Sergei Bobrovsky makes a save in the second period.
PITTSBURGH -- Matt Calvert banged home a rebound 1:10 into the second overtime, and the Blue Jackets earned the first playoff victory in franchise history with a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight.
Blue Jackets left wing R.J. Umberger
R.J. Umberger never could have imagined this. Growing up in the Pittsburgh suburb of Plum, a black-and-gold clad Umberger would leap from his sofa with chants of “Let’s Go Pens!” when the Penguins were winning, not just games but Stanley Cups.
PITTSBURGH — Penguins defenseman Kris Letang said he made a mistake and hurt his team by slashing Blue Jackets rookie Boone Jenner in response to a hit late in the second period on Wednesday in the opener of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series.
Moises Sierra of the Blue Jays congratulates Colby Rasmus, who scored in the fourth inning.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Yan Gomes took the blame. For the Indians, there was plenty to go around. Cleveland's catcher had a costly throwing error in the seventh inning that helped Toronto score two runs, and the Indians rallied in the ninth but lost 3-2 to the Blue Jays yesterday night.
Reds starter Alfredo Simon has allowed two earned runs on 13 hits in 21 innings this season.
CHICAGO (AP) — For the Cincinnati Reds, there was no better place to open a 10-game trip than Wrigley Field. Alfredo Simon lowered his ERA to 0.86, and the Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 yesterday for their 16th win in their last 17 games at the Friendly Confines.
Braves 6, Mets 0: Aaron Harang threw no-hit ball for seven innings but was pulled after 121 pitches, and reliever Luis Avilan gave up David Wright’s two-out single in the eighth as Atlanta beat host New York last night.
Even as the NBA prepares for a draft that could be headlined by freshmen, commissioner Adam Silver remains committed to keeping them in college.
Mulching Miller: Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller, right, and receiver Corey Smith spruce up Buckeye Grove south of Ohio Stadium yesterday afternoon. Players from the Scarlet team were assigned to work in the grove after losing to the Gray in last week’s spring game. Miller did not play in the game as he recovers from shoulder surgery, but he was assigned to the Scarlet team.
Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno, right, has been out the past two weeks because of a knee injury.
A day after ruling him out of Game 2 of a first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards watched left wing Nick Foligno push the pace of practice yesterday and reconsidered his decision.
Twenty months later, the right elbow reconstruction surgery has gone from a headline to a footnote in the pitching life of Josh Tomlin.
The Cleveland Browns signed fullback Chris Pressley, a potential lead blocker to open holes for new running back Ben Tate.