Knights back home...Harvey starts for Reds...Cespedes on DL
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights are hoping home ice will give them an edge against the Winnipeg Jets tonight in an NHL Western Conference final tied at a game apiece. Vegas needs to win three more games to become just the second first-year expansion team to reach the Stanley Cup final. The St. Louis Blues did it 50 years ago.
HOUSTON (AP) — After squandering their home-court advantage in Game One of the NBA’s Western Conference finals, the Houston Rockets hope to even things up against the Golden State Warriors tonight. The Rockets will want to make fewer miscues -- they coughed up the ball 13 times on Monday and the Warriors outscored them 18-3 on fast break points en route to a 119-106 victory.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Harvey makes his second start for the Reds in a game at San Francisco. The right-hander pitched four scoreless innings in his Cincinnati debut after being cut by the Mets. He was limited to 55 pitches in a 6-2 win over the Dodgers and pushed his fastball to a season-best 95.8 mph. He’ll be on a limited pitch count again against the Giants.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have placed outfielder Yoenis Cespedes on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hip flexor. The move was announced by the team today and is retroactive to Monday. Cespedes played through the injury for more than a week before getting an MRI on Tuesday morning, which revealed the strain. Manager Mickey Callaway says New York hoped Cespedes could heal while playing, but the problem persisted.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota catcher Jason Castro will miss the rest of the season following surgery to remove the meniscus in his right knee. Castro tore his meniscus, was operated on Tuesday by Dr. Richard Steadman and had been expected to be sidelined for four-to-six weeks. Minnesota said today that Steadman found damage to be more extensive than an MRI indicated.