royals 6-0 in KC. Staff ace Jose Quintana was terrific on the mound, tossing 8 innings of shutout baseball on just 4 hits while striking out 7. Catcher Geovany Soto led the offense with 2 hits and 2 RBI on the night. The southsiders will be back in action tonight at 7:15 as Mike Pelfrey faces off against Nathan Karns of the Royals.
The conference semifinals in the NBA playoffs continued last night with the Celtics beating the Wizards 129-119 in overtime and the Warriors took game 1 over the Jazz 106-94 in Oakland. The Celtics now lead their series 2 games to none. Tonight’s schedule features a pair of game 2’s as the Cavaliers host the Raptors and the Spurs host the Rockets. The Cavs and Rockets each took game 1 in those series on Monday night.
Lastly, the St Louis Blues are on the brink of elimination in the NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoffs as they dropped game 4 in their series with Nashville 2-1. Joel Edmundson scored the lone goal for the Blues 16:11 into the 3rd period to get St Louis within 1 goal of the lead. They now trail in that series 3 games to 1 as they head back to St Louis on Friday night for game 5 at the Scottrade Center.