The Phillies were looking to build off of their 7-2 victory Monday night against the Marlins when they took on the Marlins last night as Jonathan Pettibone was trying to rebound after a tough outing against the Red Sox last Thursday. Pettibone pitched well as he allowed two runs, one earned, on seven hits in six innings. The Phillies trailed 2-0 in the seventh when they got three doubles from Ryan Howard, Delmon Young, and Erik Kratz to tie the game. It went to extras when the Marlins took a 3-2 lead in the 10th before John Mayberry Jr. hit a solo homerun in the home half of the inning to tie the game. Mayberry would come up again with two outs, the bases load, and the game tied at 3 in the 11th. Mayberry deposited a 1-1 pitch into the left field seats for a walk-off grand slam to give the Phillies as 7-3 victory. More here.
The Kings were looking to avoid falling into a 3-0 hole against the Blackhawks last night. They would have to play without one of their top forwards, Mike Richards, who also missed Game 2. It was another former Flyer who struck first for Los Angeles as Justin Williams beat Corey Crawford just 3:21 into the game. Slava Voynov beat Crawford in the second period to give the Kings a 2-0 lead before Bryan Bickell cut the lead in half for Chicago as he scored with 33 seconds remaining in the period. The third period was scoreless before the Blackhawks pulled Crawford for the extra skater. The Kings iced the puck towards the empty net but Dwight King won the race to the puck and scored to make it 3-1 Kings and cut the Blackhawks series lead to 2-1. More here.
Ohio State has been on damage control since university president Gordon Gee's controversial comments last week in which he insulted Notre Dame, Catholics, and the Southeastern Conference all in one meeting. It got a little easier for the university yesterday when Gee, 69, announced that he would be stepping down on July 1st. Gee was voted the top college president in 2010 by Time Magazine but has been embattled during times in Columbus as his mouth has gotten him in trouble and Ohio State football dealt with NCAA violations. He was president at Ohio State from 1990-1998 and resumed the position in 2007 and has held it ever since. More here.