Saturday, April 30
SATURDAY, APRIL 30
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Cincinnati (Simon 0-2) at Pittsburgh (Liriano 1-1), 7:05 p.m.
Cleveland (Bauer 1-0) at Philadelphia (Eickhoff 1-3), 7:05 p.m.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
NFL Draft (rounds 4-6), Chicago, 12 p.m.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the offseason set on revamping a defense that was the weak link on a playoff team a year ago. The Steelers took defensive players with each of their first three picks. Pittsburgh grabbed cornerback Artie Burns out of Miami in the first round, safety Sean Davis from Maryland in the second and defensive tackle Javon Hargraves from South Carolina State in the third. Pittsburgh has four more picks on Saturday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — More offensive players could be on the way for the Eagles after they got their future quarterback and a guy to help protect him. Philadelphia has five picks on Saturday, but none in the fourth round. The Eagles enter the final day of the NFL draft with two picks in the fifth round, one in the sixth and two in the seventh.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) —The New York Jets surprised some Friday night by drafting Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg in the second round. Hackenberg is the third Nittany Lion to be selected in this weekend's draft, joining defensive linemen and teammates Austin Johnson and Carl Nassib.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryan Howard led off the 11th inning with a home run, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians Friday night. Howard's homer off Cody Allen was his fifth of the season and sixth career game-ending shot.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Juan Nicasio struck out eight in seven scoreless innings, Josh Harrison hit his first home run in nearly a year and Matt Joyce connected as a pinch-hitter to lead the Pirates to a 4-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds Friday night, extending Pittsburgh's winning streak to five games. Nicasio allowed three hits and one walk in sending the Reds to their fifth straight loss.