Thursday, May 26
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 23 points then grabbed a seat, Kevin Love scored 25, and the Cleveland Cavaliers unleashed tenacious defense on Toronto to regain control of the Eastern Conference finals with a 116-78 rout of the Raptors in Game 5 Wednesday night. Back on their home court following two straight losses in Canada, the Cavs opened a 34-point lead in the first half and never slowed while taking a 3-2 series lead.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joc Pederson hit a go-ahead, two-run single with two outs in the fourth inning and Scott Kazmir struck out 12, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep. The Dodgers have won four in a row overall and nine straight against the Reds, who extended their season-high skid to 10 games.
CHICAGO (AP) — Corey Kluber allowed two runs over seven and one third innings and the Cleveland Indians roughed up a top White Sox pitcher for the second straight day in a 4-3 win over Chicago Wednesday. Cleveland, which trailed by six games before play on May 10th, closed within a half-game of the AL Central-leading White Sox, who lost for the ninth time in 12 games.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nick Sergakis hit two home runs to lead Ohio State past Michigan 8-3 Wednesday in the Big Ten tournament. Sergakis hit solo shots in the third and fifth innings for the Buckeyes, who will play Iowa today.