The Phillies and Giants wrapped up their three game set yesterday afternoon as Jonathan Pettibone took the mound for Philadelphia looking for the sweep. Pettibone with 5.2 innings allowing three runs on seven hits with four walks. It wasn't his best performance but trailing by two heading into the ninth, the Phillies showed signs of life. Chase Utley drove in Jimmy Rollins and Delmon Young drove in Michael Young to tie the game for the Phillies and force extra innings. Unfortunately in the tenth, Andres Torres lined a two-out single off of Antonio Bastardo to win the game for the Giants 4-3. The Phillies still took two-of-three from San Francisco. More here.
The Detroit Red Wings and Anaheim Ducks entered Game 5 in Anaheim with the series tied 2-2. The two teams swapped goals in the first period before Detroit would take a 2-1 lead in the second on Mikael Samuelsson's first goal of the playoffs. With under a minute remaining in the period and the Ducks on a power play (after Ryan Getzlaf drew a penalty to end the Red Wings' power play), Getzlaf carried the puck across the blue line to rip a wrister over Jimmy Howard's shoulder to tie the game for Anaheim. After a scoreless third period, the two teams headed to overtime. Just 1:54 into the overtime, Anaheim's Nick Bonino beat Howard to give the Ducks the 3-2 victory and 3-2 series lead. More here.
The Chicago Bulls stunned the Miami Heat on Monday night when they ended the game on a 10-0 run to take Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal matchup. The Heat came out looking to respond in a big way. They outscored Chicago 25-20 and 30-21 to take a 14 point lead into halftime but it was the second half where the Heat would shine. A 30-15 third quarter all but sealed the game for Miami. Behind LeBron James' 19 points and nine assists, the Heat would cruise to a 115-78 victory. The largest margin of victory in Heat postseason history. More here.