WEDNESDAY, MAY 22
NHL CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS:
Pittsburgh at Ottawa. 7:30 p.m.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL:
Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 2-5) at Pittsburgh (Liriano 2-0), 7:05 p.m.
Philadelphia (Lee 4-2) at Miami (Slowey 1-4), 7:10 p.m.
Young and Howard lift Phillies over Marlins
MIAMI (AP) - Delmon Young homered and Ryan Howard added three hits and three RBIs to help carry the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.
Tyler Cloyd (1-0) allowed two runs and eight hits in seven innings. He was recalled from AAA Lehigh Valley (International League) earlier in the day.
Miami's Jose Fernandez went five innings, allowing one run and five hits. He walked one and struck out two.
Philadelphia went ahead 2-1 in the sixth when Domonic Brown's ground out scored Howard from third. Howard led off with a single and took third on Young's double to deep center off Duane Below (0-1).
Howard's single with the bases loaded scored two runs and highlighted a four-run seventh that gave the Phillies a 6-1 lead. Howard returned to the lineup after missing two games with a sore left knee. He received a cortisone shot Sunday.
Pirates beat Cubs 5-4 behind Snider's grand slam
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Travis Snider hit a pinch-hit grand slam during a five-run sixth and the Pittsburgh Pirates spoiled a strong return to the mound for Matt Garza with a 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.
Garza allowed one hit over five shutout innings in his first outing in 10 months, but the Pirates pounced on a Chicago bullpen that is 10th in the National League in ERA by sending 11 men to the plate in the sixth.
Snider's first career home run with the bases loaded was the first Pirates pinch-hit grand slam in five years.
Garza had been sidelined since July 21 because of a stress reaction in his right elbow and, later, a strained upper back.
Wandy Rodriguez (5-2) allowed three runs on six hits over six innings for the Pirates, who have won 9 of 11.
Senators relish chance to tie series vs. Pens
OTTAWA (AP) - After a win in Game 3, the Ottawa Senators are confident they can tie their series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Senators trail the Penguins 2-1 in their Eastern Conference semifinal series heading into Game 4 Wednesday.
"The next game is the biggest game of the year, that's the way it is," Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson said. "No matter what happens you treat it (as the biggest game) and when that's done you do the same for the next one."
The Senators' confidence in themselves and their ability to rebound has been the benchmark of their season. Ottawa's 2-1 double-overtime win Sunday night was just another example.
Alfredsson tied the game at 1-1 with 29 seconds remaining in regulation and Colin Greening went on to score the winner at 7:39 of the second overtime.
Steelers ready to work after bumpy offseason
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has a new motto he'd like his players to follow in 2013: less talk, more work.
Pittsburgh slogged through an 8-8 season in 2012, missing the playoffs and leading to several players criticizing the culture in the locker room. It was an unusual development for 1 of the NFL's most stable franchises, and a trend the Steelers know needs to end if they want to bounce back.
The team will have to do it without some familiar faces. James Harrison, Mike Wallace and Rashard Mendenhall are among a half-dozen starters last year who are now playing elsewhere. Veteran cornerback Ike Taylor says there are more new faces than ever before, a sign the door on his career is closing.
Yet Taylor added the pieces remain in place for Pittsburgh to win.
LARRY HOLMES-PARKING DISPUTE
Retired boxer wins round in Pa. parking dispute
EASTON, Pa. (AP) - Former heavyweight boxing champion Larry Holmes has won a legal round in a towing dispute at his eastern Pennsylvania restaurant.
Holmes sued in January, saying a neighbor was wrongfully towing cars from a shared parking lot by his restaurant in Easton, Champ's Corner. The Express-Times reports a Northampton County judge ruled the neighbor, Riverstar Properties, must stop towing vehicles until the lawsuit is resolved.
Judge Leonard Zito says the city would be harmed if a restaurant owned by 1 of its most prominent citizens was damaged by "indiscriminate towing." Holmes says he and his neighbor have a parking agreement.
Riverstar Properties attorney Malcolm Gross says his client has been towing unauthorized vehicles, but hasn't been towing any of Holmes' customers.
Holmes grew up in Easton and was heavyweight champion from 1978 to 1985.
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