Blues best Sharks ... Otani’s first homer ... Judge blocks Kraft video
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ The NHL Western Conference playoffs between St. Louis and San Jose stand all square at a game apiece. The Blues outskated the Sharks 4.2. Defensemen Vince Dunn and Robert Bortuzzo scored second-period goals that helped the Blues overcome another big game from San Jose’s Logan Couture. Dunn’s second goal of the postseason gave the Blues a 2-0 lead and Bortuzzo then added his first career playoff goal late in the period after Couture had tied the game.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Shohei Ohtani (SHOH’-hay oh-TAH’-nee) hit his first home run of the season for the Los Angeles Angels, a towering two-run shot in the third inning against Minnesota ace Jose Berrios that fueled a 5-4 victory over the Twins. Ohtani, who made his 2019 debut last week in his return from Tommy John elbow surgery, reached base on four of his five plate appearances.
CHICAGO (AP) _ Yoán Moncada hit two of Chicago’s four solo homers and Reynaldo López pitched 7 2/3 effective innings, leading the White Sox to a 5-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians. José Abreu (ah-BRAY’-oo) and Welington Castillo also connected for Chicago, which earned its third straight win. The White Sox also improved to 4-3 against the Indians this season after they went 5-14 against the Tribe last year.
DETROIT (AP) — Aledmys Diaz, Robinson Chirinos, Jake Marisnick and Alex Bregman homered for Houston, which extended its winning streak to six games with the win over Detroit. Brad Peacock allowed a run and three hits in five innings for Houston, which has won nine of its last 10 games. The AL West-leading Astros knocked Matthew Boyd out of the game in four innings.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has blocked prosecutors from using video that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft engaging in paid sex at a massage parlor. Judge Leonard Hanser ruled Monday that Jupiter police did not follow proper procedures after installing the hidden cameras that secretly recorded Kraft visiting the Orchids of Asia Day Spa twice in January.