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May 17, 2018

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WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals take a 2-1 lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning into Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final on Thursday night. Washington is only 3-4 at home this postseason, a much worse record than its 7-1 road mark. By Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.



ANAHEIM, Calif. — Inconsistent Rays ace Chris Archer faces much-improved Tyler Skaggs when Tampa Bay opens a four-game series with the Los Angeles Angels. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 10 p.m.


MIAMI — Kenta Maeda is scheduled to start for the Dodgers when they try to break a six-game losing streak against the Miami Marlins, who won the first two games of the series. By Steven Wine. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 12:10 p.m.


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