BOSTON (AP) - John Lackey allowed two hits in seven innings, Mike Carp hit a three-run homer and the Red Sox beat the Indians 8-1 on a rainy night. It was the second straight strong performance by Lackey, who missed all last season following Tommy John elbow surgery. After a 44-minute delay before Friday's game, Lackey (3-4) struck out eight, walked three and gave up an unearned run while pitching through a steady rain. He allowed only 2 of the 25 batters he faced to hit the ball out of the infield.
BOSTON (AP) - The Bruins have another chance to clinch a spot in the Eastern Conference finals tonight in Game 5 of their playoff series with the Rangers at Boston's TD Garden. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask says he won't dwell too much on his comical mistake in Game 4 against the Rangers that helped New York get back into the series. Rask tripped in the crease, fell down and then whiffed on the puck, allowing the Rangers to cut a 2-0 lead to a one-goal deficit. New York would go on to win in overtime.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Revolution begins a 3-game homestand tonight when they host Toronto FC at Foxborugh. The Revs are coming off a 2-0 win at Houston last weekend. Diego Fagundez has scored three goals in New England's last five games.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - The Connecticut Sun hosts New York tonight for its home opener. The Sun dropped Tuesday's season opening game 88-80 at Minnesota. All proceeds from tickets sold to tonight's game will go to the Red Cross for tornado relief efforts in Oklahoma.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) - A former Maine college basketball star has been found guilty of a child pornography charge. Dana Wilson pleaded no contest this week in a Bangor courtroom. The plea means while not admitting guilt, he is not contesting the charges. The judge then found him guilty. Wilson averaged an NCAA Division III leading 35 points per game during his senior season at Husson College in 1973-74 and was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.
TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:
N.Y. Rangers at Boston, 5:30 p.m.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL:
Cleveland (Kazmir 2-2) at Boston (Lester 6-1), 1:35 p.m.
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER:
Toronto FC at New England, 7:30 p.m.
New York at Connecticut, 7 p.m.
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