AP SportsMinute; Red Sox Return To Fenway
Two pitchers look to go to 4-0
UNDATED (AP) — Barring a change in the schedule because of the events unfolding in Boston, the Red Sox are home to Kansas City this evening. Clay Buchholz of the Sox is looking for his fourth win in as many decisions and starts the day with a 0.41 earned run average. The game could also mark the season debut of David Ortiz in a Boston uniform. He has missed the first few weeks of the season rehabbing an Achilles injury.
Matt Harvey of the Mets is also looking to go 4-0 as he takes the mound for the New Yorkers tonight against Washington. He’ll be facing the ace of the Nationals staff, Stephen Strasburg, who is 1-2. In his last outing, Harvey flirted with a no-hitter at Minnesota.
Overall, it is a full schedule of games in big league baseball with the interleague game taking place in Baltimore as the Orioles entertain the Dodgers.
Six game schedule on ice tonight
UNDATED (AP) — The Boston Bruins are scheduled to entertain Pittsburgh tonight. The Bruins start the night with 57 points, two back of idle Montreal in the Northeast Division race. The Penguins have already clinched the Atlantic Division.
The clubs canceled their morning skates because of the ongoing incidents in Boston surrounding the efforts to capture a suspect in the bombing case.
In games featuring teams vying for a playoff berth, the Rangers are in Buffalo and St. Louis is home to Dallas. The Rangers are tied with idle Winnipeg for the final spot in the East with 48 points, while the Sabres have 44. In the West, St. Louis is holding down the seventh spot with 52 points while the Stars have 47 points and are two points back of Columbus for the eighth and final berth from the West.
Round two in progress
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Second-round play is underway at the PGA’s RBC Heritage event at Hilton Head Island, S.C. Kevin Streelman got off to a good start at 2-under for the day after six holes to go to 7-under for the tournament. First-round leader Brian Davis starts the round at minus-6.
It’s third round play today
KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Round three of the LPGA’s Lotte (LOH’-tay) Championship is being played today. The leader at the end of play yesterday was Suzann Pettersen (PEHT’-ur-suhn), who rebounded from her lone bogey with three back-nine birdies. The Norwegian, a 10-time LPGA Tour winner ranked sixth in the world, shot a 3-under 69 to reach 10-under 134. Defending champion Ai Miyazato (EYE mee-yah-ZAH’-toh) is one shot back.
Opening round play
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — The first round of the Champions Tour event in Duluth, Ga., the Greater Gwinnett (gwih-NEHT’) Championship, starts today. Most of the top names on the Champions Tour will compete for the inaugural Greater Gwinnett title, including rookie Rocco Mediate (MEE’-dee-ayt), who won the Allianz Championship on Feb. 10 to became the 16th player to win in his first Champions Tour event. Tom Watson is also taking part.