Blackhawks win in third overtime
CHICAGO (AP) — Brent Seabrook, a physical defenseman with a penchant for big postseason goals, ended 101 grueling minutes of hockey Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
Seabrook scored on a booming slap shot 1 minute into the third overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat Nashville 3-2 in the longest game of this year’s NHL playoffs.
Seabrook’s long drive off a pass from Patrick Kane beat a screened Pekka Rinne on the 100th shot of the longest game in Nashville history. Rookie Scott Darling made 50 saves for Chicago.
Cubs prevail in Russell debut
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starlin Castro went 3-for-5 with four RBIs, including a game-tying two-run single in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs rallied for a 9-8 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
Wellington Castillo followed Castro’s big hit with an RBI groundout off Pittsburgh closer Mark Melancon (0-1) as Chicago overcame a late three-run deficit to win for the third time in four games.
“We’re not going to win that game last year or the year before,” Castro said. “We quit. If we were losing after seven innings, we quit. Now we never quit. We play nine innings.”
Addison Russell, called up from Triple-A Iowa earlier in the day, went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in his major league debut.
Indians defeat White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Rodon didn’t offer any excuses for a rocky showing in his major league debut.
The Chicago White Sox left-hander worked 2 1/3 innings and gave up two runs on three hits against the Cleveland Indians in a 6-2 loss at chilly U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday night.
“I threw all over the place but finally found some command,” Rodon said. “Maybe a little overthrowing. There’s no excuses. You’ve got to be good in that situation.”
Rodon, called up from Triple-A Charlotte on Monday, entered with two out in the sixth inning in relief of starter Hector Noesi (0-2) with runners on first and third.
The Indians made it 4-1 when Rodon loaded the bases with a walk to Brandon Moss. Ryan Raburn then lined a two-run, pinch-hit single to left.