Raptors grab 3-2 lead over Bucks...Marlins on a winning streak...A rainy start to Carb Day at Indy
MILWAUKEE (AP) _ The Toronto Raptors are one victory away from advancing to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history. Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard scored 35 points and the Raptors rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Bucks last night in Milwaukee, 105-99, to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. The series returns to Toronto tomorrow night for Game 6.
DETROIT (AP) _ Something unexpected is happening with the baseball team in Miami. The Marlins are actually winning some games. Miami won its sixth straight yesterday in Detroit as Garrett Cooper hit a grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning. The Marlins have a chance to extend that winning streak when they open a four-game series in Washington tonight. The struggling Nationals have lost five in a row.
HOUSTON (AP) _ Red Sox ace Chris Sale gets his second crack in a week at facing the Astros’ potent lineup when he starts tonight’s opener of a three-game series at Houston. The seven-time All-Star is one of the few pitchers to slow the Astros in recent weeks. He helped snap their 10-game winning streak Sunday at Fenway Park when he struck out 10 in 5 1/3 innings. Sale will face fellow left-hander Wade Miley.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The annual Carb Day revelry ahead of the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 has gotten off to a soggy start as a line of storms rolled over Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The speedway closed its gates briefly as lightning lit up the sky. The storms are expected to move away quickly, leaving in their wake a hot, humid day for thousands of fans planning to attend the final practice before the Indy 500. Also on deck Friday is the Indy Lights race, the pit stop competition and a concert headlined by Foreigner.
PARIS (AP) — Organizers say Nick Kyrgios (KEER’-ee-ohs) has withdrawn from the French Open, which begins Sunday. It’s not clear why. Last week, the 36th-ranked Australian defaulted and was fined during his second-round match at the Italian Open after an outburst of rage.