Wednesday, May 6
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds topped the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 last night. Marlon Byrd homered and drove in four runs, and Todd Frazier belted his National League-leading ninth home run. Rookie Michael Lorenzen worked six-plus innings for his first major league victory. Starling Marte's solo homer in the second provided all of Pittsburgh's offense.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 5-3 last night. Michael Brantley launched a two-run homer in the first inning to open the scoring for the Indians, but Cleveland starter Danny Salazar gave up a go-ahead three-run shot.
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James says he may have to change his mindset and be more aggressive tonight in Game 2 against the Chicago Bulls. With Cleveland missing starters Kevin Love and J.R. Smith, the Cavs dropped Game 1 on Monday night. James scored 19 points and added 15 rebounds and nine assists, but often deferred to others instead of driving to the basket.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Chicago Bulls star guard Derrick Rose says he has no pain in his right shoulder and doesn't expect to have any problems going into Game 2 tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Rose sustained a "stinger" in his shoulder late in Chicago's 99-92 win over the Cavs in the series opener on Monday night.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert still is recovering from shoulder surgery and can't participate in the team's offseason workouts. He's expecting a full recovery by the time training camp opens. Eifert severely injured his right elbow during the season opener last year.