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MADRID — After seeing rivals gradually cut into its lead, Atlético Madrid finally got some breathing room at the top of the Spanish league on Sunday. Atlético ended its winless run by routing last-place Eibar 5-0, then saw city rival Real Madrid held 0-0 by Getafe. Those results gave Atlético a three-point lead over second-place Madrid, and a five-point cushion over third-place Barcelona, which has a game in hand after winning the Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday. “When you win, everything becomes easier, you gain some tranquility,” Atlético coach Diego Simeone said. “It has become a very exciting finish to the league and hopefully we can keep improving so it's not a competition in which only Real Madrid or Barcelona can win it.” Madrid had moved within a point of the lead after beating Barcelona in the previous round. Atlético was coming off a loss to Sevilla and a 1-1 draw against Real Betis. “We will keep fighting," Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. “We know that we will need to be at our best. There's still a lot left and we will keep trying. This league is very difficult for everyone.” ATLÉTICO ROUT Ángel Correa and Marcos Llorente scored two goals each and Yannick Carrasco added another as Atlético routed Eibar at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. Simeone's team easily won despite playing without Luis Suárez and João Félix because of injuries. Correa, one of the players who came in to replace the injured regular starters, broke the deadlock with a goal from close range in the 42nd minute, then quickly added to the lead after a nice turn to clear a defender inside the area in the 44th. Carrasco scored the third goal in a breakaway in the 49th, then Llorente got the fourth from inside the box in the 53rd and the fifth from close range in the 68th. Eibar's winless streak in the league reached 14 consecutive matches. The Basque Country club, which had no shots on target, is four points from safety. Atlético’s next match is on Thursday against Huesca, another team fighting relegation. Huesca lost 1-0 at Alavés on Sunday after conceding in the 85th. Madrid visits Cádiz on Wednesday. MADRID HELD Missing some of its top players, Real Madrid struggled against Madrid rival Getafe and needed a good performance by goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to avoid an even more disappointing result. After difficult games against Liverpool in the Champions League and against Barcelona in the Spanish league, Zidane rested some of his regular starters, including Toni Kroos and Karim Benzema, the team’s leading scorer this season. Zidane again had to deal with a depleted defence because of injuries and suspensions, having to use reserve-team player Víctor Chust in central defence. Madrid had a goal by forward Mariano Díaz disallowed for offside less than 10 minutes into the match, and shortly after the Spanish powerhouse nearly conceded when Jaime Mata’s header hit the post for hosts Getafe, which sit four points from the relegation zone. SEVILLA RISES Sevilla won 2-1 at Real Sociedad to move within a point of third-place Barcelona, practically securing the final Champions League spot. Sevilla has a 15-point gap over fifth-place Villarreal. Sociedad, which won the postponed 2020 Copa del Rey final two weeks ago, took the lead through Carlos Fernández in the fifth minute, but Sevilla rallied with goals by Fernando in the 22nd and Youssef En-Nesyri in the 24th. OTHER RESULTS Villarreal routed regional rival Levante 5-1, with Nigerian midfielder Samu Chukwueze scoring a pair of second-half goals for the visitors. Betis drew 2-2 at home against Valencia, while Cádiz and Celta Vigo played to a 0-0 draw. Midtable Osasuna beat relegation-threatened Elche 2-0. There were no league matches on Saturday because of the Copa del Rey final. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports ___ Tales Azzoni on Twitter: http://twitter.com/tazzoni Tales Azzoni, The Associated Press
DENVER — Marcus Stroman pitched eight innings of one-run ball and made a dazzling defensive play, catcher James McCann threw out Trevor Story attempting to steal second for the final out and the New York Mets beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Sunday. J.D. Davis delivered an RBI single and Jeff McNeil had an RBI groundout for the Mets, who have won five of their last six, including two of three at Coors Field this weekend. Charlie Blackmon had an RBI single for the Rockies, who have lost eight of nine. Stroman (3-0) allowed three hits and struck out five. He also helped himself with a spectacular backhand play to start the eighth. The nimble right-hander shuffled quickly off the mound to his right and reached behind his back with his glove to snag Josh Fuentes' grounder. He threw off-balanced to first, and the ball rolled the final few feet into Pete Alonso's glove just before Fuentes got to the base. Edwin Díaz earned his second save with a scoreless ninth, getting the last out as Story was tagged out by shortstop Francisco Lindor on the throw to second from McCann. Raimel Tapia singled off Stroman to start the bottom of the first, but the Mets pitcher induced a double-play grounder from the next batter, Ryan McMahon, and a popup from Story. He set the side down in order in four of the next five innings before Story doubled with one out in the seventh. Blackmon followed with an RBI single, ending a streak of 14 2/3 innings in which Stroman had not allowed a run. Stroman limited the damage by closing out the seventh with strikeouts of C.J. Cron and Garrett Hampson. Antonio Senzatela (1-3), who beat the Mets in his two previous starts against them, had another strong outing. He went six innings and gave up two runs on five hits. He struck out four and walked none. CLOSE PLAY McNeil was narrowly thrown out in the top of the ninth inning trying to stretch a double into a triple. He drove a ball off Daniel Bard into the right field corner, where Blackmon scooped it up and relayed to second baseman McMahon before getting the ball to third, where Fuentes applied the tag. The call was confirmed by replay review. TRAINER’S ROOM Rockies: INF Chris Owings has been transferred to the 60-day injured list from the 10-day IL. Owings hasn’t played since injuring his left thumb on a swing in which he tripled as a pinch-hitter against the San Francisco Giants on April 9. In another move, the Rockies claimed RHP Ashton Goudeau off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Goudeau was then optioned to the Rockies’ alternate training site. UP NEXT Mets: After a day off Monday, RHP Taijuan Walker (0-0, 2.61 ERA) is set to pitch Tuesday’s series opener at the Chicago Cubs. Rockies: Following a day off Monday, RHP Jon Gray (1-1, 2.87 ERA) is slated to start Tuesday’s interleague game against the visiting Houston Astros. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB Dennis Georgatos, The Associated Press
Sean Murphy drills a solo home run to center field and the game is tied at 2-2 in the 8th inning
MILWAUKEE — Colin Moran hit an early three-run homer, then had an RBI double in the 10th inning that sent the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Sunday. The Pirates withstood a two-homer performance from Milwaukee’s Daniel Vogelbach to win the deciding game of this series. Pittsburgh has won two of three in each of its last three series to recover from an early six-game skid. Pittsburgh's Bryan Reynolds and Milwaukee's Avisaíl García also homered. Moran hit a leadoff double off J.P. Feyereisen (0-1) to bring home automatic runner Bryan Reynolds from second base. Richard Rodríguez (1-0) earned the win with two innings of perfect relief. Rodríguez has allowed one hit, one walk and no runs in 6 1/3 innings this season. With Jackie Bradley Jr. on second to start the bottom of the 10th, Rodríguez retired Vogelbach and Garcia on a pair of flyballs before striking out Travis Shaw to seal the victory. This back-and-forth game featured two-run homers from each team in the seventh. Reynolds hit a 3-2 pitch from Brad Boxberger into the back rows of the second deck of the right-field stands to break a 3-all tie in the top half of the inning. Reynolds’ 436-foot drive also scored Adam Frazier, who had led off the inning with a bloop single. The Brewers tied it back up in the bottom of the seventh. After Bradley reached on a one-out bunt single, Vogelbach homered off Chris Stratton. Pittsburgh’s bullpen had thrown 11 1/3 straight scoreless innings and had allowed just one run in its last 25 innings before Vogelbach’s drive. Vogelbach also had a solo homer that helped the Brewers take a 2-0 lead in the first. Moran’s three-run homer in the top of the third put the Pirates back in front, but García tied it with a solo shot in the bottom of the third. Pittsburgh has now won all eight of Chad Kuhl’s career starts against the Brewers. Kuhl entered the day with a 4-0 career record and 1.78 ERA against the Brewers. He wasn’t quite as sharp Sunday as each of the two starting pitchers – Kuhl and Milwaukee’s Freddy Peralta – allowed three runs over five innings. TRAINER'S ROOM Pirates: RHP Cody Ponce was reinstated from the injured list and optioned to the Pirates’ alternate training site in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Brewers: Hitting coach Andy Haines acknowledged OF Christian Yelich is frustrated to be missing this much time early in the season. Yelich went on the injured list Saturday and has missed six straight games with a lower back strain. “Christian’s a guy that takes so much pride in playing every day,” Haines said. “He does not want to sit. He just never wants a day off. He knows the responsibility he has to people paying to watch him play and to the organization. He takes that as serious as anyone can take it. So I know he’ll play it off a little bit, but I know deep down it hurts him, man.” UP NEXT The Pirates are off Monday before opening a three-game series at Detroit on Tuesday. Scheduled starters are LHP Tyler Anderson (1-2, 4.02 ERA) for the Pirates and RHP Michael Fulmer (1-0, 3.00) for the Tigers. The Brewers open a six-game trip Monday at San Diego. RHP Brandon Woodruff (0-0, 2.12) pitches for the Brewers and RHP Joe Musgrove (2-1, 0.47) starts for the Padres. ___ Follow Steve Megargee at https://twitter.com/stevemegargee ___ More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Steve Megargee, The Associated Press
Mitch Haniger laces a triple to deep-center field, Taylor Trammell and J.P. Crawford score to give the Mariners a 3-2 lead in the 5th
NEWARK, N.J. — Birthday boy Mika Zibanejad scored a power-play goal with three minutes to play and the New York Rangers beat the New Jersey Devils 5-3 Sunday to sweep a four-game series over the past six days. Chris Kreider, Vitali Kravtsov, Alexis Lafreniere and Ryan Strome also scored as the Rangers extended their season-high point streak to six games (5-0-1). Alexandar Georgiev, who had to leave the ice late in the first period with a lower-body injury only to return, finished with 25 saves as New York improved to 13-4-3 in its past 20 games. The win kept New York four points behind Boston in the East with 11 games left in the regular season. The Bruins, who have played two fewer games, beat Washington 6-3 earlier Sunday. Mikhail Maltsev, Marian Studenic and Nico Hischier scored for the Devils, who rallied from a 3-0 deficit to tie the game. Mackenzie Blackwood had 21 saves as the Devils lost their sixth straight and fell to 1-8-2 in their past 11. Zibanejad, who turned 28 and now has points in six straight games, got the winner on the Rangers sixth power play after being set up between the circles by Strome. Strome was awarded a goal late after being hooked on a breakaway with the Devils net empty. The game was similar to Saturday's matchup at Madison Square, where the Rangers built a 4-0 lead, saw the Devils get within a goal and then score two empty-net goals to put the game away. The Rangers opened a 3-0 lead in the second period, getting a power-play goal by Kreider, Kravtsov's first NHL goal and another by Lafreniere. The young Devils got a goal by Maltsev late in the second and tallies by Studenic — his first in the NHL — and Hischier in the opening 5:30 of the third to tie the game. Igor Shesterkin made two saves late in the first period before Georgiev returned for the final 40 minutes. ANGRY HUGHES Devils centre Jack Hughes, the top pick in the 2019 draft, was so annoyed with a second-period penalty call for tripping, he slammed his stick against the glass. He got a 10-minute misconduct for that one. Coming into the game, Hughes had been called for one minor penalty in 43 games this season. He had 10 minutes in 61 games last year. He surpassed the total in one fit of anger. The Devils' goals came with Hughes in the penalty box. ANOTHER DEVILS DEBUT Forward Nolan Foote became the sixth Devil to make his NHL debut this season. He joins Maltsev, Studenic, Ty Smith, Yegor Sharangovich, Tyce Thompson in the group. He got an assist on the Hischier goal Foote's father, Adam, won Stanley Cups in 1996 and 2001 with Colorado in a 19-year career. His brother, Cal, is a defenceman for the Tampa Bay Lightning. NOTES: Rangers D Anthony Bitetto played for the first time since Feb. 24, a span of 27 games. D Libor Hajek got the day off. ... Kreider's goal was his 10th on the power play, among the best in the league. His 19 goals overall are tied with Pavel Buchnevich for the team lead. ... Devils F Andreas Johnsson snapped a 13-game point drought with an assist on Studenic's goal. UP NEXT Rangers: head to Long Island to face the Islanders on Tuesday. Devils: Travel to Pittsburgh for the first of three straight against the Penguins. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press