Joe's Morning Sports-Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Golden State Warriors have opened the NBA's Western Conference finals with a 116-94 rout of the Portland Trail Blazers.  Stephen Curry nailed nine three-pointers and scored a game-high 36 points to outperform Blazers guards Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, who combined for 36 points on 11-31 shooting.  Klay Thompson had 26 points for the Warriors, who were without injured star Kevin Durant due to a leg injury.

The New Orleans Pelicans have won the NBA Draft lottery and will have the option of taking Duke freshman forward Zion Williamson with the top pick next month.  It's the first time the Pelicans have won the lottery since 2012, when they selected Anthony Davis.  The Memphis Grizzlies will choose second, followed by the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Chris Sale set a career high for strikeouts last night, but the Boston Red Sox blew a 3-2 lead and dropped a 5-4 decision to the Colorado Rockies in eleven innings.  Sale needed just seven innings to fan 17 Rockies and was pulled after 108 pitches.  The seven-time All-Star struck out the first six batters and didn't allow a runner until Mark Reynolds doubled to begin the fifth.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his first two major league home runs last night, becoming the youngest player in Toronto Blue Jays history to touch 'em all while leading his team to a 7-3 win over the San Francisco Giants.  The touted 20-year-old homered in the first inning against Giants opener Nick Vincent, his first in 14 big league games.  Two-sport star Danny Ainge was the youngest Blue Jay to homer, doing so at 20 years, 77 days old.  Guerrero is younger by 18 days.  The son of Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero entered the day batting .191 with one RBI.

Three members of the Wayne State men’s track and field team have qualified for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Kingsville, Texas May 23-25.  Senior Robert Sullivan has qualified in the decathlon, sophomore Cade Kalkowski is a repeat national qualifier in the hammer throw and junior Dylan Kaup has qualified in the hammer throw.  Also, Mackenzie Scheil has qualified in the hammer throw.

Local Scores:  Creighton 13 Nebraska-Omaha 2 (Bsbl); Omaha Storm Chasers 8 Iowa 1 (Bsbl); Millard West 4 Omaha Marian 2 (G. Socc. ‘A’ State Championship); Elkhorn South 2 Omaha Skutt 0 (G. Socc. ‘B’ State Championship).

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     INTERLEAGUE

    

      Final    Tampa  Bay      4    Miami                      0

      Final    Colorado        5    Boston                    4,  11  Innings

      Final    Toronto          7    San  Francisco      3

    

    

          ---

          AMERICAN  LEAGUE

    

      Final    Cleveland          9    Chi  White  Sox      0

      Final    Houston            11    Detroit                  4

      Final    Minnesota          4    L-A  Angels            3

      Final    Kansas  City    11    Texas                      5

      Final    Seattle              4    Oakland                  3

    

    

        Baltimore    at    N-Y  Yankees      6:35  p.m.,  postponed

    

    

          ---

          NATIONAL  LEAGUE

    

      Final    Chi  Cubs            3    Cincinnati          1

      Final    N-Y  Mets            6    Washington          2

      Final    Milwaukee          6    Philadelphia      1

      Final    St.  Louis        14    Atlanta                3

      Final    Pittsburgh        6    Arizona                2

      Final    L-A  Dodgers      6    San  Diego            3

    

    

          ---

          NATIONAL  BASKETBALL  ASSOCIATION  PLAYOFFS

    

      Final    Golden  State    116    Portland      94

    

    

          ---

          NATIONAL  HOCKEY  LEAGUE  PLAYOFFS

    

      Final    Boston      2    Carolina      1

    

In other news

Toronto police say four people were shot and wounded at a rally for the NBA champion Raptors, and three people were arrested.  Droves of Raptors fans ran from the shooting in a stampede from the City Hall square, which was packed with tens of thousands of people.  Police Chief Mark Saunders …