BOSTON (AP) - Jonny Gomes hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday, completing a doubleheader sweep. It was a dramatic ending to a very long day, which started at 1 p.m. with Boston's 5-1 win in the opener, which was delayed almost three hours by rain.
ATLANTA (AP) - Zack Wheeler lived up the hype in his major league debut, pitching six scoreless innings to lead the New York Mets to a 6-1 victory over the first-place Atlanta Braves and a doubleheader sweep yesterday. In Game 1 of the doubleheader, 24-year-old Matt Harvey struck out a career-high 13 to lead the Mets past the Braves 4-3.
ATLANTA (AP) - The New York Mets have traded right-hander Collin McHugh to the Colorado Rockies for outfielder Eric Young Jr. The Mets announced the deal last night after sweeping a doubleheader at Atlanta. New York designated outfielder Collin Cowgill for assignment.
NEW YORK (AP) - The game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees has been postponed by rain, delaying the renewal of their old October rivalry. The game was called last night about 30 minutes before the scheduled first pitch. It will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader today, with start times of 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m.
BOSTON (AP) - Daniel Paille is thriving on the third line with two game-winning goals for the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals. His next chance will come tonight when the Boston Bruins try to improve on their 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series against the Chicago Blackhawks.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - The Stanley Cup finals' Game 3 drew the most viewers for the NHL on NBC Sports Network since the cable channel started televising the league in 2006. The Bruins' 2-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night averaged just over 4 million viewers, topping the 3.96 million for Boston's overtime victory in Game 2.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has undergone back surgery. Gronkowski's agent says the operation was performed yesterday and was successful. The Patriots open training camp in late July and start the regular season on September 8th at Buffalo.
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - State and local police spent hours at the Massachusetts home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez last night as another group of officers searched an industrial park nearby where a body was discovered the day before. Authorities would not comment on the actions while Sports Illustrated, citing an unidentified source, reported that Hernandez was not believed to be a suspect in what was being treated as a possible homicide.
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) - The Travelers Championship golf tournament has served as host for a giant baby shower. Forty pregnant military wives, whose spouses are on deployment from the Navy's submarine base in Groton or the Connecticut Army National Guard, were the guests of honor yesterday at the "Operation Shower" luncheon.
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