Dodgers get season’s 1st win

COREY SEAGER had three hits and drove in three runs as the Dodgers beat the Rockies 11-6 (Flickr/Apardavila)

Corey Seager kept up his hot hitting and Trevor Bauer made his team debut with six strong innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers squared their record Friday night with an 11-6 win over the Colorado Rockies in Denver.

The Dodger shortstop went 3-for-5, scoring there runs and driving one in. Third baseman Justin Turner was also 3-for-5 with the three RBIs and one run scored. Overall the team had 16 hits to the Rockies’ 8.

Bauer (1-0) had a strong start, taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning. He ended up getting touched for two homers and four runs, but recorded 10 strikeouts in 6.1 innings. He even drove in a run with a bunt.

The Dodgers (1-1) will face Colorado (1-1) again on Saturday.

Angels can’t catch Chisox

Jose Abreu hit a grand slam off Andrew Heaney and the Chicago White Sox went on to a 12-8 win over the Los Angeles Angels Friday in Anaheim. The Halos (1-1) fell behind 7-1 but rallied to within one run, partly on the strength of a three-run home run by Albert Pujols, but an eighth inning rally fizzled and the ChiSox nailed down the win with five runs in the ninth.  Shohei Ohtani’s two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth made for a closer final score.

Heaney lasted three innings, yielding five hits and seven earned runs. He struck out four batters and walked two. The Angels take on the Sox (1-1) again on Saturday.

NBA: Kuzma leads Lakers to win

The Los Angeles Lakers posted a 115-94 win over the Sacramento Kings Friday night in the state capital. Kyle Kuzma scored 30 points, grabbed five rebounds and had three assists in the victory, which improved the team’s record to 31-18. Dennis Schroder added 17 and Talen Horton-Tucker scored 15 off the bench.

NHL: Ducks and Kings each lose

The Anaheim Ducks fell 4-2 to the Arizona Coyotes at Honda Center Friday night to see their record fall to 11-21-6 good for 28 points and last place in the NHL Western Conference. Jakob Silfverberg and Alexander Volkov each scored for the home team. The Ducks have lost seven of their last 10 games and two straight.

At the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Kings were as cold as the ice, losing 3-0 Friday night to the visiting San Jose Sharks. The Kings are now 14-15-6.

 NCAA Women’s Final Four

Senior guard Aari McDonald scored 28 points as the Arizona Wildcats stunned top-ranked UConn Friday night 69-59 in a semifinal game. The ‘Cats (21-5) will play in the championship final on Sunday against Stanford. The Huskies finished the season 28-2.

In the other semifinal, Stanford won a nail-biter over South Carolina 66-65. Two missed shots by the Gamecocks (26-5) allowed the Cardinal (30-2) to survive and move on to the final Sunday against Arizona.

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