SATURDAY, MAY 18
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL:
Cincinnati (Arroyo 3-4) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 4-1), 4:05 p.m.
Houston (Bedard 0-2) at Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 3-4), 7:05 p.m.
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER:
Chicago at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
Crosby leads Penguins to 4-3 win over Senators
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sidney Crosby had his second career playoff hat trick and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Brenden Morrow added his first playoff goal in more than five years, Tomas Vokoun made 19 saves and the Penguins rode their superstar captain to their fourth straight victory.
Crosby beat Craig Anderson three times in the game's first 22 minutes, sending the goalie to the bench after stopping 18 of 21 shots.
Kyle Turris, Colin Greening and Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored for the Senators, but couldn't stop Ottawa from falling into a deep hole against the Eastern Conference's top seed. The Senators have never won a playoff series after dropping the first two games.
Dropped fly ball gives Pirates 5-4 win over Astros
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jimmy Paredes dropped Russell Martin's bases-loaded fly ball when he collided with second baseman Jake Elmore with two outs in the ninth inning, the second missed catch by a Houston right fielder, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied past the Astros 5-4 Friday night.
Down 4-1, Pittsburgh started its comeback in the sixth when Chris Carter, usually a designated hitter, dropped Andrew McCutchen's fly ball for a three-base error and Garrett Jones followed with a double.
Pedro Alvarez hit a two-run homer in the eighth, a 462-foot drive that cleared the right-field stands and went into the Allegheny River on one hop.
Lee, Rollins lead Phils over Reds
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Domonic Brown drove in the tiebreaking run on an infield grounder in the eighth and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped the Cincinnati Reds' 6-game winning streak with a 5-3 victory on Friday night.
Jimmy Rollins hit a two-run homer and Cliff Lee threw seven sharp innings for the Phillies, who've won 4 of 5.
Joey Votto hit a tying solo homer off Antonio Bastardo in the eighth, and Jay Bruce hit a two-run shot for Cincinnati.
Lee gave up two runs and six hits, striking out seven. Justin De Fratus (2-0) got two batters out in the eighth and Jonathan Papelbon finished for his eighth save in eight tries.
Phillies call up RHP B.J. Rosenberg
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Phillies have recalled right-hander B.J. Rosenberg from AAA Lehigh Valley and sent left-hander Raul Valdes down.
Rosenberg was 1-2 with a 6.12 ERA in 22 relief appearances for Philadelphia last season. He was 1-3 and had a 4.30 ERA in seven starts at Lehigh this season.
Valdes was 1-0 with a 7.65 ERA in 10 appearances out of the bullpen.
Pirates put RHP Jose Contreras on bereavement list
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Right-hander Jose Contreras was placed on the bereavement list Friday by the Pittsburgh Pirates and right-hander Jared Hughes was recalled from AAA Indianapolis to take his spot in the bullpen.
Contreras must remain inactive for at least three days but cannot stay on the bereavement list for more than seven. He is 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA over five appearances this season.
Hughes pitched 6 2-3 scoreless innings in six appearances with Indianapolis. He began the season with the Pirates and was 1-2 with a 4.61 ERA in 13 games.
F Sheldon Jeter transferring away from Vanderbilt
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Forward Sheldon Jeter is transferring away from Vanderbilt after only one season with the Commodores to play closer to home.
Vanderbilt announced Jeter's decision Friday.
The 6-foot-7 forward from Beaver Falls, Pa., started 7 of his 33 games as a freshman, and he averaged 5.5 points and 3.4 rebounds for the Commodores.
Coach Kevin Stallings said in a statement they wish Jeter the best.
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