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FRIDAY, APRIL 18

MLB:

Milwaukee (Lohse 2-1) at Pittsburgh (Morton 0-1), 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia (Pettibone 0-0) at Colorado (Chatwood 0-0), 8:40 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS:

Philadelphia and Pittsburgh both idle

BREWERS-PIRATES

Pirates, Lohse face rematch

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates will be looking for some payback this evening as they take on Kyle Lohse and the Milwaukee Brewers for the second time in a week.

Lohse and the Brewers took that meeting Sunday, 4-1 at Miller Park with the righthander going 8 2/3 innings in the win.

The Pirates will send right hander Charlie Morton to the mound for this evening's contest. He comes into tonight at 0-1.

Andrew McCutchen drove in three runs -- including his first home run of the season -- in the series' opener last night, which the Pirates won 11-2. The loss was the Brewers' first on the road so far this season. Edinson Volquez gave up two runs over seven innings to notch his first win this year.

PHILLIES-ROCKIES

Revere's RBI single lifts Phillies over Braves 1-0

DENVER (AP) - The Philadelphia Phillies are in Denver, opening up a road trip tonight against the Colorado Rockies.

The Phillies will start righthander Jonathan Pettibone, who opened the season with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He didn't get the decision in his 2014 debut last Saturday against Florida, allowing two runs by the Marlins over his five innings.

The Rockies plan to start Tyler Chatwood. The righthanded Chatwood gave up four runs over six innings in his first start of the year against the Giants as he came off the DL for a strained hamstring.

Both teams open the series a game under .500. The Phillies yesterday afternoon beat the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park, with A.J. Burnett tossing three-hit ball over his seven innings.

NHL PLAYOFFS

Bruins and Red Wings open post season play

(AP) - Three more Stanley Cup playoff games are on the ice for tonight. The Bruins, the top seed in the Eastern Conference, start play with a game against Detroit. The Red Wings finished the regular season as the eighth seed in the East. During the regular season the Wings won three of the four games the teams played. The last time these teams met in the playoffs was way back in 1957 when Dwight Eisenhower was president and Elvis Presley was buying Graceland at the age of 22.

The other two games are the second in those series. Montreal took the first game against the Lightning 5-4 in overtime and tonight they play Game 2 in Tampa, while in Anaheim the Ducks look to go up 2-0 against Dallas after winning the opening game 4-3.

Both the Flyers and the Penguins are off tonight in their respective series. The Flyers dropped their opener last night to the Rangers in New York, 4-1. Pittsburgh took their opener, 4-3, over Columbus on Wednesday night. The Penguins play game two in their series tomorrow while the Flyers return to action on Sunday.

PENN STATE BLUE-WHITE GAME

Nittany Lions set date for 2015 Blue-White game

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State has set Saturday, April 18, as the date for next year's Blue-White instrasquad football game at Beaver Stadium.

The school announced the date this week after the Nittany Lions wrapped up their spring practice schedule last Saturday. An estimated 72,000 people turned out for last weekend's Blue-White contest, with the Blue defeating the White 37-0.

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