Rockets look to bounce back…Game 7 is needed in NHL…Rafael Palmeiro homers for independent team

Rockets look to bounce back…Game 7 is needed in NHL…Rafael Palmeiro homers for independent team





SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The Houston Rockets will try to bounce back tonight from the most lopsided loss in their post-season history — the 126-85 defeat by the Golden State Warriors in Game 3. The win gave the Warriors a 2-1 series lead in the NBA’s Western Conference finals.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The Vegas Golden Knights will have to wait one more night to find out which team they’ll play for the Stanley Cup. The Washington Capitals evened-up the NHL’s Eastern Conference final at three games apiece last night with a physical 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning, setting up a deciding Game 7 tomorrow night at Tampa Bay.

CHICAGO (AP) – It’s another rematch of the 2016 World Series when the Chicago Cubs host Cleveland at Wrigley Field. Trevor Bauer pitches for the Indians after throwing eight shutout innings with 10 strikeouts last Wednesday in Detroit. Tyler Chatwood goes for the Cubs. Bauer and Chatwood both won when the teams split a two-game series last month in Cleveland.

HOUSTON (AP) – Gerrit Cole starts at home tonight for Houston, facing the Giants. The right-hander has been dominant in his first season with the Astros, going 4-1 with a 1.75 ERA while striking out 93 in 61 2/3 innings.

CLEBURNE, Texas (AP) – Rafael Palmeiro still has power, even at 53. After hitting more than 500 home runs in the major leagues, Palmeiro went deep last night for the first time in his return to baseball with an independent team. He connected in the fifth inning for the Cleburne Railroaders in Texas, who went on to a 4-3 loss in 11 innings against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. Palmeiro batted sixth in the lineup, right behind his son, Patrick.