NCAA advancers...Opening day homer record...Canucks still hopeful
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Texas Tech is in a regional final for the second straight year after defeating Michigan 63-44 in the second West Region semifinal in Anaheim, California. The Red Raiders knocked out last year’s national runner-up. In other action, Purdue outlasted Tennessee 99-94 in overtime. Gonzaga rolled past Florida State 72-58. Top-seeded Virginia topped Oregon. Virginia closed out the night with a 53-49 victory over No. 12 Oregon.
TORONTO (AP) — Jordan Zimmermann flirted with opening day history on Thursday by taking a perfect game into the seventh inning against the Detroit Tigers. Christian Stewart hit a two-run homer in the 10th and the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0. Hall of Famer Bob Feller threw the only no-hitter on opening day, for Cleveland in 1940.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Reigning homer run champion Khris Davis went deep for the second time this season, Marcus Semien added a solo shot and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-0 on for their first win after a pair of losses to Seattle last week in Japan. Mike Trout singled and walked going 1 for 3 in his first game since signing a $426.5 million, 12-year contract.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joc Pederson and Enrique Hernandez each hit two of the Dodgers’ eight home runs in a 12-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The eight homers set a major league record for opening day and tied the franchise record for any game. Adam Jones and Christian Walker went deep for the Diamondbacks.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tanner Pearson scored in the fourth round of the shootout and the Vancouver Canucks kept their faint playoff hopes alive, beating the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 Thursday night. The win snapped a three-game losing skid for the Canucks.