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. Game 3 is tomorrow in Ottawa.
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 Pirates rallied past the Astros 5-4. 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.
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.
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.
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. He is 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA over five appearances this season.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have signed undrafted free agent quarterback Matt McGloin. McGloin set a Penn State record with 46 career touchdown passes. He also set single-season program marks in 2012 for completions and yards passing and tied the season record in touchdown passes.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Forward Sheldon Jeter is transferring away from Vanderbilt after only one season with the Commodores to play closer to home. The 6-foot-7 forward from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, 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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