Sports, May 9th

YANKEES-ROCKIES

Boesch lifts Yankees to 3-2 win over Rockies

DENVER (AP) – Pinch-hitter Brennan Boesch hit a tiebreaking infield single with the bases loaded in the ninth off closer Rafael Betancourt and the New York Yankees snapped a five-game skid at Coors Field with a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.

ROCKIES-TULOWITZKI OUT

Tulowitzki misses 2nd straight game
DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Rockies held shortstop Troy Tulowitzki out of the lineup because of soggy weather and not soreness in his legs. Tulowitzki says he ran before the game Wednesday against the New York Yankees and his legs “felt good.”

ANOTHER HONOR FOR THE NUGGETS

DENVER (AP) – For the second straight day a member of the Denver Nuggets has been honored. First it was coach George Karl, being named NBA coach of the year. Today it’s general manager Masai Ujiri (muh-SY’ yoo-JEER’-ee), who has been named the NBA’s executive of the year. The Nuggets won 57 games this season and 38 of 41 at home.

 

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS…

CLEVELAND (AP) – Cleveland’s Indians completed a four-game sweep of the Athletics today with a 9-2 win. The Tribe got home runs from Jason Kipnis, Nick Swisher and Mark Reynolds. Scott Kazmir went six innings to get the win. He struck out 10.

NEW YORK (AP) – Major League Baseball has acknowledged that the umpires in last night’s Cleveland-Oakland game got the call wrong on a ninth-inning hit by A’s infielder Adam Rosales. The umpires ruled a blast by Rosales a double, when in fact TV replays showed it was a home run. In making their decision the umpires used replay but still got the call wrong, according to Joe Torre of MLB.

UNDATED (AP) – Two teams, Chicago and Ottawa, can clinch the first round of the Stanley Cup playoff series they are involved in with a win tonight. The Blackhawks top the Wild 3-1 and play host in tonight’s game, while the Senators lead Montreal 3-1 and are playing on the Canadiens’ ice tonight.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) – Baltimore and Indianapolis pulled off a trade today. The Ravens acquired center A.Q. Shipley from the Colts for a conditional 2014 draft pick. Shipley played in 14 games last season with Indy, getting five starts.

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