Wednesday, June 2, 2010

It's Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday to you. Here's what's happening....


Hockey Playoff Roundup ----


Stanley Cup Finals

Last night --

No games

Tonight --

Chicago at Philadelphia 8:00pm EDT on Versus (Chicago leads series 2-0)

Next game --

Chicago at Philadelphia Friday, 8:00pm EDT on Versus (Game Four)


Calder Cup Finals

Last night --

No games

Tonight --

No games

Next game --

Texas at Hershey Thursday, June 3rd 7:00pm EDT(Game One)


Ex-Flyers Sharp and Eager expect loud crowd for game three.

Flyers try to unnerve Hawks rookie goaltender.


Today is National Bubba Day.


A four-run ninth inning was the difference last night, as the Tampa Bay Rays grabbed a come-from-behind 7-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in front of 13,439 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.

The Jays built a 5-0 lead with a run in the first, three more in the fith and another in the sixth. Fred Lewis homered in the first, John Buck hit one out in the fifth and Adam Lind drove in two with a fifth inning triple, then Alex Gonzalez scored on a sac fly in the sixth to stake Toronto to their 5-0 lead.

The Rays began their comeback in the seventh. Dioner Navarro scored on a double by Reid Brignac, who then scored on a single up the middle by Carl Crawford. Crawford came home on an infield single by Carlos Pena and Tampa Bay was within two, at 5-3.

The Rays got runners at the corners with two outs in the ninth, before mounting the rally that would give them the lead. Pena struck out looking for the second out, after being denied time by home plate umpire Angel Hernandez. Manager Joe Maddon, in a rare display of anger, was ejected by Hernandez for arguing the non-granting of time. John Jaso, pinch hitting for pitcher Grant Balfour(Tampa Bay had put DH Willy Aybar in at second base earlier in the game) walked, loading the bases for Ben Zobrist who drew a walk to force in Crawford. Sean Rodriguez cleared the bases with a double, driving in Longoria, Jaso and Zobrist. Then, after another walk by Blue Jays pitcher Kevin Gregg, his fifth of the inning put Navarro on base, Gregg was ejected by Hernandez after being pulled from the game by manager Cito Gaston.

In the bottom of the ninth, a two-out double by Vernon Wells drove home Lewis, but Juan Bautista flew out to center to end the game, with the Rays holding on for the 7-6 win.

Grant Balfour got the win in relief for Tampa Bay, he's now 1-1. Rafael Soriano picked up his 15th save of the season. Kevin Gregg took the loss for Toronto, fanning two and walking five in 2/3 of an inning, to lose his first decision of the year.

The Rays, 35-18, lead the A/L. East by 2 1/2 games over the Yankees. The third and final game at Toronto is tonight at 7:07pm EDT on 620 WDAE and the Rays Radio Network. You can also watch the game on Sun Sports and MLB.TV. Tampa Bay begins a three-game set in Miami against the Florida Marlins tomorrow night.


Today in Elvis History:

1953 - Elvis Presley graduated from L.C. Humes High Scholl in Memphis, TN.

1973 - Elvis Presley's live version of "Steamroller Blues" hit #17 in the U.S.


The Tampa Bay Rays are 35-18 and lead the A.L. East by 2 1/2 games over the Yankees, 4 1/2 games over Toronto, 5 over Boston and 19 1/2 over Baltimore.

In the A.L. Central, Minnesota leads Detroit by 4 1/2 games, the White Sox by 8 1/2, Kansas City by 10 1/2 and Cleveland by 11.

Out in the (not-so)wild A.L. West, Texas and Oakland are tied for first(Texas is actually .001 ahead), the Angels are 2 1/2 back and Seattle trails by 7.

In the N.L. East, Atlanta leads Philadelphia by 1 1/2 games. Florida and the Mets are both 3 1/2 games back. Washington trails by 4 1/2.

In the N.L. Central, Cincinnati leads St. Louis by 1 game, the Cubs are 7 back, Pittsburgh trails by 8 n1/2, Milwaukee is 9 games back and Houston 12 behind.

San Diego is still on top of the N.L. West, 1 game ahead of the Dodgers. Colorado is 3 games behind, San Francisco is 3 1/2 back, with Arizona bringing up the rear, 11 1/2 games out of first.


After 40 years of marriage former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, are separating. And here's a shocker: Al didn't cheat! The couple say the split is mutual and that they've grown apart.


Coming up:

Tonight --

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Stanley Cup Finals Hockey Game Three: Chicago at Philadelphia 8:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Thursday --

Calder Cup Finals Game One: Texas Stars at Hershey Bears 7:00pm EDT

Friday --

Stanley Cup Finals Hockey Game Four: Chicago at Philadelphia 8:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

Saturday --

Calder Cup Finals Game Two: Texas Stars at Hershey Bears 7:00pm EDT

Arena Football League: Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz at Tampa Bay Storm 7:30pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series: Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway 7:30pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series: Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500 presented by Target at Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pennsylvania 1:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 3:05pm EDT

Stanley Cup Finals Hockey Game Five(If necessary): Philadelphia at Chicago 8:00pm EDT


When's the worst time to buy jewelry? Now. Experts say we're in prime wedding season which means more jewelry sales and higher prices.


That's it for today. Be safe, have fun and stay legal. See you tomorrow.

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