Game 4 in 2 NHL series...Toronto visits 76ers...Kluber to see doctors
UNDATED (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets are continuing their trek deeper into uncharted territory with each victory in the NHL playoffs. They’ve grabbed a 2-1 series lead over Boston and will try to build on that tonight on home ice. Meanwhile, the San Jose Sharks will try to extend their 2-1 lead on Colorado in Game 4 in Denver.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The 76ers look to maintain home-court after winning a game in Toronto. Now with the NBA Eastern Conference semifinal tied at 1-1, the series shifts to Philadelphia. Four-time All-Star Jimmy Butler was clutch in the Game 2 win over Toronto and Philly needs him to continue to deliver against the Raptors tonight.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians ace Corey Kluber will be re-evaluated in Cleveland, a day after a line drive in Miami broke his right forearm. There was no early word on how long the two-time AL Cy Young Award winner would be out. The right-hander was put in a cast after being struck by Brian Anderson’s liner. Kluber has a 5.80 ERA this season for the AL Central champions.
NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Syndergaard tries to get on track when the Mets finish a 10-game homestand with a matinee against Cincinnati. Syndergaard has lost his last two outings and hasn’t gone more than five innings in any of his past three, allowing 14 earned runs and 27 hits over 15 innings during that span. But he is 4-0 with a 2.67 ERA in five career starts against Cincinnati.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani says he’s disappointed he won’t return to the Los Angeles Angels’ lineup this week. The AL Rookie of the Year says he’s ready to play whenever the team allows it. Ohtani had Tommy John surgery Oct. 1, and he is currently taking the final rehab steps for his return. Although he won’t travel with the Angels for their series in Monterrey, Mexico, this weekend, he could be ready to play when the Angels visit Detroit on Tuesday.