Tuesday, May 26
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Miami Marlins 4-2 yesterday for their fourth straight win. Charlie Morton tossed seven strong innings in his return from hip surgery. He gave up two runs on eight hits, striking out three with no walks. Francisco Cervelli had two hits, including a three-run homer. Pedro Alvarez added his ninth homer of the season for the Pirates, who moved back to .500.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 yesterday. Chase Utley put the Phillies ahead with a 2-run single in the 3rd, but they couldn't hang on. Wilmer Flores hit a tiebreaking three-run homer off Justin De Fratus in the sixth inning to help Bartolo Colon win a day after the pitcher's 42nd birthday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Denver won its first NCAA men's lacrosse championship, beating Maryland 10-5 yesterday behind five goals from senior Wesley Berg. The victory gave head coach Bill Tierney his record seventh title. He won six with Princeton. Zach Miller added a goal and two assists for Denver. The fourth-seeded Pioneers beat top-seeded Notre Dame in overtime in the semifinals on Saturday.
QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Nick Merkley, Gage Quinney and Leon Draisaitl each scored two goals and the Kelowna Rockets beat the Rimouski Oceanic 7-3 last night in the Memorial Cup. Madison Bowey also scored and Jackson Whistle made 28 saves for Western Hockey League champion Kelowna. The Rockets rebounded from a 4-3 loss to the host Quebec Remparts on Friday night in the tournament opener.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State fishery regulators are asking anglers to monitor live bait purchases for juvenile Asian carp. The struggle to prevent bighead and silver carp from reaching the Great Lakes has drawn lots of attention. But the Michigan Department of Natural Resources says the invasive fish also pose a threat to inland waters.