Callaway under fire...Jays host Boston...Warriors can complete sweep
NEW YORK (AP) _ Mets manager Mickey Callaway is on the hot seat as his slumping team returns home to play NL East rival Washington. New York has lost five straight and was swept in three games at lowly Miami over the weekend, totaling only three hits in consecutive shutouts. The listless Mets are 11-and-21 in their last 32 games.
TORONTO (AP) _ Big-hitting rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Toronto Blue Jays host Boston in an afternoon game on Victoria Day. The 20-year-old Guerrero has homered four times in his last six games — he didn’t homer in the first 13 games after making his debut in late April. Red Sox lefty David Price is scheduled to come off the injured list and start. He has been sidelined with elbow tendinitis since May 3.
HOUSTON (AP) _ AL home run leader George Springer has stiffness in his lower back and won’t play when the Astros open a series at home against the White Sox. The outfielder made an early exit Sunday at Fenway Park when he felt tightness. Springer, who has 17 home runs, will be re-evaluated in Houston.
CHICAGO (AP) _ An All-Star for the Cubs when they won the 2016 World Series, Jake Arrieta starts at Wrigley Field for the Philadelphia Phillies. Yu Darvish pitches for Chicago in the opener of a four-game series between NL division leaders.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The Golden State Warriors can complete a sweep of their Western Conference final series against the Trail Blazers tonight in Portland. No team has ever rallied to win an NBA playoff series after losing the first three games. The Warriors came back from an 18-point deficit to win Game 3 on Saturday.