Sports Update with Randy Adams; Blazers Take Another One From Okla. City Thunder

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TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2019

Blazers up two games to none over Thunder.

The NBA Playoffs are usually defined by star players. Tuesday night, Portland’s stars came out big time.

Portland’s starting backcourt of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combined for 62 points to lead the Trail Blazer to a 114-94 victory versus the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Two of their first-round playoff series.

The Trail Blazers now lead the series 2-0 with the next two games to be played in Oklahoma City. Portland has not led a playoff series 2-0 since the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs.

McCollum led all scorers with 33 points on 12-of-22 shooting from the field, eight rebounds, five assists and a steal in 36 minutes. It is the fifth time in McCollum’s career that he’s scored at least 30 points in a playoff game.

The series moves to Oklahoma City for Game Three, scheduled for Friday at 6:30 p.m. on CBS Sports Radio The Winner, 106.5FM and 1240AM.

Mariners drop to Cleveland. Their Major League-record home run streak rolled on Tuesday, but the Mariners were more concerned with a five-game string of losses that continued unabated as they dropped a 4-2 decision to the Indians.

Jay Bruce’s solo shot off reliever Neil Ramirez with two out in the eighth extended Seattle’s streak to 20 consecutive games with a homer. It was Bruce’s eighth blast of the season.

Bruce is hitting just .175, but eight of his 11 hits have cleared the fence, including a soaring 437-footer to extend the record on Tuesday.

But after flexing those muscles early en route to a 13-2 record, the Mariners have dropped to 13-7 and fell out of the American League West lead for the first time after the Astros topped the A’s for their 10th straight win.

An afternoon game wraps up the three game set with Cleveland today.

The No. 2 Oregon State baseball team took care of business on the road against a very good Arizona State team this past weekend as the Beavers (25-8-1, 11-4 Pac-12) clinched the series with Saturday and Sunday wins over the No. 13 Sun Devils (27-7, 10-5).

Oregon State is the defending NCAA Division I baseball champion.

With Easter on Sunday, the Pac-12 shifts all baseball series this week to a Thursday-Saturday format.

The biggest takeaway from this is that all of Oregon State’s (as well as Arizona’s) pitching staff will be going on a days less rest.

MLB Scores (Tuesday, April 16)

Arizona Diamondbacks9Final
Atlanta Braves6
WYoshihisa Hirano (1-1)
LA.J. Minter (0-2)
SGreg Holland (3)
Kansas City Royals1Final
Chicago White Sox5
WReynaldo Lopez (1-2)
LJorge Lopez (0-2)
Pittsburgh Pirates5Final
Detroit Tigers3(10)
WKeone Kela (1-0)
LShane Greene (0-1)
SNick Kingham (1)
Cincinnati Reds1Final
Los Angeles Dodgers6
WKenta Maeda (3-1)
LTyler Mahle (0-1)
Chicago Cubs4Final
Miami Marlins0
WJose Quintana (2-1)
LPablo Lopez (1-3)
St. Louis Cardinals4Final
Milwaukee Brewers8
WBrandon Woodruff (2-1)
LJack Flaherty (1-1)
Toronto Blue Jays6Final
Minnesota Twins5
WAaron Sanchez (2-1)
LTrevor May (1-1)
SKen Giles (5)
Boston Red Sox0Final
New York Yankees8
WJames Paxton (2-2)
LChris Sale (0-4)
Houston Astros9Final
Oakland Athletics1
WCollin McHugh (3-1)
LMarco Estrada (0-2)
New York Mets3Final
Philadelphia Phillies14
WNick Pivetta (2-1)
LSteven Matz (1-1)
SJerad Eickhoff (1)
Colorado Rockies8Final
San Diego Padres2
WJon Gray (1-3)
LNick Margevicius (1-2)
Cleveland Indians4Final
Seattle Mariners2
WShane Bieber (2-0)
LMike Leake (2-1)
SBrad Hand (6)
Baltimore Orioles2Final
Tampa Bay Rays4
WTyler Glasnow (4-0)
LDylan Bundy (0-2)
SDiego Castillo (2)
Los Angeles Angels0Final
Texas Rangers5
WMike Minor (2-1)
LJaime Barria (1-1)
San Francisco Giants7Final
Washington Nationals3
WDereck Rodriguez (2-2)
LStephen Strasburg (1-1)

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