Sunday, April 26
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Petr Mrazek stopped 28 shots and the Detroit Red Wings rebounded from a disappointing loss to shut down the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 on Saturday night and take a 3-2 lead in the first-round NHL playoff series. The Red Wings can close out the Eastern Conference matchup by winning Game 6 at home Monday night.
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki has broken a Japanese record for runs set by slugger Sadaharu Oh. Suzuki scored on Adeiny Hechavarria's home run Saturday to help the Marlins beat the Washington Nationals 8-0. The run gave Suzuki 1,968 in the major leagues (1,310) and Japan (658), surpassing Oh's record for a Japanese player. Suzuki received a big ovation from the crowd and a jubilant greeting from his teammates when he scored the record-breaking run.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tim Beckham hit a tiebreaking double during a three-run eighth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays won their fourth straight game by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Saturday night. Ernesto Frieri (1-1) struck out all three batters he faced for the win. Brad Boxberger pitched the ninth for his fifth save.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Persistent rain has forced NASCAR to postpone Saturday night's race at Richmond International Raceway. NASCAR made the decision to call the event roughly one hour before the scheduled start. It's the second consecutive week the Sprint Cup Series has been disrupted by weather. Joey Logano will start from the pole whenever NASCAR does race. It is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Sunday.