In baseball news, Boston's David Ortiz has passed Harold Baines to become Major League Baseball's career leader in hits by a designated hitter. Ortiz collected his 1,689th hit in his first at-bat and also homered in the Red Sox' 11-4 rout of Seattle.
The Yankees ended their three-game slide. Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer, Lyle Overbay added a grand slam and the Yankees snapped out of their offensive funk with an 8-1 victory over the Royals. Fox Sports is reporting Derek Jeter will make his season debut today with the Yankees as they host Kansas City.
In the NBA, the search in Boston to replace Doc Rivers is over. The Celtics hired Butler's Brad Stevens as head coach. Stevens has spent the last six years as the head coach of Butler, twice leading the Bulldogs to the NCAA championship game.
Moving over to baseball news, pinch-hitter Jonny Gomes led off the bottom of the ninth with a homer to end Boston's 2-1 win over San Diego. Mike Carp had two hits and scored a run for Boston, which is 7-1 on its nine-game homestand.
In baseball news, Alex Rodriguez went hitless in two at-bats for the Charleston RiverDogs in his first game since left hip surgery in January.
Checking the scoreboard, the Yankees beat the Twins 7-3. Robinson Cano homered for the third straight game and Phil Hughes gave up one run on six hits in seven innings. The Twins also gave Mariano Rivera an unusual gift. They presented Rivera a rocking chair made in part from broken bats with the inscription, "Chair of Broken Dreams."
In baseball news, it was an emotional night for Arizona. The Diamondbacks wore a black arm band to honor the 19 firefighters killed this week fighting wild fires. As for the game, the Mets erased a 3-0 deficit before Andrew Brown hit a two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the 13th to complete a 5-4 win over Arizona.
Well, A-Rod is set to play his first minor league game on a rehabilitation assignment. The Yankees said Monday that Rodriguez is scheduled to start tonight for Single-A Charleston in the South Atlantic League.
Well, the Red Sox beat the Rangers 6-3 last night. David Ortiz hit a game-ending three-run homer, lifting the Red Sox to victory after trailing by three runs. Jacoby Ellsbury scored the tying run on a fielder's choice in the seventh inning of his first game after sitting out five straight because of a groin injury.
Elsewhere, the Yankees won 6-1 over Seattle. Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer and Mark Teixeira followed with a solo shot as part of New York's six-run third inning. Phil Hughes took a shutout into the eighth.
In the NBA playoffs, the Pacers have taken a 3-1 series lead on the Knicks after a 93-82 victory last night. Indiana needs one more win to reach the conference finals for the first time since 2004. Elsewhere, Tony Parker scored 25 points in leading the Spurs to a 109-91 win over Golden State and a 3-2 lead in their playoff series.
Checking NHL playoff action, Tomas Vokoun stopped 35 shots helping Pittsburgh defeat Ottawa 4-1. Game 2 is Friday in Pittsburgh. Also, Los Angeles shut out San Jose 2-0.
In golf news, Tiger Woods has become the fourth two-time winner of The Players Championship. Woods parred his final two holes for a 2-under-par 70 that left him 13-under for the tournament on Sunday.
In the NBA, the Warriors beat the Spurs 97-87 in overtime. Golden State and San Antonio are now locked into a best-of-3 Western Conference semifinal after splitting the first four games. Elsewhere, the NBA has fined Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau $35,000 for comments he made about the officiating following Friday's loss to Miami.
In the NHL playoffs, Tomas Vokoun stopped 31 shots in his first playoff start in six years and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Islanders 4-0 on Thursday night in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series. The Penguins lead the series 3-2. Game 6 is Saturday in New York. Elsewhere it was Ottawa over Montreal 6-1 and Chicago beat Minnesota 5-1. Tonight the New York Rangers take on the Capitals in Game 5. The series is tied at two games apiece.
In the NBA playoffs, Jeff Green scored 18 points and the Celtics cut the Knicks' lead to 3-2 with a 92-86 victory Wednesday night. Kevin Garnett netted 16 points. The Celtics will host Game 6 on Friday night, needing two victories to become the first NBA team to overcome a 3-0 deficit to win a series. Elsewhere, it was Indiana over Atlanta 106-83. Oklahoma City fell to Houston 107-100. James Harden scored 31 points. Kevin Durant had a game-high 36 points.
The victims of the Boston Marathon bombings were remembered throughout the sports world last night. The Red Sox and Indians wore black armbands in Cleveland, while several teams including the Yankees played the Fenway Park favorite "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond. Furthermore, the Celtics postponed their game against Indiana and in the NHL the Bruins game was also postponed.
Checking baseball news, Boston used a seven-run second inning to rip the Indians 7-2. Mike Napoli capped the rally with a three-run double, one day after his walk-off double against Tampa Bay.