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Last Update on April 23, 2014 22:51 GMT


UNDATED (AP) -- Aaron Hill's two-run triple capped a five-run, ninth-inning rally that gave Arizona a 7-5 win over the Cubs on the 100th anniversary of the first game at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs were an out away from ending the celebration on a winning note, but an error by second baseman Starlin Castro opened the door for the Diamondbacks' rally.

The game was played 100 years after the Chicago Federals and Kansas City Packers played the opening game at the stadium. The Diamondbacks and Cubs wore throwback 1914 jerseys and the famed scoreboard listed Kansas City and Chi-Feds in their place.

Hall of Famers such as Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins and Andre Dawson were on hand to mark the anniversary of the second oldest park in the majors. Fenway Park is Boston is 102 years old.

In other day play;

-- Martin Perez has pitched his second consecutive shutout to help Texas wrap up a three-game sweep with a 3-0 win over Oakland. Perez has extended his scoreless innings streak to 26. Donnie Murphy homered and Michael Choice scored one run and drove in another for the Rangers, who moved a half-game ahead of Oakland in first place in the AL West

-- The Braves edged the Marlins 3-1 as Evan Gattis snapped a 1-1 tie with a two-run, pinch-hit double in the bottom of the eighth inning. Gattis is locked in at the plate with a .351 average, five homers and 10 RBIs in the last 10 games.

Aaron Harang allowed one run and six hits in six innings with 11 strikeouts and one walk, raising his ERA from 0.70 to 0.85. He was pulled from his previous start against the Mets after seven hitless innings and 101 pitches.


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland A's have rejected a deal to play at their current ballpark in the foreseeable future, saying a 10-year lease extension offer doesn't meet all their requirements. The Oakland Tribune reports the rejection came just an hour after the joint board that runs the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum complex announced the extension proposal.

The current lease expires after the 2015 season. The current stadium has a history of bad plumbing and the A's have complained that the building is dilapidated.


UNDATED (AP) -- The Heat, Spurs and Blazers are all out to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven NBA first-round playoff series tonight.

In Miami the Heat are facing the Bobcats after taking the first game on Sunday. Leading scorer Al Jefferson is in Charlotte's starting lineup after he strained the plantar fascia in his left foot in Game 1. He was put in a walking boot after that game to keep pressure off the sore area.

The Spurs are home to the Mavericks in their second game after a 90-85 win three days ago and in Houston the Blazers are facing the Rockets after winning Game 1 122-120 in overtime on Sunday.


NEW YORK (AP) -- The NBA has announced that guard Goran Dragic (DRAHG'-ich) of the Phoenix Suns has been named winner of the league's Most Improved Player Award. He came into the season with a career scoring average of 9.5 points a game but this season averaged 20.3 per game with 5.9 assists.

Indiana's Lance Stephenson was second in the voting with Anthony Davis of the Pelicans third.


NEW YORK (AP) -- Tampa Bay teammates Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat are finalists for the NHL's top rookie award. They're joined by Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon in the running for the Calder Trophy.

Johnson had a rookie team-record 24 goals and tied with MacKinnon for the NHL lead among rookies. MacKinnon led all NHL rookies in scoring with 63 points.

Palat finished second among rookie scorers with 59 points and 23 goals.


UNDATED (AP) -- The visiting team in each of tonight's three NHL playoff games can take a commanding 3-1 lead with a win this evening.

In Columbus the visiting Penguins start the night leading the Blue Jackets 2-1 while Anaheim skates at Dallas, leading 2-1 and the Blackhawks are home to St. Louis with the Blues on top two games to one.

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