Sports, April 24th

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons suffered an embarrassing, lopsided loss yesterday to the first place Palisade Bulldogs.  The 35 to nothing score was the worst defeat in the history of the Glenwood baseball program.  Tomorrow, the Demons will fight to get back in the win column as the Summit Tigers come to West Glenwood for a doubleheader at 1 and 3pm.  Both games will be broadcast live on line at KMTS.com.

SOCCER

Coal Ridge—4    Aspen—0

Roaring Fork—3   Moffat County—1

Grand Valley—2  Vail Mtn. School—1

Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Lady Demons host the Eagle Valley Devils tonight at 6.

NBA/NUGGETS PLAYOFF SERIES

Denver—The Denver Nuggets lost their first home game in over three months last night.  The Golden State Warriors came out on top, 131 to 117 to even up the first round playoff series at a game a piece.   Game 3 will be played Friday night in Oakland.

 

NHL/AVALANCHE

Saint Louis, MO.—The Saint Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 3 to 1 to clinch a playoff spot.

MLB/ROCKIES

Denver—The Colorado Rockies were swept yesterday by the Atlanta Braves in a day/night doubleheader at Coors Field.  Game 1, which posted the coldest starting time in league history at 23 degrees, was won by Atlanta 4 to 3.  The Braves won the nightcap 10 to 2. 

 

WASHINGTON (AP) – Yadier Molina hit a two-run single off Stephen Strasburg during St. Louis’ three-run first inning and the Cardinals went on to a 4-2 win and sweep of the Nationals. Washington ace Strasburg now has the only four-start losing streak of his young career. The Nationals have lost six consecutive home games and nine of their last 12 overall to fall to 10-11.

CINCINNATI (AP) – Mat Latos retired the first 10 batters and 15 of the first 16 to lead Cincinnati to a 1-0 win over the Cubs. Todd Frazier’s 480-foot home run in the sixth inning was all the support Latos needed. He allowed four hits and a walk with four strikeouts.

HOUSTON (AP) – Chris Carter, Ronny Cedeno and Brandon Laird homered to power Houston to a 10-3 win over Seattle. The Astros took two of three in the series, and four of their seven wins this season have come against the Mariners, their new AL West foe

BALTIMORE (AP) – Jim Johnson walked Maicer Izturis with the bases loaded in the 11th inning to force in the tiebreaking run, and Toronto beat the Orioles 6-5. The Blue Jays hit four home runs to avert a three-game sweep and end Baltimore’s run of consecutive extra-inning victories at 17.

BOSTON (AP) – Celtics coach Doc Rivers says Kevin Garnett has a hip injury but it won’t keep him out of Game 3 of their playoff series against the New York Knicks tomorrow in Boston. Rivers says Garnett’s hip was bothering him during Tuesday night’s 87-71 loss to the Knicks. The victory gave New York a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

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