ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - The New York Yankees snapped their 5-game losing streak with a wild 6-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels yesterday. Mariano Rivera struck out Albert Pujols with the bases loaded to end the Angels' five-run rally in the ninth inning. CC Sabathia pitched five-hit ball into the ninth and Travis Hafner hit a three-run homer off Jered Weaver to help with the win.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles beat Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox 6-3 yesterday. Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 23rd home run and Nick Markakis had four hits and scored three runs. Lester gave up five runs and nine hits in five innings. The Red Sox right-hander came into the game with 14-1 lifetime record against the Orioles, including 7-0 at Camden Yards.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Mets beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 yesterday and salvaged what had been shaping up as another sorry afternoon. Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a three-run homer that capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning.
BOSTON (AP) -The Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks are getting ready for Game 3. The best-of-7 Stanley Cup Final series is tied at a game apiece. The Bruins evened it up Saturday night on Daniel Paille's goal at 13:48 of the first overtime. That's after the teams played 52:08 over three OTs on Wednesday in the series opener.
NEW YORK (AP) - There's still no word from the New York Rangers about a new coach. Meanwhile, reports have emerged that Alain Vigneault is the Rangers' choice to replace fired coach John Tortorella. Vigneault interviewed at the club's organizational meetings in California and then met with owner James Dolan in New York.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - The Seattle Storm rolled past the Connecticut Sun yesterday 78-66. Allison Hightower had 17 points and five rebounds for Connecticut. Tina Charles added 15 points and six rebounds, and Kara Lawson had 11 points.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green set an NBA Finals record for 3-pointers yesterday with 25 against the Miami Heat. Green broke Ray Allen's 2008 mark of 22 in a finals series with his fourth 3-pointer of the night early in the third quarter of Game 5. He later added two more and finished with 24 points, shooting 6 of 10 from long range.
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