NBA Fearless Forecast Weekly Rank: 94
NBA Fearless Forecast Weekly Rank: 94
One underwhelming liquidation sale and a blockbuster trade help determine the winners and losers on deadline day.
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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Anthony Stolarz made a career-high 45 saves for his third career shutout and the Anaheim Ducks beat the San Jose Sharks 4-0 on Monday night. Alexander Volkov had two goals, Max Comtois had a goal and an assist and Rickard Rakell also scored as the Ducks beat the Sharks handily on their home ice for the second time in less than a week. Martin Jones finished with 15 saves for the Sharks, who began the night four points out of the fourth and final playoff spot in the West Division and lost for the third time in four games. San Jose outshot Anaheim 45-19 but was denied time and again by Stolarz, who has spent most of his career as a No. 3 goalie. He got just his seventh NHL victory since he broke into the league in the 2016-17 season. For the second time in the past week, the Sharks appeared to come out flat against the last-place Ducks, who beat them 5-1 on Tuesday. Anaheim took the lead just two minutes into the game when Comtois redirected a shot from Derek Grant and found the net for his team-leading 12th goal. Later in the first, Volkov took a pass from Sam Carrick and scored for a 2-0 lead at 8:12. The Sharks’ best scoring chance came shortly after that second goal, but Marcus Sorensen hit the crossbar on a breakaway attempt. Volkov scored his second of the night and sixth of the season at 12:19. Rakell added a score on a wrist shot that beat Martin Jones early in the third. SHARKS ADD DRAFT PICK In the hours leading up to Monday afternoon’s trade deadline, San Jose sent defenceman Nick DeSimone to Vegas in a three-team trade that also involved the Chicago Blackhawks. The Sharks received a fifth-round draft pick from Vegas. San Jose made two more minor deals, acquiring collegiate goalie Magnus Chrona from Tampa Bay for defenceman Fredrik Claesson, and forward Alexander Barabanov from Toronto for forward Antti Suomela. GETTING DEFENSIVE Thought to perhaps be sellers at the deadline, Anaheim instead acquired defenceman Haydn Fleury from Carolina for defenceman Jani Hakanpaa and a sixth-round draft pick. The Ducks also traded defenceman Ben Hutton to Toronto for a fifth-round pick. UP NEXT The Sharks host the Ducks in a rematch Wednesday, the final game between the teams this season. ___ More AP NHL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports/ Joe Stiglich, The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO — Before the first pitch, Giants outfielder LaMonte Wade Jr. accompanied manager Gabe Kapler to home plate for the lineup card exchange with Reds manager David Bell. Wade wanted to personally tell Bell how much his late brother Mike meant to him while he was with the Twins. Former Minnesota bench coach Mike Bell died last month of cancer at age 46. “It was incredible. An unbelievable gesture by LaMonte and Gabe and the Giants,” Bell said. “All I can say is what it meant to me and my family, just another sign and example of people Mike touched. I was blown away.” After the heartwarming exchange at the plate, Joey Votto splashed a home run into McCovey Cove and Jesse Winker connected for a two-run shot, leading the Reds to a 3-0 victory over the Giants on Monday night. Winker's first home run of the year marked the first hit off Aaron Sanchez in the third and provided left-hander Wade Miley (2-0) with some early support. “I felt really good, felt like I was cruising,” said Miley, who has started the season with 11 shutout innings. Cincinnati bounced back after losing two straight — outscored 15-3 — at Arizona following a six-game winning streak. Miley allowed two hits in five innings. Tejay Antone then struck out five over 3 2/3 hitless innings before Lucas Sims recorded the final out for his first career save in Cincinnati's first shutout of the season. The Giants were shut out for the second time. “Overall we’ve gotten some big hits but I don’t think this is the type of offence that we are,” Kapler said. The Reds snapped San Francisco's four-game winning streak and maintained a one-game lead in the NL Central over Milwaukee. Sanchez (0-1) allowed two runs and three hits in five innings in his home debut, facing the Reds for the first time in his career. Sanchez showed his delight with a great lunging stop by shortstop Brandon Crawford on a sharp grounder by Winker for the first out of the game. San Francisco starters have gone at least five innings and allowed three runs or fewer in all 10 games this season. It’s the Giants’ third-longest such streak to begin a season in the modern era. QUIET CROWD While the Giants have said they can accommodate approximately 8,900 fans at 22% of ballpark capacity, attendance was 3,662 on a cold spring evening. Giants third baseman Evan Longoria threw a ball into the bleachers before the top of the ninth. STRONG CONNECTION David Bell spent one special season with San Francisco, in 2002 when the Giants lost to the wild-card Angels in seven games in the World Series. “I’ve never shied away from saying how much this team and organization and city has been a big part in my life,” Bell said before the game. “I only played one year here but it felt like I played a lifetime here. I think it was because of the team we had, the city, the fans. It was just a good year.” TRAINER'S ROOM Reds: INF Eugenio Suárez was hit on a hand by a pitch from Sanchez during the fourth inning but stayed in the game. Giants: RF Mike Yastrzemski had a planned rest day, and Kapler said he will work to get the regulars days off after this initial homestand. “I think you’re going to see him regularly in the lineup going forward,” Kapler said. Yastrzemski entered as a pinch hitter in the eighth. UP NEXT Cincinnati ace Luis Castillo (1-1, 6.97 ERA) pitches the middle game of the series opposite Giants opening-day starter and former Reds right-hander Kevin Gausman (0-0, 1.32 ERA). Cincinnati will see another one of its former pitchers when Johnny Cueto takes the mound for the Giants in the series finale Wednesday afternoon. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Janie McCauley, The Associated Press
Condensed Game: Shohei Ohtani went 3-for-5 with 3 RBIs and Mike Trout hit a homer, backing Alex Cobb's 10-strikeout start in the Angels' win
Casey Mize earns first MLB win with seven scoreless
LOS ANGELES — Max Pacioretty scored his 300th career goal, Mark Stone had a goal and an assist, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-2 on Monday night. Nicolas Roy and Alex Tuch also scored for the Golden Knights, who won their third straight game. Robin Lehner stopped 26 shots. Austin Wagner and Anze Kopitar scored for the Kings, who have lost five of seven. Cal Petersen had 37 saves. Los Angeles led 2-0 midway through the second period before Vegas rallied. Roy cut it to 2-1 with 5:40 left in the middle period by beating Petersen five-hole during a 2-on-1 break. Stone tied it up with a short-handed goal on a breakaway with 27 seconds to go in the period. The danger had been coming for Los Angeles, as Chandler Stephenson had put his shot over the net on a short-handed breakaway earlier in the power play. Tuch came out of his own end to lead an odd-man rush and beat Petersen to the near side with a wrist shot that put Vegas ahead 3-2 at 4:35 of the third. Pacioretty scored on the power play at 8:22 to cap the scoring and become the 25th active player with 300 goals. The Kings went ahead at 9:41 of the first when Wagner shot between Lehner’s legs on a breakaway. Kopitar extended the lead to 2-0 at 8:57 of the second. Dustin Brown made a cheeky pass from behind Lehner’s net to set up Kopitar with a one-timer for his ninth goal. Brown has one goal and three assists during a four-game point streak. Alex Iafallo had the secondary assist after signing a four-year contract extension worth $16 million earlier in the day. NO DICE Ryan Reaves and Keegan Kolesar did not play after sustaining undisclosed injures in the Golden Knights’ 1-0 win over Arizona on Sunday. Neither player travelled with the team to Los Angeles, coach Pete DeBoer said, and Reaves was placed on injured reserve Monday. UP NEXT The Golden Knights and Kings will play again in Los Angeles on Wednesday. ___ More AP NHL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Dan Greenspan, The Associated Press
Juan Soto collects 3 hits in the Nationals' 5-2 win