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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Pennsylvania sports news from The Associated Press - abc27 WHTM

Sports Minute: Here is the latest Pennsylvania sports news from The Associated Press

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Kyle Lohse pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Carlos Gomez homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3. Lohse improved to 11-2 in his career against the Pirates, allowing one earned run in a win against them for the second time in six days.

DENVER (AP) - Troy Tulowitzki hit a three-run home run after No. 3 hitter Carlos Gonzalez was intentionally walked in front of him, Tyler Chatwood pitched seven strong innings for his first win of the season, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 12-1. Tulowitzki went 3 for 3 on the night.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia 76ers owner Joshua Harris calls the 19-win season a success. Harris says he believes the Sixers successfully completed the first step of their painful rebuilding process. He says the Sixers need at least two to four elite players to become a contender again in the NBA.

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Mets have traded slumping first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named. The Mets announced the move just minutes before they played Atlanta last night. Davis was on the field during batting practice earlier in the day.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Columbus Blue Jackets hope the return of forward R.J. Umberger will help them draw even with the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals tonight. Umberger missed Pittsburgh's 4-3 win in the series opener with an upper body injury. He has been cleared by team doctors and he expects the upstart Blue Jackets to continue the physical play that briefly rattled the Penguins in Game 1.

NEW YORK (AP) - The Philadelphia Flyers might have No. 1 goalie Steve Mason back for Game 2 against the Rangers. Mason missed Thursday's 4-1 loss to New York because of an undisclosed upper-body injury. He was hurt last Saturday against Pittsburgh, when he was knocked over and hit the back of his head on the ice. Mason participated in a goalie practice and says he's is feeling better. He has set his sights on playing tomorrow at Madison Square Garden.

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