2-minute Drill: Polanco Goes Deep Twice as Pirates Top Cubs to go to 9-3

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  • Gregory Polanco and the Pirates wasted no time in bouncing back from a rout to make an early statement in the National League Central.
  • Before Wednesday, May of 2017 was the last time the Penguins won a playoff game 7-0. And the player in their locker room Thursday who has the warmest memories of the game that followed it is Derick Brassard.
  • When the Cleveland Cavaliers open up the NBA playoffs with Game 1 of their first-round series with the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, the Cavs will play their first game with a completely healthy team since overhauling their roster at the trade deadline.
  • Pirates manager Clint Hurdle criticized Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez on Thursday for his bat flip on a popup, and the young slugger brushed off the comments.
  • Cindy Koehler said she rarely posts videos online, but she figured her son’s response was too good not to share Sunday night.

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