Bucks rally past Raptors...Sharks get controversial win...Astros stay hot...Jackson makes MLB history
MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Brook Lopez scored 13 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied in the final minutes to beat the Toronto Raptors, 108-100 in Game 1 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals. Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) added 24 points for the Bucks, who are trying to reach the Finals for the third time in team history, and the first without Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Malcolm Brogdon scored 15 and Nikola Mirotic had 13 for Milwaukee, which closed the game on a 10-0 run.
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Erik Karlsson scored 5:23 into overtime to complete the Sharks’ 5-4 victory over the Blues in St. Louis. The goal occurred after officials missed a hand pass by Timo Meier moments earlier. The officials huddled following complaints by the Blues, but the play wasn’t reviewable and the goal stood. Joe Thornton scored twice for the Sharks, who blew a 3-1 lead and trailed 4-3 until Logan Couture tied it with 61 seconds left in regulation.
DETROIT (AP) _ The Houston Astros have the longest current winning streak in the majors. The Astros made it eight straight wins as Justin Verlander tossed two-hit ball over seven innings of a 5-1 verdict over the Tigers. Verlander struck out nine in his second start at Comerica Park since his 2017 trade from Detroit to Houston. Alex Bregman hit his 14th homer and Jake Marisnick added an RBI triple to help Verlander improve to 7-1.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Edwin Jackson became the first player in major league history to play for 14 teams when he made his Blue Jays debut in a 4-3 loss at San Francisco, four days after being acquired from Oakland. Jackson allowed two earned runs and six hits in five innings, including a two-run homer by Aramis (ah-RAH’-mihs) Garcia. Brandon Crawford snapped a 3-3 deadlock with a solo blast in the sixth.
NEW YORK (AP) _ New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andújar (an-DOO’-hahr) will have season-ending surgery to repair a small labrum tear in his right shoulder. Andujar was sidelined by the injury from April 1 to May 3 before going 6-for-47 with no extra-base hits in his return. He was last year’s AL Rookie of the Year runner-up.