Update on the latest sports
Lynn against Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — White Sox righty Lance Lynn tries to extend his super start this year when he faces the Twins for the second time in less than a week. Lynn, who’s 4-and-1 with a 1.30 ERA, limited Minnesota to one unearned run on two hits in five innings last Thursday in Chicago.
Among the other games on the big-league schedule:
— Anthony DeSclafani pitches for the first time at Great American Ball Park since leaving Cincinnati and signing with the Giants in December. DeSclafani pitched five seasons for the Reds. The 31-year-old righty is 3—and-1 with a 2.14 ERA in eight starts for San Francisco.
— Former AL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell starts for San Diego against the Rockies at Coors Field. Snell has been piling up the no-decisions since joining the Padres, going 1-and-0 with a 4.19 ERA in eight starts for his new team. The lefty hasn’t lasted more than 5 1/3 innings in any of his outings this year.
Update expected on Mike Trout
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Angels are expected to have an update today on Mike Trout. He left last night’s win over Cleveland before the second inning because of a strained right calf.
The three-time MVP was limping after running to third on an inning-ending popup in the first. Following the game, manager Joe Maddon said Trout was undergoing further evaluation — including an MRI — and the team would know more today.
Trout began the day batting .333 but was 1 for 17 in his past six games.
Islanders, Lighting, Wild seek second wins
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The New York Islanders are up one-game-to-none heading into the second game of their first-round NHL playoff series against the Penguins in Pittsburgh.
The Tampa Bay Lightning carry a similar advantage into Game 2 against Florida, while the Minnesota Wild, after winning Game 1 in Las Vegas, look to go up 2-0 tonight.
Meanwhile, the Vancouver Canucks and the Calgary Flames play each other twice more — including tonight’s game in Vancouver. Both have been eliminated from the playoffs, and these games are just to complete their regular season, interrupted by a COVID-19 outbreak on the Canucks.
Two games in Eastern play-in round
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have lost nine consecutive postseason games as they head into tonight’s play-in round game at home against Charlotte. The Hornets have only made three playoffs appearances since 2001-02,
Tonight’s other Eastern Conference play-in tournament game features the number-seven seed Boston Celtics and the eighth-seeded Washington Wizards.
Swiss prospect beats former U.S. Open champ
GENEVA (AP) — Eighteen-year-old Swiss prospect Dominic Stephan Stricker beat former U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic 7-6 (5), 6-1 in the first round of the Geneva Open in his ATP tour debut with Roger Federer watching. The 2020 French Open junior champion is ranked 419th, while Cilic is ranked 46th.
Stricker has practiced previously with Federer. The Swiss great watched some of the play before going on court in a second-round match against Pablo Andujar.
Federer and Stricker could meet in the quarterfinals.