The Milford boys baseball team will be back in action in sectional play this afternoon, fresh off their second regional championship in school history. They will take on second seeded Decatur Lutheran at 4 pm this afternoon in the first semifinal game of the the Danville Schlarman Sectional at Danville stadium.
In Major League Baseball action, staff ace Jon Lester pitched the Cubs to a 4-1 victory over the Giants last night. Lester tossed a complete game shutout, giving up just the 1 earned run on 4 hits while striking out 10 and issuing zero walks on the night. The Cubs offense continued their strong run with Anthony Rizzo smacking a 2 run home run to lead the way. Kyle Schwarber and Jason Heyward also pitched in with solo home runs of their own. The two teams will be back in action tonight at 7:05 when Kyle Hendricks takes the bump against Matt Moore of the Giants.
The Cardinals lost a tough one on the road to the Dodgers 2-1 in 13 innings last night. The redbirds managed just 3 hits off Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, but Randal Grichuk scored the game tying run on a Kershaw wild pitch in the top of the 9th, sending the game to extra innings. Johnathan Broxton took the loss for the Redbirds after giving up a 2 out RBI double to Logan Forsythe in the bottom of the 13th inning. The Cardinals will look to get back on track tonight at 9:10 when Mike Leake faces off against Rich Hill of the Dodgers.
The White Sox lost a close one to the Diamondbacks 5-4 in Arizona. Melky Cabrera, Todd Frazier, and Jose Abreu each hit home runs for the southsiders, but it wasn’t enough as starter Dylan Covey had another tough outing. He gave up 4 earned runs on 5 hits in just 2 ⅓ innings on the mound to take his 4th loss of the year. The Sox will look to salvage the final game in that series this afternoon at 2:40 when Jose Quintana faces off against Randall Delgado.
In NBA playoff action, the Cavaliers defeated the Celtics 112-99 in Cleveland to take a 3 games to 1 lead in that series. The Cavs will look to close things out in game 5 on Thursday night in Boston.
Lastly, there will be a game 7 in the NHL’s Eastern Conference Finals as the Senators defeated the Penguins 2-1 in game 6 in Ottawa last night. Game 7 will take place on Thursday night in Pittsburgh.