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April 7, 2019

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A charged-up Yasiel Puig (yah-SEEL’ pweeg) barreled into a bunch of Pirates during a bench-clearing fracas and was among five ejections in Pittsburgh’s 7-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The trouble started in the fourth inning when Chris Archer threw his first pitch behind Derek Dietrich, who had admired a home run in his previous at-bat. Puig grabbed Pirates bench coach Tom Prince and tried to put the 54-year-old former catcher in a headlock.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Gary Sánchez hit three of the Yankees’ seven home runs, their most on the road in more than a half-century, and New York routed the Baltimore Orioles 15-3 to complete a three-game sweep. Clint Frazier homered twice and had four hits. Austin Romine and Gleyber Torres also went deep for the Yankees, who got back above .500 at 5-4.

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Police say fans celebrating Texas Tech’s Final Four win near the school’s Lubbock campus caused damage that included flipping a car and setting several scooters on fire. Lubbock police said Sunday that they’re investigating several incidents of property damage following the win Saturday night in Minneapolis against Michigan State. The City of Lubbock said, “the crowd engaged in extremely dangerous, and disappointing behavior.”

CLEVELAND (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 18 points and 13 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs, who are in a three-team scramble to determine playoff seeding in the Western Conference, extended Cleveland’s losing streak to nine games with a 112-90 win over the Cavaliers. The Spurs have already clinched a postseason spot for a NBA record-tying 22nd year in a row.

NEW YORK (AP) — A man faces charges for tackling Bret “The Hitman” Hart while he was giving a speech during the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The 61-year-old Hart is OK. The spectator who tackled him was promptly subdued by several people who came to his defense Saturday. Several shocked onlookers posted footage of the tackle online. New York City Police said 26-year-old Zachary Madsen faces assault and trespass charges.