Spurs rout Grizzlies 105-83 in West finals opener
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tony Parker had 20 points and nine assists, Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points and the San Antonio Spurs struck first in the Western Conference finals by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 105-83 on Sunday.
The Spurs avoided a repeat of their Game 1 loss from when the teams met two years ago in the first round. The Grizzlies went on to knock San Antonio out of the playoffs as the top seed that time.
San Antonio raced out to a 17-point lead in the first quarter, then came up with a response when Memphis rallied to get within six in the second half. Both teams pulled their starters with over 5 minutes left and the Spurs leading by 21.
Game 2 is Tuesday night in San Antonio.
Rangers beat Tigers 11-8 despite 3 HRs for Cabrera
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - David Murphy put Texas ahead with a three-run home run, and the Rangers spoiled a three-homer game from Miguel Cabrera with an 11-8 victory against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night.
Murphy's shot just over the fence in right field gave Texas an 8-7 lead and answered a bases-loaded double from Prince Fielder that put Detroit up by two in the sixth inning after the Rangers had walked Cabrera intentionally even though first base wasn't open.
Cabrera hit a three-run homer in the third and a solo shot in the fifth off Derek Holland, then went deep again in the eighth against Tanner Scheppers.
Cabrera, the 2012 AL Triple Crown winner and this year's leader in average and RBIs, went 4 for 4 with 5 RBIs and has 11 homers, one off the AL lead.
Rangers put Kinsler on DL, recall Profar
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers have placed second baseman Ian Kinsler on the 15-day disabled list because of bruised ribs and recalled top prospect Jurickson Profar from AAA Round Rock.
The move was announced before the Rangers, with the best record in the majors, played their series finale against Detroit on Sunday night.
Because Kinsler entered Friday night's game as a pinch-runner, the DL move was retroactive to Saturday, when Kinsler didn't play. The earliest he would be eligible to return is June 2.
Kinsler is hitting .302 with seven home runs, 20 RBIs and 24 runs scored in 40 games.
Profar was hitting .278 at Round Rock, where he had an 8-game hitting streak. The 20-year-old Profar made his major league debut last season, hitting .176 in nine games.
Locke, Pirates shut down Astros 1-0
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jeff Locke allowed three hits over seven innings, Pedro Alvarez homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates won for the eighth time in 10 games, 1-0 over the Houston Astros on Sunday.
Locke (4-1) won his fourth straight decisions and gave up one run or fewer for the fifth time in his past eight outings. He struck out four and walked three.
The notoriously streaky Alvarez pushed his average above .200 for just the second time since the second game of the season. His eighth home run came on the first pitch and was an opposite field line drive down the left field line in the fifth.
Alvarez's longball was his second of the series and third in eight games. It was the lone mistake by Astros starter Lucas Harrell, who lost his third consecutive decision despite allowing four hits and one walk in seven innings.
BYRON NELSON CHAMPIONSHIP
Bae wins Byron Nelson for first PGA Tour title
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Sang-Moon Bae won the Byron Nelson Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, beating Keegan Bradley by two strokes after blowing a four-stroke lead.
The 26-year-old South Korean closed with a 1-under 69 to finish at 13-under 267.
Bradley was trying to become the Nelson's first wire-to-wire winner since Tom Watson in 1980. He set the TPC Four Seasons course record with an opening 60, but finished with a 72 on a day with wind gusting to near 40 mph at times.
Bae already had 11 international victories - on the Korea, Japan and Asian tours.
After four birdies in an early five-hole stretch, Bae had a four-stroke lead. Bradley got even at No. 15, but missed a short birdie putt on the next hole.
Oosthuizen withdraws from Nelson before 4th round
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Louis Oosthuizen withdrew from the Byron Nelson Championship before the final round because of a neck issue.
The 2010 British Open champion was at 3-under 207 and tied for 32nd place after shooting even-par 70 in the third round.
Oosthuizen entered the Nelson with the No. 7 world ranking, the highest-ranked player in the field. He had missed the cut in his only other Nelson appearance.
Michael Bradley also withdrew Sunday morning with a back problem. Bradley was 2 under.
Oosthuizen is also set to play in next week's Colonial. Bradley is not on the field list for that invitational tournament.
Since 72 players made the secondary cut after three rounds, Oosthuizen and Bradley will get paid equal to a 71st-place finish at the Nelson.
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