Yesterday’s sectional semi-final baseball game between Milford and Decatur Lutheran was postponed and rescheduled for this afternoon. First pitch will take place at 4 o’clock at Danville Stadium with the winner taking on either Argenta Oreana or Oakwood on Saturday for the sectional championship.
In Major League Baseball action, Anthony Rizzo powered the Cubs to a 5-4 victory over the Giants at Wrigley Field last night. Rizzo smacked a pair of solo home runs to lead the northside offense in support of winning pitcher Kyle Hendricks. Hendricks lowered his ERA to 3.25 on the year after giving up just 2 earned runs on 4 hits in his 7 innings on the mound to collect his fourth win of the year. The northsiders will look to take 3 out of 4 in their series with the Giants this afternoon at 1:20 when Eddie Butler faces off against former Cub Jeff Samardzija.
The Cardinals defeated the Dodgers 6-1 in Los Angeles last night. Yadi Molina had a home run and 2 RBI to lead the Redbird offense, while Kolten Wong pitched in with 2 RBI of his own. Starter Mike Leake continued his fantastic start to the season by giving up just 1 earned run on 4 hits while striking out 5 in his 8 innings on the mound. The Cards and Dodgers will close out their 3 game series tonight at 9:10 when Michael Wacha takes the bump against Kenta Maeda of the Dodgers.
The Arizona Diamondbacks used a 6 run 5th inning to put away the White Sox 8-6 in the desert last night. Jose Abreu led the southside offense with 4 hits, including a home run, and 3 RBI on the night. But staff ace Jose Quintana continued his early season struggles by giving up all 8 runs on 8 hits in his 4 1/3 innings on the mound to collect his 6th loss on the year. The southsiders will have the day off today before returning home to host the Tigers for a day/night doubleheader on Friday.
The NBA playoff schedule for tonight features the Boston Celtics hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers for game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals at 7:30. Cleveland leads that series 3 games to 1 and will be looking to stamp their ticket to the NBA Finals for a rematch against the Golden State Warriors.
Lastly, it’s game 7 in the NHL’s Eastern Conference Finals tonight as the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Ottawa Senators in a 7 o’clock puck drop. The winner will host the Nashville Predators in game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday night.