Bucks need a win in Toronto...Astros put Springer on IL...Yastrzemski debuts for Giants
TORONTO (AP) — The team that topped the NBA during the regular season has a must-win game tonight in Toronto. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost three straight games to the Raptors in the Eastern Conference finals and now face elimination in Game 6. The winner of this series will head to the NBA Finals against defending champion Golden State.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros have placed outfielder George Springer on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain. Springer suffered the injury trying to make a sliding catch on a foul ball in the eighth inning of last night’s game against the Red Sox. Springer was playing in his first game back after missing the previous four with a stiff back. He is batting .308 this season with 17 home runs 43 RBIs.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mike Yastrzemski is making his major league debut today. The grandson of Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski has been called up by the San Francisco Giants and put in the starting lineup against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He is playing left field and batting seventh. The 28-year-old was hitting .316 with 12 home runs and 25 RBIs in 40 games with Triple-A Sacramento.
DALLAS (AP) _ Longtime baseball writer Gerry Fraley has died. Fraley, who spent most of his career with The Dallas Morning News, was 64. The newspaper reports that Fraley died early today after a two-year battle with cancer. Fraley covered the Braves for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution before joining the Dallas paper in 1989 to cover the Texas Rangers.
MONACO (AP) — Lewis Hamilton has clinched a record-extending 85th pole position for tomorrow’s Monaco Grand Prix, beating Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas on the last lap of qualifying today. Hamilton will aim for his 77th career win in Formula One.