MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015
SCORES:
NEWS ITEMS:
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National League:
Pittsburgh 8
Arizona 0

Milwaukee 6
St. Louis 2

Chicago 5
Cincinnati 2

NHL:
Montreal 2
Ottawa 0

Minnesota 4
St. Louis 1

NBA:
Cleveland 101
Boston 93

LA Clippers 114
San Antonio 105

Washington 125
Toronto 94

Dallas 121
Houston 109

 

Five Straight
PHOENIX (AP) - Francisco Liriano pitched effectively into the seventh inning in a combined three-hitter and the Pittsburgh Pirates completed their first sweep in Arizona with an 8-0 win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday. Making his 200th career start, Liriano (1-1) offset six walks with seven strikeouts and allowed two hits in 6 1-3 innings. He has now beaten 29 of the 30 teams in the majors.
Pedro Alvarez hit a two-run single off Jeremy Hellickson (1-3) in the first inning and Neil Walker added a two-run double off the right-hander in the fifth. Gregory Polanco had three of Pittsburgh's 14 hits and scored three runs. Walker also had three hits, finishing the series 7 for 12. Pittsburgh has won five straight and eight of 10.

Wainright Could Be Done For Season
MILWAUKEE (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left Achilles and left ankle injury. The club admits he could be out much longer. The 33-year-old was injured while batting in the top of the fifth inning of a 5-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers last night. The injuries occurred after Wainwright broke from the batter's box on a fifth-inning popup.
The Card' general manager says there is a chance Wainwright might miss the rest of the season.

Rohanna Wins In Sarasota
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Rachel Rohanna won the Guardian Retirement Championship on Sunday for her first Symetra Tour title, beating five players by two strokes. Rohanna finished with a 2-over 74 in windy conditions for a 5-under 211 total at difficult Sara Bay. The 24-year-old former Ohio State player earned $16,500 to jump from 16th to fourth on the money list with $23,223. The top 10 at the end of the season will earn 2016 LPGA Tour cards. Rohanna, from Waynesburg, opened with a 71 and had a 66 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round. Lee Lopez (70), Lindy Duncan (70), Jean Reynolds (70), Maude-Aimee Leblanc (71) and Giulia Molinaro (74) tied for second. Lopez took the money lead with $26,698.

Baseball/Softball Stretch Drive Continues
With just 10 days left in the regular season, area high school baseball and softball teams are scrambling to complete their section schedules. WPIAL softball brackets are due out May 7, with baseball coming out the next day. Those brackets will include the top three teams in each section plus any unbreakable ties. We'll have the biggest games down the home stretch on WJPA-AM (1450).

Here's an up-to-date look at where area teams stand in the race:
Softball Quad-A: Canon-McMillan shares the Section 5 lead. Peters Township is in fourth, three games out of a berth with just three games left to play. Triple-A: Trinity is one game back of Section 3 leader Belle Vernon. Ringgold has been eliminated. Double-A: Burgettstown leads Section 1 by one game over South Side Beaver. In Section 2, most teams have 5-6 games left. Carmichaels is unbeaten, leading McGuffey by one game. Bentworth is another 1.5 games back, followed by Brownsville, Beth-Center and Charleroi--all still alive.
Class A: Chartiers-Houston is tied with Jeff-Morgan on top of the Section 1 standings. Avella and Fort Cherry have to win out and get help to make the playoffs. Section 2 California is in the same situation as the Eagles and Rangers.

Baseball Quad-A: If the playoffs started today, Canon-McMillan would be in, Peters Township out. But there are plenty of games left in Section 5 and those two are part of a five-team group separated by just two games behind unbeaten Mt. Lebanon. Triple-A: In Section 3, Trinity and McGuffey have been eliminated. In Section 4, most teams still have seven games remaining, but Ringgold needs help to climb out of the cellar. The Rams are currently 2.5 games out of the last playoff spot. Double-A: Burgettstown is 2.5 games back of the last spot in Section 1, Fort Cherry three full games out of the race with seven left to play. In Section 2, Wash High is two games behind Brownsville while Waynesburg leads Chartiers-Houston by one game in the race for the third spot. Beth-Center and Charleroi are still alive. Class A: Unbeat California has clinched a berth and leads Section 1. Bentworth clinches a spot with any win. In Section 5, Avella needs to close a two-game gap on Bishop Canevin over the final games games of the season.

Rose Wins Zurich Classic
AVONDALE, La. (AP) - Justin Rose finished first in the PGA's Zurich Classic in Avondale, Louisiana. Rose shot a final round 6-under-66 to complete play at 22-under, one in front of Cameron Tringale. Boo Weekley was another shot back. To secure the win Rose birdied the final two holes. He has now won at least once in six seasons.

Teen Takes Another LPGA Championship
DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) - World No. 1 Lydia Ko won the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic for the second straight year, beating Morgan Pressel on the second hole of a playoff. Brooke Henderson, the 17-year-old from Canada, had a 74 and missed the playoff by one shot.

Busch Fatest At Richmond
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Kurt Busch dominated once he took the lead and won the rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway. Busch led 291 of the 400 laps and outran Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kevin Harvick over the final dozen laps. The race was delayed because of rain Saturday night.

ON The AIR:

Today
HS Softball
Trinity at
Belle Vernon
WJPA-AM (1450)
4:00 pm--Listen Here!

Pirates at
Chicago Cubs
WJPA-AM (1450)
7:40 pm

Tuesday
HS Softball
McGuffey at
Bentworth
WJPA-AM (1450)
4:00 pm--Listen Here!

Pirates at
Chicago Cubs
WJPA-AM (1450)
7:40 pm

Wednesday
HS Baseball
Waynesburg at
Chartiers-Houston
WJPA-AM (1450)
4:00 pm--Listen Here!

Pirates at
Chicago Cubs
WJPA-AM (1450)
7:40 pm

Thursday
HS Softball
Burgettstown at
South Side Beaver
WJPA-AM (1450)
4:00 pm--Listen Here!

Canon-McMillan
at Baldwin
WJPA-AM (1450)
7:15 pm--Listen Here!

Friday
Pirates at
St. Louis Cardinals
WJPA-AM (1450)
7:50 pm

Saturday
Pirates at
St. Louis Cardinals
WJPA-AM (1450)
1:50 pm

Sunday (5/3)
Pirates at
St. Louis Cardinals
WJPA-AM (1450)
1:15pm

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