Sports Roundup – September 26

LOCAL SPORTS

Riverside Speedway hosts its first race of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour season – the Toromont Cat 150. With grandstand capacity limited to just 1250 due to COVID-19 guidelines, tickets sold out in less than three days. Also on the schedule today is the Napa 50 presented by Henry’s Auto Pro and the Nova Scotia debut of the Hot Rod Classics Vintage Race Car Series. Gates open at Noon, racing starts at 2:30. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to allow extra time at entry for COVID-19 screening. Re-entry is discouraged unless absolutely necessary to lessen foot traffic, so fans are encouraged to bring everything they need for the afternoon.


NATIONAL SPORTS

Kevin Shattenkirk scored in overtime on a questionable power play and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 to take a 3-1 series lead in the Stanley Cup final. With Game 5 tonight, Tampa Bay is potentially hours away from its second championship in franchise history.


Bobby Ryan has been placed on waivers by the Ottawa Senators less than three weeks after he won the Masterton Trophy, the N-H-L’s award for personal perseverance. He won the award on September 7 after publicly sharing his battle with alcohol issues earlier this season. Ryan has two years left on his contract at a $7.25 million cap hit and was owed $15 million in real cash.


Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics aren’t leaving the N-B-A’s restart bubble just yet. Tatum scored 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Jaylen Brown added 28 points and the Celtics staved off elimination by topping the Miami Heat 121-108 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. The Heat still lead the series 3-2, with Game 6 on Sunday.


Nate Pearson returned from an elbow injury to pitch 1 1/3 scoreless innings and the playoff-bound Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-5. Pearson had been sidelined since a game August 18 at Baltimore. He came on to begin the fourth and struck out the first batter he faced, Austin Hays, on three pitches.


Friday’s Games

NHL
Tampa Bay 5 Dallas 4 (OT) (Tampa Bay leads series 3-1)


NBA
Boston 121 Miami 108 (Miami leads series 3-2)


MLB

American League
Toronto 10 Baltimore 5
Kansas City 3 Detroit 2
Texas 5 Houston 4 (10 innings)
Oakland 3 Seattle 1 (10 innings)

National League
Milwaukee 3 St. Louis 0 (7 innings, 1st game)
St. Louis 9 Milwaukee 1 (7 innings, 2nd game)
Arizona 4 Colorado 0 (7 innings, 1st game)
Arizona 11 Colorado 5 (7 innings, 2nd game)
San Francisco 5 San Diego 4 (7 innings, 1st game)
San Diego 6 San Francisco 5 (7 innings, 2nd game)
N.Y. Mets at Washington, ppd.

Interleague
Tampa Bay 6 Philadelphia 4
Miami 4 N.Y. Yankees 3 (10 innings)
Cleveland 4 Pittsburgh 3
Atlanta 8 Boston 7 (11 innings)
Chicago Cubs 10 Chicago White Sox 0
Cincinnati 7 Minnesota 2
L.A. Dodgers 9 L.A. Angels 5


Saturday’s Games (All Times Eastern)

NHL
Dallas at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. (Tampa Bay leads series 3-1)


NBA
Denver vs. L.A. Lakers, 9 p.m. (L.A. Lakers lead series 3-1)


MLB

American League
Oakland (Luzardo 3-2) at Seattle (Sheffield 4-3), 4:10 p.m., 1st game
Baltimore (Means 2-3) at Toronto (Walker 4-3), 6:37 p.m.
Detroit (Boyd 2-7) at Kansas City (Hernandez 0-0), 7:05 p.m.
Houston (TBD) at Texas (Gibson 2-6), 7:05 p.m.
Seattle (Dunn 3-1) at Oakland (Minor 1-6), 7:40 p.m., 2nd game

National League
N.Y. Mets (deGrom 4-2) at Washington (Sanchez 3-5), 6:05 p.m.
Milwaukee (Woodruff 2-5) at St. Louis (Wainwright 5-2), 7:07 p.m.
Colorado (Marquez 3-6) at Arizona (Bumgarner 0-4), 8:10 p.m.
San Diego (Lamet 3-1) at San Francisco (Cueto 2-2), 9:15 p.m.

Interleague
Miami (Rogers 1-2) at N.Y. Yankees (TBD), 1:05 p.m.
Philadelphia (Wheeler 4-1) at Tampa Bay (Yarbrough 1-4), 7:07 p.m.
Boston (Houck 2-0) at Atlanta (TBD), 7:10 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (Lester 3-2) at Chicago White Sox (Dunning 2-0), 7:10 p.m.
Cincinnati (TBD) at Minnesota (Pineda 2-0), 7:10 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Musgrove 0-5) at Cleveland (Civale 4-5), 7:10 p.m.
L.A. Angels (TBD) at L.A. Dodgers (Gonsolin 1-2), 9:10 p.m.


Major League Soccer
Houston at Nashville, 3:30 p.m.
Cincinnati at New York City FC, 7 p.m.