A must-win for the Bucks in Toronto...Mets await Conforto’s return...Rainy forecast for Indy 500
TORONTO (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks need a win tonight in Toronto if they hope to get to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974. The top team in the NBA in the regular season has lost three straight games for the first time all season. The Raptors have won three in a row and can advance to the finals for the first time in franchise history with a win tonight in Game 6.
NEW YORK (AP) _ The Mets are hoping to have outfielder Michael Conforto back in the lineup this weekend, as they continue a three-game series at home against Detroit. Conforto was eligible to come off the seven-day concussion list yesterday, but wasn’t activated. The Tigers halted a nine-game losing streak with a 9-8 victory in last night’s opener.
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ The Cardinals say struggling right-hander Michael Wacha (WAH’-kuh) is going to work out of the bullpen. He is 2-2 with a 6.39 ERA in his last five starts. The 27-year-old Wacha last pitched in relief on Sept. 26, 2016. He was the National League Championship Series MVP as a rookie in 2013 and an All-Star in 2015. St. Louis is hosting Atlanta this weekend.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — All eyes are on the skies for tomorrow’s Indianapolis 500. The forecast calls for an 80 to 90 percent chance of rain, with thunderstorms expected throughout the day. If storms hit the speedway, the race could be delayed, shortened or postponed until Monday.
MONACO (AP) — Lewis Hamilton will take the pole position for tomorrow’s Monaco Grand Prix after beating teammate Valtteri Bottas. Max Verstappen qualified in third place for Red Bull, ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.