Mariners put Hernandez on injured list...Yankees to activate Hicks...Rain postpones Regions Tradition
BOSTON (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have placed right-hander Félix Hernández on the 10-day injured list with a strained right shoulder, a day after he became the 36th pitcher in major league history to reach 2,500 strikeouts. The 33-year-old Hernández is 1-4 with a 6.52 ERA and did not make it out of the third inning in a 9-5 loss to the Red Sox yesterday.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees plan to activate center fielder Aaron Hicks before tomorrow’s homestand opener against the Baltimore Orioles. Hicks hurt his back during batting practice March 1 and needed a pair of cortisone shots. The 29-year-old centerfielder agreed to a $70 million, seven-year contract in February.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The final round of the Regions Tradition in Birmingham, Alabama, has been postponed until tomorrow. Play barely got underway this morning before it was suspended because of thunderstorms. Four and a half hours of steady rain later, PGA Tour Champions officials called it off. Play resumes with an early two-tee start. Steve Stricker led by two strokes after three rounds.
MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton beat teammate Valtteri Bottas to win the Spanish Grand Prix for a third consecutive year today, securing a fifth one-two finish for Mercedes to start the Formula One season. Hamilton’s third win of the campaign let him take the championship lead by seven points over Bottas, who had entered the race with a one-point advantage. It was the five-time and defending champion’s 76th career victory. Only Michael Schumacher has more with 91.
KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — The United States rebounded from an upset loss to Slovakia in the opening game at the ice hockey world championship by routing France 7-1 today. The U.S. next faces Finland tomorrow.