Caps need one more...Bumgarner makes season debut...Browns sign Kendricks
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury says he and his teammates are “not where we want to be, that’s for sure.” They return home down 3-games-to-1 against the Washington Capitals in the Stanley Cup finals. Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals will get their chance to hoist their first Cup in Game 5 on Thursday night in Las Vegas.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner makes his season debut, more than two months after a line drive broke the pinkie on his pitching hand in a spring training game. The ace rejoins a San Francisco team that has hovered around .500, but has won four in a row and is right in the middle of an NL West race where no one has seized control. He starts at home against the division-leading Arizona Diamondbacks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rays right-hander Nathan Eovaldi tries to duplicate what he did last week in his season debut. Pitching in the big leagues for the first time since recovering from his second Tommy John surgery, Eovaldi threw six no-hit innings against the A’s before being pulled. He starts in Washington against two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, who’s 9-1 and leads the majors with 120 strikeouts.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland ace Corey Kluber has opened the season with 12 consecutive quality starts, the longest such streak for an Indians pitcher in 100 years. He’ll try to extend the string at home tonight against Milwaukee. Manager Terry Francona said the team expects to activate outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall for the game — he’s been out since April 8 because of a strained right calf.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have signed free agent linebacker Mychal Kendricks, who started last season for the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. Hendricks’ official signing ends a strange sequence of denials about going to Cleveland and contradictory messages coming from his agent. The 27-year-old started 13 regular-season games last season and all three during the Eagles’ postseason title run. He underwent ankle surgery in March and Philadelphia released him last month.