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Last Update on April 24, 2014 01:08 GMT

MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first game at Wrigley Field, which was played two years before the Cubbies became the ballpark's tenants. The Cubs entertained their fans by carrying a 5-2 lead in the ninth behind Jeff Samardzija's (sah-MAHR'-juhz) strong pitching.

But instead of their 4,076th regular-season victory at the centenarian stadium, the Cubs suffered their 3,621st loss as Arizona scored five runs off three relievers in the ninth inning to beat Chicago 7-5.

Martin Prado (mahr-TEEN' PRAH'-doh) hit a two-run single that bounced off the second-base bag. One batter later, the Diamondbacks were down to their last out until Miguel Montero hit a game-tying single and scored on Aaron Hill's two-run triple. Three of the five runs were unearned following an error by shortstop Starlin Castro.

The game was played 100 years after the Chicago Federals and Kansas City Packers played the opening game at the stadium. The Diamondbacks and Cubs wore throwback 1914 jerseys and the famed scoreboard listed Kansas City and Chi-Feds in their place.

Hall of Famers Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins and Andre Dawson were on hand to mark the anniversary of the second oldest park in the majors. Boston's Fenway Park is 102 years old.

In other day play;

-- Martin (mahr-TEEN') Perez pitched his second consecutive shutout and Texas completed a three-game sweep with a 3-0 win over Oakland. Donnie Murphy hit a solo homer to back Perez, who stretched his scoreless streak to 26 games and helped the Rangers take over the AL West lead by a half-game over the A's.

-- Seattle's eight-game losing streak is over after Kyle Seager belted a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the Mariners a 5-3 win against Houston. Seager also hit a two-run shot in the seventh and collected with a career-high five RBIs after the M's fell behind 3-0.

-- Pinch-hitter Evan Gattis (GAT'-his) laced a two-run double in the bottom of the eighth to lift Atlanta past Florida 3-1. Aaron Harang allowed just a run and six hits while fanning 11 in six innings, but he received a no-decision and actually saw his ERA rise from 0.70 to 0.85.

-- Hector Sanchez hit two of San Francisco's six homers, including a grand slam in the 11th inning of a 12-10 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Brandon Belt also homered twice for the Giants, who trailed 5-1 before avoiding a three-game sweep.

MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) -- San Diego Padres starter Josh Johnson is scheduled to undergo elbow ligament-replacement surgery for the second time and will miss the entire season.

Johnson hasn't pitched since signing a one-year, $8 million contract with the Padres in November. He was 2-8 with a 6.20 ERA last season with Toronto.

Also in the majors:

-- Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo will be sidelined for an extended period of time because of a stress fracture in his left foot. An MRI taken Wednesday revealed the injury after an X-ray showed no structural damage.

-- The Oakland A's have rejected a deal to play at their current ballpark in the foreseeable future, saying a 10-year lease extension offer doesn't meet all their requirements. The Oakland Tribune reports the rejection came just an hour after the joint board that runs the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum complex announced the extension proposal.

NFL-SCHEDULE

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL has announced it's 2014 schedule, and it opens with the Super Bowl-champion Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Sept. 4.

That game is the one of four prime-time matchups on opening weekend. The Sunday night game will be a battle of Peyton Manning's current and former teams as Denver hosts Indiana. One day later, The New York Giants will be in Detroit to take on the Lions before Arizona hosts San Diego.

The Thanksgiving Day schedule has the Lions hosting Chicago and Philadelphia visiting Dallas before the Seahawks take on the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara.

NBA-MOST IMPROVED

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NBA has announced that guard Goran Dragic (DRAHG'-ich) of the Phoenix Suns has been named winner of the league's Most Improved Player Award. He came into the season with a career scoring average of 9.5 points a game but this season averaged 20.3 per game with 5.9 assists.

Indiana's Lance Stephenson was second in the voting, with Anthony Davis of the Pelicans third.

NHL-CALDER TROPHY FINALISTS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Tampa Bay Lightning teammates Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat are finalists for the Calder Trophy, the NHL's top rookie award. They're joined by Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon.

Johnson had a rookie team-record 24 goals and tied with MacKinnon for the NHL lead among rookies. MacKinnon led all NHL rookies in scoring with 63 points.

Palat finished second among rookie scorers with 59 points and 23 goals.


 

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