In Major League Baseball action yesterday, the Cardinals blanked the Dodgers 2-0 to split their four game series at two games apiece. Starter Adam Wainwright did it all yesterday as he picked up the victory on the mound and knocked in both runs for the Redbirds on a two run home run in the second inning. The victory was Wainwright’s sixth on the year as he gave up just 4 hits and struck out 6 in his 6 innings on the mound. Closer Seung Hwan Oh picked up his 13th save on the season with a scoreless 9th inning. The Cardinals will now travel to Chicago to begin a big three game weekend series against the rival Cubs at Wrigley Field. The Cubs had the day off yesterday and will be looking to get back on track this weekend after going winless on their six game west coast swing. This afternoon’s game begins at 1:20 with John Lackey taking the mound for the northsiders against Lance Lynn of the Cardinals.
The White Sox also had the day off yesterday before traveling to Detroit for a three game weekend series against the Tigers beginning tonight at 6:10. The southsiders will send Derek Holland to the bump to take on Michael Fulmer of the Tigers.
The NBA Finals finally got underway last night in Oakland, California as the Golden State Warriors blew out the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-91 to take game 1 of the series. Kevin Durant led the Warriors with 38 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists while Steph Curry pitched in with 28 points and 10 assists of his own. They will now take a couple of days off before the Cavs look to even the series on Sunday evening at 7 o’clock in Oakland.
The NHL’s Stanley Cup Finals will also resume this weekend with game 3 taking place on Saturday night at 7 o’clock in Nashville. Pittsburgh leads the series two games to none over Nashville as they look to become the first team to win back to back Stanley Cups since the late 90’s.
Lastly, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is in Dover, Delaware this weekend for a 400 mile race at Dover International Speedway. The race is set to begin around noon on Sunday at the track where Matt Kenseth is the defending champion.