Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The Penguins host the Canadiens, the Flyers meet the Bruins, and the Padres play on the road against the rival Giants.
Meeting up on the diamond . . .
The American League schedule for Wednesday has the White Sox at Minnesota, Toronto at Boston, Seattle at Baltimore, Oakland at Texas, Cleveland at Kansas City, the Yankees at Detroit (in a doubleheader), and Tampa Bay at the Angels. David Price (4-1, 1.91 ERA) will take on Jered Weaver (4-1, 2.66 ERA) in that Rays/Angels matchup. Lefthander Price rolled to a win over the Athletics in his last trip to the mound, giving up just one unearned run on three hits over 7 2-3 innings of work. Righthander Weaver is also coming off a strong outing, as he held the Mariners scoreless on two hits over 7 1-3 innings in his last trip to the mound.
Over in the National League on Wednesday it'll be Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Washington at the Mets, Atlanta at Milwaukee, Florida at the Cubs, Philadelphia at Colorado, Houston at St. Louis, the Dodgers at Arizona, and San Diego at San Francisco. The Padres will send Clayton Richard (1-2, 3.34 ERA) to the mound to take on Matt Cain (2-1, 2.79 ERA) in that last contest. Lefthander Richard took a no-decision against the Giants back on April 19, giving up one run over his 6 1-3 innings of work. Righthander Cain also took a no-decision in that April 19 matchup, surrendering two earned runs on seven hits in his six innings pitched.
Taking a trip around the rink . . .
Finally, there are two NHL playoff games on the schedule for Wednesday, with Montreal at Pittsburgh and Boston at Philadelphia. The Canadiens forced a Game 7 in their Eastern Conference semifinal series with a 4-3 home win in Game 6 on Monday night. Michael Cammalleri scored twice for Montreal in that win, while Jaroslav Halak stopped 34 of 37 Pittsburgh shots. Sidney Crosby had his sixth goal of the playoff for the Pens. The Flyers also staved off elimination on Monday, winning Game 5 in Boston 4-0 to cut the series deficit to 3-2. Simon Gagne had a pair of goals in that victory for Philadelphia, and starting netminder Brian Boucher left the contest with a knee injury; Michael Leighton replaced him.