Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The Twins hit the field at Yankee Stadium, the Rockies host the Nationals, and the Flyers and Bruins play Game 7 in Boston.
Meeting up on the diamond . . .
The American League schedule for Friday has Cleveland at Baltimore, Boston at Detroit, Texas at Toronto, Seattle at Tampa Bay, the White Sox at Kansas City, Oakland at the Angels, and Minnesota at the Yankees. Scott Baker (4-2, 4.57 ERA) will get the ball for the Twins in that last matchup, while A.J. Burnett (4-1, 3.40 ERA) will take to the mound for New York. Righthander Baker defeated the Orioles in his last trip to the mound, giving up just one run on three hits over his eight innings of work in that contest. Righthander Burnett was rocked in his most recent start, allowing nine runs on nine hits in 4 1-3 innings against the Red Sox.
Over in the National League on Friday it'll be Pittsburgh at the Cubs, the Mets at Florida, St. Louis at Cincinnati, Arizona at Atlanta, Philadelphia at Milwaukee, the Dodgers at San Diego, Houston at San Francisco, and Washington at Colorado. The Nationals will start Livan Hernandez (4-1, 1.04 ERA) on Friday against the Rockies' Ubaldo Jimenez (6-1, 0.93 ERA). Righthander Hernandez has given up two or fewer runs in each of his six outings so far this season, but he was beaten by the Rockies on April 22 (two runs over eight innings). Righthander Jimenez got the win in that contest, blanking the Nationals on five hits over 7 1-3 innings.
Taking a trip around the rink . . .
As well, the NHL offers up one game on Friday night, with Philadelphia at Boston in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. The Flyers completed the comeback from an 0-3 series deficit by edging the Bruins 2-1 in Philadelphia in Game 6 on Wednesday night. Mike Richards and Danny Briere had the goals for the Flyers in that loss, while Michael Leighton stopped 30 of 31 Boston shots. Milan Lucic had the lone goal for the Bruins with just one minute left in regulation time, and Tuukka Rask stopped 25 of the 27 Philly shots in Wednesday's defeat.