The Phillies were looking to avoid a sweep as they took on the Brewers yesterday at Citizens Bank Park. Cliff Lee took the mound for Philadelphia and was stellar. Lee allowed three runs on seven hits over 7.2 innings. Reliever Justin De Fratus walked a batter and allowed Jonathan Lucroy to triple off the left field wall in the eighth. Two of the three runs Lee allowed came when he wasn't in the game. Dom Brown continued his torrid pace as he went 3-for-3 with a single, triple, three-run homerun, and a walk. The Phillies built a 7-0 lead but allowed Milwaukee to come back. Antonio Bastardo got out of a bases loaded jam in the ninth inning to secure the 7-5 victory. More here.
The Phillies next opponent, the Marlins, were rapping up a three-game series with the Mets in Miami yesterday. The marlins hit around Mets ace Matt Harvey for four runs on 10 hits over five innings. Marcell Ozuna paced Miami going 3-for-5 with a double, triple, and four RBI en route to a 11-6 victory. The Marlins completed their first three-game series sweep of the Mets in Miami since May 2004 and outscored the Mets 24-8 in the series. It was the marlins first sweep since last June 28th - July 1st when they took three from the Phillies. More here.
The Blackhawks and Kings faced off in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals last night with the Blackhawks entering with a 1-0 series lead. Chicago struck first early on when Andrew Shaw beat Jonathan Quick just 1:56 into the first period. Brent Seabrook would make it 2-0 with 50 seconds remaining in the first. In the second period Bryan Bickell and Michael Handzus scored just 2:09 apart to make it a 4-0 lead for the Blackhawks. Jeff Carter responded with just over a minute left in the second to get the Kings on the board. The Kings would get another in the third but it was not enough as Chicago went on to win 4-2 and take a 2-0 series lead. More here.