BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Bruins have taken a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series. They beat the New York Rangers 5-2 yesterday. Johnny Boychuk broke a tie midway through the second period and the Bruins scored two goals in the third. Game 3 of the best-of-7 series will be played in New York tomorrow.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 today for their fifth straight win. John Lackey allowed one hit over six innings before a three-hour rain delay and Dustin Pedroia and Will Middlebrooks homered.
CHICAGO (AP) - The New York Mets beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 yesterday for their first series win at Wrigley Field since 2007. Daniel Murphy hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning off reliever Kyuji Fukikawa. The Mets won 2 of 3 on their trip to Chicago.
NEW YORK (AP) - Yesterday's game between the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees has been postponed due to rain. No makeup date was set for the AL East rivals, who are not scheduled to meet again in the Bronx until August.
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - Tim Cahill scored on a header in second half stoppage time, lifting the New York Red Bulls to a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy yesterday. It was the fifth win in the last six games for the Red Bulls.
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