C.J. Wilson struck out 10 over eight innings of one-run ball as the Angels dismissed the Mariners, 7-1. Michael Saunders knocked in the lone run for Seattle, which has lost six in-a-row. Brandon Maurer allowed seven runs in three frames for the loss. The M's return home to host a series against Texas starting tomorrow.
>>DEFENSE - err not
It's even easier to be the king when no one gaurds you and there is no help defense. With two seconds left the obvious choice is to make someone on Miami shoot a jump shot. But noooooo. LeBron James one-upped Paul George in the final seconds of overtime, beating the Pacers All-Star for a left-handed layup just before the buzzer to give the Miami Heat a thrilling 103-102 victory over Indiana in the opener of the
Eastern Conference finals. George sent Game 1 into overtime with a stunning hoist of a deep 3- pointer just before the regulation buzzer, then gave the Pacers a 102-101 lead
with three free throws after a questionable foul call with 2.2 ticks left in the extra session. But George's defense was as awful as his post game lime green Paisley shirt. He overplayed the ensuing inbounds pass at the top of the key, and James never hesitated attacking the basket while blowing by his defender for the game- winner to cap his 30-point, 10-rebound,
10-assist performance. Game 2 is set for Friday night in Miami.
>>The hockey series few care about
With Boston and New York and Chicago V Detroit - the lackluster Pittsburgh - Ottawa series in on the back burner. The Pittsburgh Penguins had a 7-3 Game 4 win over the Ottawa Senators. The Penguins, who scored six straight goals at one point Wednesday night to grab a commanding 3-1 lead in this Eastern Conference semifinal series. They will look to vanquish the Senators on Friday at home.