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Reds win! Reds win!

The Reds (18-26) ended their 9-game skid and the Rockies' (18-26) three-game win streak on Skip Schumaker's walk-off pinch hit in the 9th inning in Cincinnati. Box score


Astros win No. 30

Houston got 2 RBIs and a double from Luis Valbuena to give them a MLB-leading 30th win of the season and the series win over the O's. Box score

Hawks tread water early in third

Atlanta seems to have settled down in the second half, matching Cleveland's 11 third-quarter points. The issue for the Hawks, though, is they were in a 17-point hole at half, the same deficit they face midway through the third. Follow live


Braves at Dodgers, 10 p.m. on ESPN

Clayton Kershaw enters tonight having allowed at least 3 earned runs in 4 straight starts for the 3rd time in his career. He has never allowed at least 3 earned runs in 5 straight starts. Can the Braves make it a first for the lefty? Watch live

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Young Cubs send Chicago to walk-off win

Kris Bryant rocketed the game-tying homer in the eighth inning, and Addison Russell brought home the win in walk-off fashion with his third hit of the night to take down the Nationals, 3-2. Box score


After 2: Rangers 2, Lightning 1

Tampa Bay peppered Henrik Lundqvist with 12 shots in the second period, but the Rangers goaltender turned them all away (totaling 28 saves in the first two periods). The Rangers look to avoid elimination tonight. Follow live


Dave McMenamin @mcten

CLE is rolling so well on O right now it just stuck LeBron in the corner as a floor spacer the last 2 trips and it worked both times

Final: Pirates 5, Marlins 1

The Pirates hit Marlins SP Jose Urena for 5 runs on 10 hits, including Neil Walker's two-run HR to left field in the second inning, to skate to a fifth straight win in Pittsburgh. Box score


Final: Yankees 5, Royals 1

Mark Teixeira hit a two-run homer in the first inning and sparked a three-run fifth with a two-run double to power the Yankees past the Royals for a second straight win in the Bronx. Box score


Bryant matches Harper with HR blast

The fireworks we expected at Wrigley Field have gone off as scheduled. After Nats RF Bryce Harper launched a solo shot in the 7th inning, Cubs 3B Kris Bryant rocked homer to left field in the 8th to tie the game.


Bryant, Harper hot after May 9

Since May 9, Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant both have 7 homers, which leads the National League. The Cubs and Nats are tied at 2 in the ninth. Watch live


Hawks can't catch-and-shoot

Atlanta is 0-of-8 on catch-and-shoot 3-pointers tonight. Third best in the regular season, the Hawks have gotten progressively worse each round this postseason.

  • Regular Season 39.8%
  • First Round 39.2%
  • Second Round 34.7%
  • East Finals 19.6%

All the Hawks' things in a box to the left

Cleveland led by as much as 20 points in the first half before entering intermission up 59-42. Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague have shown up for Atlanta, combining for 27 points, but the Hawks are just 2-for-14 from 3. Follow live


Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Avg NBA head coaching experience of NBA title winning coach over the last 15 Finals? 12 years. Could have Blatt vs Kerr both in Year 1.