WAMC's Daily Sports Wrap

Apr 9, 2012

Well Bubba Watson beat Louis Oosthuizen by a stroke on the second playoff hole to win the 2012 Masters...

Trapped among the trees 155 yards from the hole and unable to see the green, Watson hit a huge hook Sunday and landed the ball safely on the 10th green. Watson two-putted for par, which was good enough when Oosthuizen bogeyed the hole. That gave Watson his first major victory.

Phil Mickelson, Peter Hanson, Lee Westwood, and Matt Kuchar finished in a four-way tie for third at 8-under. Tiger Woods finished the tournament 5-over.

To the NBA, yesterday in New York, Carmelo Anthony netted a season-high 43 points, including draining a go-ahead 3-pointer with 8.2 seconds left in OT, as the Knicks outlasted Chicago 100-99.

In Boston, Kevin Garnett dropped in 20 points, Rajon Rondo dished out 15 assists, as the Celtics blew out Philadelphia 103-79.
Elsewhere, San Antonio dumped Utah 114-104, Oklahoma City blasted Toronto 91-75, Miami rolled over Detroit 98-75, New Jersey cruised past Cleveland 122-117, and Houston hammered Sacramento 104-87.

To baseball, yesterday in Detroit, Alex Avila's two-run shot in the 11th, gave the Tigers a 13-12 win and a season-opening three game sweep of the Red Sox.  Miguel Cabrera's ninth-inning three run bomb sent the game into extra frames.  

In Tampa, not to be outdone by Boston's poor start, the Yankees bats mustered just three hits off Jeremy Hellickson, who went 8 2/3 scoreless innings, as the Rays shutout the Yankees 3-0 to complete a sweep of the three-game series.  The Yankees and Red Sox sit in the basement of the AL East at 0-3.

Elsewhere in the American League, Baltimore bounced Minnesota 3-1, Cleveland topped Toronto 4-3, Kansas City got by the Angels 7-3, and Texas blanked the White Sox 5-0.  

Over to the NL, yesterday in New York, Jonathon Niese took a no-no into the seventh, as the Mets completed a season-opening three-game sweep of the Braves 7-5.  

Elsewhere, Cincinnati rallied to beat Miami 6-5, Pittsburgh held off Philadelphia 5-4, the Cubs clipped Washington 4-3, Houston beat Colorado 3-2, St. Louis slammed Milwaukee 9-3, Arizona dropped San Francisco 7-6, and San Diego doubled up the Dodgers 8-4.

I'm Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.