Weekend Sports Update with Randy Adams, Friday, May 10th – Blazers Win over Nuggets; Game 7 Sunday!

Blazers win Game 6 over Nuggets!

The Portland Trail Blazers got 62 points from their starting backcourt and 42 points from their bench to best the Denver Nuggets 119-108 in Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals in front of a sellout crowd of 20,022 Thursday night at the Moda Center.

The series is now tied 3-3 with Game 7 to be played Sunday at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

The Trail Blazers didn’t get off to the start they would have liked, resulting in the Nuggets leading by as many as 10 points in the first quarter before taking an eight-point advantage into the second quarter.

But with their season in the balance, Portland responded with an 11-2 run early in the second quarter to get back into the game.

Game 7 will be held on Sunday, though the time is still to be determined.

Yankees take down Mariners on Thursday night.

What happens when your second baseman gets knocked out by a pitch to his wrist the day after your utility infielder suffers the same fate?

For the Mariners, it meant veteran slugger Edwin Encarnacion needed to make his first appearance at second base in his 15-year career — and reinforcements likely are on the way Friday when the team arrives in Boston.

Second baseman Dee Gordon was removed from Thursday’s 3-1 loss to the Yankees in the third inning after getting hit in the right wrist by a J.A. Happ fastball. He’ll undergo a CT scan on Friday in Boston to determine the extent of the damage.

Infield options are headed from Triple-A Tacoma to help out. Shortstop J.P. Crawford was removed from the Rainiers’ lineup Thursday in Tacoma and utility infielder Kristopher Negrón would seem to be another option should Moore need to miss time.

The Oregon State Beavers’ four-game slide continues to reverberate around the college baseball world.

Losing last week to Gonzaga and being swept at home in a three-game, non-conference series by Oklahoma State has cost OSU in the published projections for the 64-team NCAA Tournament

In D1 Baseball.com’s projections, the losing streak knocked the Beavers out of the top eight, although they’re still projected to host a regional.

The Beavers will try to regain their footing in this weekend’s Civil War series, which begins Friday with a 7 p.m. game in PK Park.

MLB Scores (from Thursday, May 9)

Atlanta Braves2Final
Arizona Diamondbacks3(10)
WJon Duplantier (1-0)
LA.J. Minter (0-4)
Miami Marlins1Final
Chicago Cubs4
WMike Montgomery (1-0)
LTrevor Richards (0-5)
Chicago White Sox0Final
Cleveland Indians5(5)
WCarlos Carrasco (3-3)
LManny Banuelos (2-2)
San Francisco Giants11Final
Colorado Rockies12
WBryan Shaw (2-0)
LTyler Beede (0-1)
SWade Davis (6)
Los Angeles Angels13Final
Detroit Tigers0
WFelix Pena (2-1)
LRyan Carpenter (0-1)
Texas Rangers2Final
Houston Astros4
WWade Miley (3-2)
LMike Minor (3-3)
SRoberto Osuna (9)
Washington Nationals6Final
Los Angeles Dodgers0
WPatrick Corbin (3-1)
LRich Hill (0-1)
Seattle Mariners1Final
New York Yankees3
WJ.A. Happ (2-3)
LMike Leake (2-4)
SAroldis Chapman (8)
Cincinnati Reds3Final
Oakland Athletics0
WTanner Roark (3-1)
LChris Bassitt (1-1)
SRaisel Iglesias (7)
Pittsburgh Pirates4Final
St. Louis Cardinals17
WMichael Wacha (3-0)
LJoe Musgrove (1-4)

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