Saturday, April 30
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryan Howard led off the 11th inning with a home run, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians Friday night. Howard's homer off Cody Allen was his fifth of the season and sixth career game-ending shot.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Juan Nicasio struck out eight in seven scoreless innings, Josh Harrison hit his first home run in nearly a year and Matt Joyce connected as a pinch-hitter to lead the Pirates to a 4-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds Friday night, extending Pittsburgh's winning streak to five games. Nicasio allowed three hits and one walk in sending the Reds to their fifth straight loss.
CINCINNATI (AP) — By snagging a receiver in the second round, the Bengals got what they really needed in the NFL draft. The final day will be about developing depth and getting players who might start in a few years. Cincinnati's most glaring need in the draft was a receiver and they drafted Pitt receiver Tyler Boyd. They took linebacker Nick Vigil from Utah State in the third round.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — They've gotten the quarterback out of the way, now the Browns can focus on other needs on the final day of the NFL draft. The Browns, who traded out of the first round last week and a chance to take Carson Wentz, waited until the third round before selecting Southern Cal quarterback Cody Kessler with the 93rd overall pick on Friday.