Mets win, again
UNDATED (AP) — In the first result of the day in Major League Baseball, New York's Johan (YOH'-hahn) Santana pitched a four-hitter for his first shutout since 2010 as the Mets blanked the Padres 9-0. Santana was backed up with three home runs from his teammates. Mike Nickeas (NIHK'-ee-iss) hit New York's first grand slam of the season, and Scott Hairston and Vinny Rottino also went long for the Mets, who have won five of their last seven games.
Jones heads to DL
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have placed Chipper Jones on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised left leg. He injured the leg on May 18 and missed seven straight starts.
The 40-year-old Jones, in his final season, is hitting .307 with five homers and 24 RBIs. The Braves have gone 19-5 with Jones in the starting lineup this year, and 7-16 without him.
Tribe hit with injury bug
CHICAGO (AP) — Cleveland Indians catcher Carlos Santana is likely headed to the seven-day concussion list. He was hit in the facemask by a foul tip in Friday's game with the White Sox. Manager Manny Acta also says All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (ahs-DROO'-buhl kah-BREHR'-uh) is day to day because of tightness in his left hamstring.
The injuries are a big blow to a team already missing designated hitter Travis Hafner and third baseman Jack Hanahan.
Another chance for Liriano
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Francisco Liriano is getting another shot in the Minnesota Twins' starting rotation. Manager Ron Gardenhire has announced that the left-hander is moving out of the bullpen and will start Wednesday against Oakland. Liriano was demoted to the bullpen May 9 after going 0-5 with a 9.45 ERA in six starts.
Game 7 showdown
BOSTON (AP) — It will be a very simple scenario for the 76ers and Celtics when they take the court tonight in Boston. Winner goes on, loser goes home.
Game 7 of their showdown has a place in the Eastern Conference final for the winning team, and an off-season of what-if's for the losing team.
So far, the series has been a string of alternating wins with Philadelphia getting the last one at home Wednesday night to force the decisive game.
The Miami Heat await the winner in the conference title round.
GOLF-CROWNE PLAZA INVITATIONAL
Dufner the one to catch
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Round three of the PGA's Crowne Plaza Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas, is in progress and Jason Dufner has increased his lead to three shots after 12 holes. Dufner, the winner of two events in the last five weeks, is 5-under for the day and 16-under overall. Zach Johnson is in second place at minus-13 after 12 holes as well.
GOLF-SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
Chapman stands on top
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Roger Chapman has a four shot lead after 12 holes of play in the third round of the 73rd Senior PGA Championship. He stands 5-under for the day and 12-under par for the tournament. John Cook stands alone in second place at minus-8 after 12 holes as well.
Webber to start from the lead
MONACO (AP) — Former world champion Michael Schumacher posted the fastest time in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix today, but his previous grid penalty means Mark Webber's Red Bull will start Sunday's race at the pole. Webber beat Nico Rosberg's time on his final lap, only for the 43-year-old Schumacher to surpass Webber's effort just moments later.
But the grid penalty Schumacher got at the Spanish Grand Prix means he starts from sixth on the grid tomorrow.
Wife of late driver returns to Indy
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Susie Wheldon received a long standing ovation during today's public driver meeting for tomorrow's Indianapolis 500. Dan Wheldon's wife accepted a replica of the Borg Warner trophy on behalf of the two-time Indianapolis winner. Last year's winner of the 500 was killed in a crash during the October season finale race at Las Vegas.
She was also presented with a plaque from The American Dairy Association to commemorate Wheldon's win last May.