Sunday, April 19
NEW YORK (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins evened their first-round playoff series with the New York Rangers with a 4-3 win last night. Crosby broke a 1-1 tie by knocking in a rebound of Patric Hornqvist's shot in the second period. Game 3 is tomorrow night in Pittsburgh.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Odubel Herrera had three hits and scored twice, Aaron Harang pitched six innings and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the Washington Nationals yesterday. Freddy Galvis had two RBI singles for Philadelphia, which had scored 13 runs over its last six games.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte homered for the second game in a row and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the slumping Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 last night. The Brewers lost their fourth straight game and are off to their worst start since also going 2-9 in 2002.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Outfielder Jaff Decker has been activated from the 15-day disabled list by the Pittsburgh Pirates and optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis. Decker had been at Indianapolis since the start of the season on a rehab assignment. He strained a muscle in his left calf late during spring training.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh ended its first series of spring drills under new head coach Pat Narduzzi with its Blue-Gold spring game yesterday. Chad Voytik and Tyler Boyd led the Blue team to a 17-10 victory against the Gold. Voytik completed 11 of 24 passes for 177 yards and a touchdown and Boyd caught six passes for 112 yards.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials at a north Philadelphia prep school say a football player collapsed during spring conditioning training with the team and later died. St. Joseph's Prep officials say 15-year-old Ryan Gillyard of Upper Darby collapsed shortly after warmups yesterday at the school's practice field.